Spell-Mageddon

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Spell-Mageddon
Spell-Mageddon tv logo.png
Genre Game show
Presented by Alfonso Ribeiro
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Adam Freeman
  • Adam Reed
  • Jeff Krask
  • Leslie Greif
  • Michael Canter
Production company(s) Thinkfactory Media
Release
Original network ABC Family
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release July 24 (2013-07-24) – September 11, 2013 (2013-09-11)

Spell-Mageddon was an American spelling bee game show on ABC Family and was hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro. [1] It premiered on July 24, 2013.[2] The series finale aired on September 11, 2013.[3]

Format[edit]

The show's format combined a spelling bee with obstacle courses similar to Wipeout.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
1 "Episode 1" July 24, 2013 (2013-07-24) 0.33[4]
2 "Episode 2" July 31, 2013 (2013-07-31) 0.34[5]
3 "Episode 3" August 7, 2013 (2013-08-07) 0.29[6]
4 "Episode 4" August 14, 2013 (2013-08-14) 0.31[7]
5 "Episode 5" August 21, 2013 (2013-08-21) 0.25[8]
6 "Episode 6" August 28, 2013 (2013-08-28) 0.19[9]
7 "Episode 7" September 4, 2013 (2013-09-04) 0.38[10]
8 "Episode 8" September 11, 2013 (2013-09-11) 0.20[11]

Reception[edit]

Mary McNamara of The Los Angeles Times said the show doesn't look fun at all and also said the distractions endured by the contestants are "more annoying than compelling."[12] Emily Ashby Common Sense Media gave the show 3 out of 5 stars.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfonso Ribeiro Named Host of ABC Family's New Series "Spell-Mageddon"". The Futon Crtic. June 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  2. ^ "ABC Family Continues to Grow Its Original Programming and Greenlights a New Comedy Series, "Spell-Mageddon"". The Futon Critic. May 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  3. ^ "'Spell-Mageddon' Finale GIF-cap: Something Stinks on 'Sensory Overload'". Yahoo! TV. September 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers, "The Challenge" Leads Demos". The Futon Critic. July 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Royal Pains" Tops Viewers, "Honey Boo Boo" Leads Demos". The Futon Critic. August 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Shark Week" Again Top Demos, "Royal Pains" Leads Viewers". The Futon Critic. August 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Returns Big for A&E". The Futon Critic. August 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Racks Up Another 10 Million Viewers". The Futon Critic. August 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 2, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Duck Dynasty" Victory". The Futon Critic. 
  10. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 5, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Duck Dynasty" Brings Home Another 10 Million Viewers". The Futon Critic. 
  11. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 12, 2013). "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: No Stopping "Duck Dynasty" on A&E". The Futon Critic. 
  12. ^ "TV review: ABC Family's 'Spell-Mageddon' appears d-u-l-l". The Los Angeles Times. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Spell-Mageddon". Common Sense Media. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 

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