From a media release:
TEST YOUR INTELLIGENCE WITH CBCâ€™S NEW SERIES CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON AND ITS GROUND-BREAKING DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
- The new interactive app allows viewers to participate with the show in real-time
- Catch the special two-hour season premiere of CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV
CBCâ€™s new competition series CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON launched its ground-breaking interactive app, brought to you in part by Subway, now available for iOS and Android devices or online at cbc.ca/smartestperson. Tune in to the special two-hour season premiere on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and play along with the exciting digital companion, which allows Canadians to test their intelligence while going head-to-head against family, friends, the rest of the country as we search for CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON. Plus, catch special celebrity guest, comedian Colin Mochrie as he helps test the participantsâ€™ linguistic intelligence.
Based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON, produced by Media Headquarters, features unique intelligence tests that redefine what it means to be smart. Whether it’s using social smarts to detect if a person is telling the truth; musical smarts to play a one-of-a-kind instrument; or logical smarts to work your way through a maze of laser beams, the challenges are fun, mind-bending and ever-changing over all nine episodes.
The digital companion, produced by Konrad Group, allows viewers to play along in real time with each of the challenges during the broadcast. Users receive personal results that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter @CanadasSmartest #SmartestPerson, and can compare themselves to the seriesâ€™ competitors and other at-home players across the country. During the week, users can sharpen their skills with special bonus challenges. Players can also invite their friends and family to join in the fun and create their own intelligence profile.
Each week, hosts Jessi Cruickshank (@jessi) and Jeff Douglas (@IAmJeffDouglas) guide viewers through the hour-long competition series, as four new hopefuls battle it out in front of a live studio audience. The competitors come from all walks of life and range from an Olympian, to an Air Force pilot, to a high school student. They must demonstrate their competency in the categories of linguistic, physical, musical, visual, social and logical intelligence in order the claim the title of CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON.