Maybe you haven’t thought about Jaleel White since “Family Matters,” but the actor formerly known as Steve Urkel is stepping back into the spotlight with a new TV gig.
The '90s megastar, now 34, will host upcoming Syfy game show "Total Blackout," according to a statement from the network.
The show, filmed in night vision, will see contestants compete to complete various tasks in total darkness… but that’s not the whole challenge. The twist is that they may encounter creepy crawlies along the way – White mentions tarantulas and snakes, specifically.
“Really the biggest surprise will be the contestants' behavior, whether they maintain their composure or not, because the darkness brings out something in all of us," White told NBC of the comedic half-hour show. He adds, “This is a show I would watch.”
When asked what he wouldn’t want to touch, Jaleel says, “I don’t like possums.”
White’s new venture is expected to premiere next year. “Total Blackout” is based on the gross-out game show of the same name popular in countries including Norway, Russia, Japan, Greece and Belgium.
Since sitcom “Family Matters” ended in 1998, Jaleel has appeared on TV series “Boston Legal,” “House” and “Psych,” and had a minor role in the 2006 movie “Dreamgirls.” He also voiced animated character Sonic the Hedgehog.
Will you watch White host “Total Blackout”? What if there was a possum involved?
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Sorry Jaleel White.
I like Jameel White but this game show is one more reason SyFy sucks.
It has been a long time since Mr. White's Urkel days. I hope we see much more of him in the future. He is always fun!
use to luv the hot chicks on family matters... urk's girlfriend was super hot... but read she died... too bad as I bet she would have still been smokin hot...
don't forget he was in Judy Moody . . . . i've been trying to
How is a Fear Factor ripoff sci-fi?
Syfy should have more movies about toilet monsters and doo doo eatin.
yeah. it is a dooodooo channel. Chiller TV is better.
I agree with you there. I love Chiller TV
Since when is a game show science fiction? this channel needs to stop the pretense and call itself The Cr@p Channel. Wrestling? Ghost hunting? canceled eureka, one of the best shows ever. FAIL.
You don't find ghost hunting to be science fiction? So you believe in ghosts then?
The only game he knows is "pocketPool."
I've been waiting for Jaleel White to return to TV for years as he provided me with tons of laughs on Family Matters. The concept of his new show will be very entertaining for anyone who loves to laugh. Good luck JW, I'll be watching.
ick. double ick. a grown up urkel.
I agree have you seen the interview?? I've seen it posted at CELEBUR.COM the video is still up i think.
Why not bring back "Estate of Panic"? From what this sounds like, its basically the same show, except Panic is probably still more entertaining
Estate of Panic is one of my guilty pleasures. That and Jingle All the Way.
...syfylis. I won't be watching this.(especially since you killed Stargate, you b@stards)
I second this motion
Last episode... put Urkel in a room full of possums with Tracy Morgan. He would $#it his draws.
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