Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki will host a prank show that also teaches science

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Feb 1, 2018

Having played a nerd on CBS's The Big Bang Theory for the last 10 years, actor Johnny Galecki is taking science to the next level this spring on the Discovery and Science Channel. He will be hosting SciJinks, reports Variety, a show that is like a mix between MythBusters, Impractical Jokers, and Ted Allen's short-lived Food Detectives.

Galecki, along with co-hosts Tamara Robertson (MythBusters: The Search) and Jason Latimer (magician and curator of the Fleet Science Center in San Diego, Calif.), will test out experiments on unsuspecting people, using concepts from fields like chemistry, physics, technology, and engineering.

The entire point of the show is to introduce viewers at home to scientific discoveries in a fun way. Forget about being bored to death in a three-hour college lecture, just watch SciJinks. In fact, that should be the tagline. Galecki also serves as an executive producer on the series, in addition to Andrew Haas (Alcide Bava Productions), Arthur Smith, Frank Sinton, Anthony Storm (A. Smith & Co. Productions), and Caroline Perez (Science Channel).

According to IMDb,  scientists, physicists, and STEM students will regularly appear to aid in the execution of these pranks with brains.