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10/23/2012 05:16 pm ET

Jaleel White Talks 'Total Blackout' (VIDEO)

Former "Family Matters" star Jaleel White dropped by the fourth hour of "Today" to talk to Kathie Lee and Hoda about "Total Blackout," the recently-renewed game show he hosts on Syfy. “Total Blackout” contestants can win $5,000 by answering for correctly guessing things like a sumo wrestler's weight -- in complete and total darkness. The show enjoyed international success before being brought to America earlier this year.

White said that while the size of the prize may seem modest, it's a bounty in today's trying economic times. "You would be surprised, in these times ... they're talking to each other like, 'Baby, look, we gotta get the air conditioning fixed, let's do this.'"

White told Yahoo! that the originality, and laughs, come from watching people freak out in the darkness. "A lot of people are immediately going to say, 'Oh, it's just 'Fear Factor' in the dark.' But it's not that. In 'Total Blackout' your imagination becomes your own worst enemy, and that's where the comedy comes in."

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