Tonight Syfy premieres a super-fun new competition series that comedically exploits its contestants' fears and bravery. Total Blackout, hosted by multi-talent Jaleel White, forces players to identify objects and substances using every sense other than sight. Jaleel kindly agreed last week to be interviewed about his new show (via phone) while strolling the midday sidewalks of NYC. Right off the bat it was clear his current priorities are to pursue the unexpected and to stay connected to comedy, two aspects that led him to hosting Total Blackout.
"We knew it was going to be funny." He happily confided, "Still, one of the things that most attracted me to the project is that it's a departure from what people expect from me. It was definitely a new skill set I had to pick up." Continuing, "A huge component in me coming