Johnny Galecki Prank Series SCIJINKS Premieres May 16 on Science Channel
Using cutting-edge Science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new Science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use Science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes.
Galecki, along with Science "prankologists" Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out Science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more, with never-before-seen pranks that will introduce audiences to remarkable and unusual scientific discoveries. From showcasing classic chemical reactions under the guise of a cooking class, to controlling the movement of objects with their brains using electroencephalography, the pranks not only contain mind-blowing science, but a heaping dose of chaos too.
With a professional acting career that spans more than 25 years, Johnny Galecki is best known for his roles on two hugely popular television series, ROSEANNE and The Big Bang Theory. He currently stars on the CBS sitcom, which is airing Season 11. As socially awkward physicist Leonard Hofstadter, Galecki has garnered an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination, along with those from the Critic's Choice Awards, PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS and four consecutive ensemble nominations by the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others. Along with numerous television movies, his credits include guest roles on My Name is Earl and Entourage, as well as lending his voice to such animated series as AMERICAN DAD! and Family Guy.
Galecki portrayed band manager Terry Ork in the 2013 indie movie CBGB about the legendary punk rock club in New York City, and appeared in Peter Berg's superhero film Hancock. Other film credits include the Don Roos films The Opposite of Sex, Bounce and Happy Endings, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, the hit horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer, Suicide Kings, Playing Mona Lisa and the comedy classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, playing Rusty, THE SON of dad Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase).
A longtime patron of the theater, Galecki has himself been involved in live theater since age six. Among numerous credits, he starred in Douglas Carter Beane's Tony-nominated Broadway play The Little Dog Laughed, receiving a Theater World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. His other theater credits include The Drawer Boy and Pot Mom at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, Galileo at the Goodman Theater and The Member of the Wedding, for which he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award at the age of eleven.
SCIJINKS is produced by Alcide Bava Productions and A. Smith & Co. Productions for Science Channel. Johnny Galecki is executive producer for Alcide Bava Productions. Arthur Smith, Frank Sinton and Anthony Storm are executive producers for A. Smith & Co. Productions. Andrew Haas is also executive producer. Caroline Perez is executive producer for Science Channel.
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