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TruTV announced eight new reality shows in development — docu-soaps, hidden camera, paranormal …. the usual cable fare. One sounds a bit like a de-facto sequel to “Punk’d” produced by Ashton Kutcher. Here’s the lineup:
VEGAS REPO – This all-new show goes along for the ride during the sometimes-wild process of repos in Las Vegas. VEGAS REPO comes to truTV from Arietis and Intrigue, producers of truTV’s Operation Repo.
DISCLOSURE – Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy have devoted their lives to examining secretive and undercover phenomena that the government, scientists and other officials refuse to discuss. DISCLOSURE comes to truTV from FishBowl Worldwide Media, a newly formed shingle from Vin Di Bona (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Bruce Gersh.
ROGUE SOCIETY (working title) – If you’ve been scammed by a used car salesman or cheated by a crooked contractor, there’s one group dedicated to helping you get even – and then some. They’re the Rogue Society, armed with hidden cameras and a mischievous imagination. Their mission is to expose bigots, jerks and scam artists through hilarious pranks. ROGUE SOCIETY comes to truTV from Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (Scott Baio is 45… and Single).
AMERICA’S TOUGHEST BOSS (working title) – Meet Willie Degel, owner of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse. He’s an obsessive perfectionist and self-made millionaire who believes business is all about customer service, high expectations and outrageous marketing. He’s also one of the strictest leaders in America. He spies on employees, concocts elaborate ways to test them and isn’t afraid to fire someone on the spot. AMERICA’S TOUGHEST BOSS comes to truTV from RelativityREAL and Tom Forman, creator of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
THE NAKED OFFICE – In troubled times, many businesses resort to radical methods to keep employees productive. THE NAKED OFFICE uses an unorthodox form of very revealing group therapy to rebuild broken spirits. THE NAKED OFFICE comes to truTV from Reveille (The Biggest Loser, The Office).
EXPOSED! (working title) – Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg’s Katalyst joins truTV for this new project. In the spirit of Punk’d, Katalyst takes their brand of edgy, disruptive comedy programming to another level with this top-secret comedy that takes it all off in front of unsuspecting people, in the name of a unique social experiment.
LIMO BOB – truTV goes for a ride with Limo Bob, the larger-than-life owner of the biggest, most outrageous fleet of limos in Chicago. Times are tough, with every weekend a make-it-or-break-it situation. From diva clients to whacked-out drivers, the wheels could fall off at any minute. LIMO BOB comes to truTV from Brainbox Entertainment (Food Detectives; Small Space, Big Style).
MA’S ROADHOUSE (working title) – This saloon is a place like no other: a motorcycle shop, bar and tattoo parlor, all owned and operated by Rick Fairless, his mom, his wife and their kids. MA’S ROADHOUSE chronicles the goings-on at this Texas saloon as Rick tries to keep business booming. MA’S ROADHOUSE comes to truTV from AMS Pictures (Girl Meets Gown).
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