MTV ANNOUNCES A FULL HOUR OF COMEDY WITH THE PREMIERES OF TWO BRAND NEW SERIES "THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE GAME SHOW" AND "ACTING OUT"
Back-to-Back Series Premieres to Air on Thursday, October 13 Beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Santa Monica, CA - September 20, 2016- MTV today announced a new comedy block as part of the Fall schedule, with the premieres of two brand new series "The Almost Impossible Game Show" and "Acting Out" which will debut Thursday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m.
"The Almost Impossible Game Show" is an absurd comedy game show that's so hard to beat, contestants are given 40 lives...and probably still won't win! Brought to you by the producers of "Wipe Out," "The Almost Impossible Game Show" is based on the popular UK series of the same name. Each episode of this outlandish new series features six neon-clad contestants taking on simple, yet hilariously difficult games. To win, these brave contestants must complete four of the six games, without running out of lives. If they fail a game, they've got to do it again... and again... and AGAIN. Contestants don't compete against each other, but against the game itself. With challenges such as riding a tiny bike across a balance beam over a mud pit, putting on a pair of trousers while sprinting on a giant treadmill, and inflating a balloon to the point of popping using only the power of your buttocks, contestants will never know what's next. Comedy duo The Rubber Bandits provide anarchic commentary and their own twisted take as the contestants try to make the almost-impossible possible!
"Acting Out" hosted by comedian Lil Rel Howery, is an outrageous comedy series in which the most irreverent, established and up-and-coming comedians of today will perform their best stand-up routines and have it simultaneously acted out. We'll see hilarious reenactments of the best bits, bringing new life to your favorite moments from stand up.
Hailing from Chicago, Lil Rel Howery currently stars alongside Jerrod Carmichael and David Alan Grier on the acclaimed NBC comedy series "The Carmichael Show." He starred in truTV's "Friends Of The People" and his critically-acclaimed Comedy Central special, "RELevent" now streaming on Netflix. This year, he has a supporting role in the upcoming Jordan Peele feature film. Other television credits include BET's "Comic View," FOX's animated series "Lucas Bros Moving Co." and Comedy Central's "Comedy Underground" with Dave Attell.
"The Almost Impossible Game Show" is produced by Endemol Shine North America in association with Left Hook Media. Matt Odgers and Scott Teti serve as executive producers for Left Hook Media Georgie Hurford-Jones and Rob Smith are executive producers for Endemol Shine North America.
"Acting Out" is produced by A Smith & Co. Productions ("Hell's Kitchen," "American Ninja Warrior"). Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton, and Page Hurwitz serve as executive producers.
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About Endemol Shine North America:
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and now across all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group's companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC) and upcoming Hunted (CBS), Superhuman (FOX), The Almost Impossible Game Show (MTV), and I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime).
About A. Smith & Co. Productions:
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 3,000 hours of award-winning programming - with budgets totaling over one billion dollars across more than 45 broadcast and cable networks. Current productions include "Hell's Kitchen," "American Ninja Warrior," "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge," "Ellen's Design Challenge," "Unsung," "Inside the Label," "Acting Out," "Full Throttle Saloon," "Team Ninja Warrior," "Container Homes," "Mating Games," "That Awkward Game Show" and "The Dunk King." Past hits include "Kitchen Nightmares," "Wizard Wars," "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," "UFC Countdown," "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," "Paradise Hotel," "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "The Swan," "Trading Spaces," "Pros vs. Joes," "Skating with Celebrities," and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.