11:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
Fuse Adds Celebrity Puppet Show, Rideshare Dating Competition
What do you get when you combine Drunk History and many people's worst nightmare? Quite possibly the new Fuse series The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show.
The cable network announced the series order — a freshman run of six half-hour episodes — on Wednesday, describing it as "true untold celebrity stories reenacted by marionette puppets." The show is being produced by Wilmer Valderrama and eOne, and talent already lined up include Valderrama, Joe Jonas and Gina Rodriguez. (See their tiny wooden likenesses above.)
The project no doubt finds some inspiration from Comedy Central's Drunk History. That series, heading into its fifth season, has brought the network great success with inebriated storytelling.
One of several new orders from Fuse, The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show will join a rideshare-set dating show, tentatively titled Picked Up. Each episode — 10 of which have been commissioned — finds a different single in the back of a hidden-camera rideshare as three different potential suiters hop in the car over the course of a night. The project is being produced in-house by Fuse Media.
Also on deck is the documentary series They Have a Dream (working title), which will highlight different individuals overcoming social issues and prejudices.
Premiere dates are TBD, with the exception of The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show, which is set to bow July 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.