Unchained Reaction

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Unchained Reaction
Unchained Reaction logo.jpg
Genre Reality
Science
Created by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman
Starring Adam Savage
Jamie Hyneman
Charles Haine
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Adam Savage
Jamie Hyneman
Daniel Soiseth
Lloyd Braun
Gail Berman
Gene Stein
David Pritikin
Tracy Rudolph
Producer(s) (co-executive producers)
Derek Wan
Jared Heinke
Production company(s) Discovery Studios
BermanBraun
Broadcast
Original channel Discovery Channel
Original run March 18, 2012 (2012-03-18) – present
External links
Website

Unchained Reaction is a science and engineering reality game show that airs on the Discovery Channel. It is judged and executive-produced by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, best known for hosting the science entertainment series MythBusters.

Premiered on March 18, 2012,[1][2] the series pits two teams of various backgrounds against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption (sometimes also referred to as a "Rube Goldberg" machine or device). Teams are provided with identical sets of tools and materials and are given five days to construct a series of mechanisms based on a pre-determined theme. Midway through each week, the teams are provided with a surprise "missing link" item that they must add to the middle of their machines. The winner is selected by Savage, Hyneman, and a guest judge.

History[edit]

Discovery Channel announced Unchained Reaction, described by Savage as his "super secret project", on January 20, 2012.[3] In the announcement, Savage said he and Hyneman wanted to create a show "that puts the process of problem solving and ingenuity front and center".[3]

The series is produced by Discovery Studios, and Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun's BermanBraun.[4] The first season consisted of six episodes.The Discovery Channel has yet to disclose if there will be a second season.[5]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Guest judge Original airdate
1 "Heavy vs. Light" Adrian Hightower March 18, 2012 (2012-03-18)
2 "Fire and Ice" Adam Sadowsky March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)
3 "Speed" W. Daniel Hillis April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)
4 "Take Flight" Bruce Gray April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)
5 "Jack of All Trades" Julia Greer April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)
6 "Movie Mayhem" Rick Baker May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage To Exec. Produce New Discovery Channel Series, 'Unchained Reaction'" (Press release). Discovery Channel. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  2. ^ Unchained Reaction Sunday March 18th @ 10pm *. Discovery Networks. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  3. ^ a b Levine, Daniel S (2012-01-20). "'Mythbusters' hosts to launch new Discovery series 'Unchained Reaction'". TheCelebrityCafe.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2012-01-20). "Discovery Orders Series With 'Mythbusters' Stars Adam Savage And Jamie Hyneman". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  5. ^ Hibberd, James (2012-01-20). "'MythBusters' hosts launching new show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 

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