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Mental Samurai

Mental Samurai

  • Premiered: 
    March 19, 2019
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe, MENTAL SAMURAI is a one-hour game show that pushes every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility, as contestants battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, puzzles and sequencing, but players also have to contend with being physically transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule capable of rotating 360 degrees. Each contestant has five minutes to answer 12 questions from a variety of categories. If they miss a question or run out of time, they are eliminated. But if they successfully complete the obstacle course for the mind by correctly answering all 12 questions, they move to the Circle of Samurai, where they try to win the $100,000 prize.

MENTAL SAMURAI returned for its second season on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX, with Rob Lowe returning as host. In the Season 2 premiere, Lowe welcomes contestants, including a former NFL player who is out to prove there's more to him than just his muscles; a teacher and philanthropist; an entrepreneur; a super-competitive gameshow veteran; and a trained knife and sword champion fighter.
On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT, Fox premiered the Season 2 finale of MENTAL SAMURAI. Host Rob Lowe welcomes new contestants including a competitive baton twirler, a CSI Forensic Scientist, a former Navy Cryptologist and a Pre-Med Student, one of whom may defeat the Circle of Samurai and win more than $100,000.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by A. Smith & Co.
  • Produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted
  • Produced by Apploff Entertainment