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Race to Escape

Race to Escape

Photo Credit:  Science Channel/Bret Hartman
  • Premiered: 
    July 25, 2015
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  • Network: Science
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Participation
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by comedian Jimmy Pardo, RACE TO ESCAPE is a psychological game show that follows two teams as they solve five different puzzles and challenges to escape a themed room faster than their opponent. On the other side of the door is a $25,000 cash prize, and as the clock ticks away, so does the cash. Regardless of the theme, all the rooms have two things in common: no windows and a single door with five giant locks, each of which can only be opened by cracking the code contained in the clues. Each one-hour episode features an entirely different setting, ranging from a 1960s Barbershop complete with barber chairs and sinks, to an ornately decorated Chinese restaurant. In the series premiere, the teams find themselves locked in two identical lavish 19th century drawing rooms. Like a room out of the movie CLUE, the study is filled with books, model ships and old maps. Everything the teams need to open the five locks and escape is within those four walls -- if they have the smarts to figure it out.
On Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, Science Channel premiered the season finale of RACE TO ESCAPE. In the season ender, "Barbershop Breakout," two teams of three strangers are locked in identical barbershops. They have exactly one hour to solve a series of challenges and puzzles in order to escape the room. And the sooner they do, the more of a $25,000 cash prize they win


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by eOne Entertainment
  • In association with Axial Entertainment