Production begins on new Space reality series Panic Button

Space and 11 Television Canada announced today that production is underway on the new groundbreaking original reality series, Panic Button.

The innovative new format developed by Kevin Healey (Destination Fear, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Scare Tactics) and Jonathan Dueck (Destination Fear, Pawnathon) follows real people as they face their innermost fears.

Filming runs until Oct. 19 in Toronto, with 10 episodes of the one-hour reality series set to air in 2013 on Space.
Panic Button is a high-impact, bone-chilling, reality series where a group of select participants become brave subjects in an elaborate and daunting maze. Each week, six people are confronted by the thing that terrifies them most, including: confinement, fear of the unknown, germs, snakes, spiders, or swarming. The Panic Button maze presents them with four ever-escalating and ever-changing levels of fear. Only the most courageous will get to the end without hitting their panic button.

“The Panic Button arena is a multi-phased, ever-changing labyrinth of fear that is customized for each person,” said series Co-Creator and Executive Producer Kevin Healey. “Panic Button is different from every other reality show because it’s not a contest against other people – subjects are playing only against themselves.”

“Panic Button is both gripping and frightening,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “As the participants work their way through increasingly scary and eerie situations, the audience experiences the fear and bravery of the participants through their eyes.”

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