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Toronto, Canada — Inspiration strikes again. Back with 10 new players, and 23 even bigger and bolder challenges, ¬†returns to Discovery for a second explosive season, premiering¬†Monday, January 14¬†at¬†10 p.m. ET/PT. An original Canadian series – and smash hit – from Boxing Cats Productions, Season 2 returns with eight new episodes – plus a bonus ‘Survival Guide to “Canada’s Greatest Know-it-all”‘¬†wrap-up special – featuring 10 of the country’s biggest self-proclaimed smarties, competing head-to-head in a supersized arena of grit and wit.
With physical and mental challenges designed to test their superior knowledge, problem-solving skills, leadership, cooperation, and game-playing strategy, this brains-and-brawn series is the perfect forum to test their mettle. The CGKIA Class of 2013 watched the epic and record-breaking first season, and¬†think they know how to beat the game. But this will only be true for the last player standing‚Ä¶the one who claims the ultimate title of “Canada’s Greatest Know-it-all.”
Watch as these Know-It-Alls are thrown out of an airplane and during a 40-second free-fall, must memorize the giant letters scattered in the landing field, then create as many words as possible in the “Free Fall Word Scramble” challenge; the KIAs must learn to SCUBA and develop a non-verbal language to de-code – and defuse – an underwater bomb; and also endeavour to destroy a coffee truck more than ¬ĺ-kilometers away with a bowling ball cannon by determining the angle of the barrel, power, and distance. Ka-boom. These are among the smart, spectacular and mind-bending challenges put to 10 of the country’s most passionate experimenters, super-geeks, and jacks-of-all-trades in their quest for the top.
But the race won’t be easy. The tests demand multi-layered problem-solving, independent thought and, (grudgingly), teamwork. Under the eye of host Daniel Fathers (‘The Transporter’, “Heartland”), they compete with – and against – each other in challenges designed to prove which one of them knows the most about a lot of different stuff: how things are engineered, driven, built, powered, and even blown up. Every episode contains several complex and highly-entertaining group and individual tasks. The competitor with the fewest points after each episode’s final elimination challenge leaves the series.
Coming from a wide range of professions, experiences, and educational backgrounds, the competitors think they’re as smart as these challenges. And each is vying to prove that their “know-it-all” moniker is actually justified. It’s street smarts vs. book-smarts; common sense vs. theory; Ego vs. Id.¬† Meet this season’s “know-it-alls”:
To view the complete release – Know-It-All bios, photography, and episode descriptions – go to¬†bellmediapr.ca/discovery.