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He'll take over for Jamie Kennedy, who hosted the original pilot.

[via press release from truTV]

Dan Cortese to Host truTV's "Guinness World Records(TM) Gone Wild" As New Series Starts Production

Dan Cortese (MTV Sports, Veronica's Closet, Surviving Suburbia) has signed on to host truTV's exciting new series Guinness World Records Gone Wild, which started production today in Santa Monica, Calif. Set to premiere later this year on truTV, Guinness World Records Gone Wild challenges people to push themselves to do astonishing things for their place in history. The one-hour series is being produced for truTV by High Noon Entertainment (Tough Love, Cake Boss, Hurricane Hunters).

"Like the title says, Guinness World Records Gone Wild is a wild hour of television," said Marc Juris, executive vice president and chief operating officer for truTV. "This is an exciting show that really puts you on the edge of your seat while also making you laugh out loud at the crazy things some people will do to break a record. Dan Cortese is the perfect host to bring the excitement and thrills of Guinness World Records Gone Wild home to viewers."

For years, Guinness World Records have delighted, astonished and amazed readers with its book of incredible achievements. Now in Guinness World Records Gone Wild, the curtain will be drawn back to reveal what really goes on when the most unbelievable, jaw-dropping records are attempted.

Each episode of Guinness World Records Gone Wild will feature daring and fearless record hopefuls as they attempt to secure a place in the record book. Among the records the show will set out to break are the most panes of glass run through in one minute, fastest time to jump over three oncoming cars, highest dive into 12 inches of water, most kicks to the head in one minute, most live cockroaches held in the mouth and the most people crammed into a tiny car, to name a few. Each attempt will be evaluated by Guinness World Record officials, who have the final say over whether a record is broken.

In addition to Cortese, Guinness World Records Gone Wild will feature Stuart Claxton, the show's primary Guinness World Records adjudicator. Liz Smith, also of Guinness World Records, and actor/musician Zach Selwyn (Greek, Battleship) will provide commentary on the action.

Guinness World Records Gone Wild is executive-produced by High Noon Entertainment's Pamela Healey and Jim Berger, along with Andrew Golder. For Guinness World Records, Rob Molloy is executive producer. For truTV, Adam Dolgins serves as executive in charge of production, with Angel Annussek as executive producer and Jim Pasquarella as coordinating producer.

About High Noon Entertainment

High Noon Entertainment, one of America's largest unscripted production companies, is currently in production on series and development projects for networks including truTV, VH1, TLC, USA, SyFy, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and Discovery, with a slate that includes: TLC's Cake Boss and Next Great Baker, VH1's Tough Love, SyFy's Collection Intervention and HGTV's White Room Challenge.

About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking achievements. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records(TM) book has become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling 120 million copies to date in 22 languages and in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is now also available across a number of platforms - GWR's global television shows are watched by 250 million viewers annually; digital media and online record-processing services attract more than 50 million visitors a year; and the live events team annually entertains and inspires 1.5 million people around the world. GWR receives more than 1,000 applications each week and has a specialized team of multi-language record managers and adjudicators who travel the globe to verify official record attempts. GWR also has a commercial division (Guinness World Records Corporate http://corporate.guinnessworldrecords.com) that offers accessible record-breaking business solutions to other organizations and brands.

About truTV

truTV, one of cable's fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Impractical Jokers, Lizard Lick Towing, Storage Hunters, Full Throttle Saloon, Operation Repo, South Beach Tow, World's Dumbest... and Black Gold. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

  [june 2012]  


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