Second season of 'Who Wants to be a Superhero?' to premiere July 25
By Christopher Rocchio and Steve Rogers, 04/27/2007
Sci Fi Channel has announced that the second season premiere of Who Wants to be a Superhero?, a comic book-themed reality competition series that searches for America's next great crime-fighter, will premiere on Wednesday, July 25 at 9PM ET/PT.
In its second season, Who Wants to Be a Superhero? will be expanded from six to 10 one-hour episodes. Similar to it's first season, the second installment will feature legendary comic-book creator Stan Lee as he tries to find this generation's next superhero among a group of contestants who create an alter ego, all the while living together and competing in challenges. Who Wants to Be a Superhero? will conclude with the winner's character being immortalized in its own comic book.
Casting calls to find various caped-crusaders and masked-martyrs for Who Wants to be a Superhero? 2 recently concluded and asked interested applicants to dress in costume, reveal the true nature of their powers and invoke the noble code by which they live.
Matthew Atherton was crowned the winner of Who Wants to be a Superhero?'s first season. "Feedback," Atherton's alter-ego, is a software engineer who got caught in an explosion that riddled his body with hi-tech cellular shrapnel and led him to discover his body now generates a feedback field that shuts down nearby electronic equipment and can absord the powers of video game characters.
Sci Fi Channel also announced Derren Brown Project, a new reality series starring British mentalist Derren Brown, will premiere on Wednesday, July 25 at 10PM ET/PT immediately following Who Wants to be a Superhero?'s second season debut. In addition, new episodes of Ghost Hunters will begin airing on Wednesday, June 6 at 9PM ET/PT and will be followed by the premiere of Destination Truth, a new Sci Fi Investigates-like reality series that investigates some of the world's unexplained stories, at 10PM ET/PT.