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Geniuses face off on '500 Questions'

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Thu, May 5th 2016 03:10 pm

It's an intense test of knowledge and stamina, where the toughest question of all is whether either of them can answer '500 Questions'

ABC's innovative game show "500 Questions" returns as a special five-night event series, beginning with a two-hour season premiere on Thursday, May 26 (8-10 p.m. EDT), leading up to the two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.

New host Dan Harris ("Nightline," "Good Morning America: Weekend Edition") welcomes a fresh group of bona fide genius contestants to the ultimate test of intellectual skill and endurance.

Season two kicks off with all-time greatest "Jeopardy!" winner and best-selling author Ken Jennings entering the intellectual arena of "500 Questions." Having won an impressive 74 times on "Jeopardy!" and breaking American game show records along the way, how will Jennings fare when he tackles the toughest game ever devised?

New for season two is the addition of a bonus two-minute lightning round, which will challenge the contestant to answer as many questions as possible, without getting three wrong in a row, in an effort to earn more money to the bank and increase the overall score.

"500 Questions" challenges the smartest people in the country to achieve the seemingly impossible task of answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised. There's only one simple rule: Never get three wrong in a row - or you're done. No saves, no helps, no multiple choice, "500 Questions" keeps viewers on the edge of their seat to see if any of these geniuses can do it. It is the ultimate test, where intellect, strategy and stamina are all equally essential in order to win.

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