CBS and ABC announced their mid-season TV plans for 2009, and the one thing that'll jump out specifically for comedy fans is that Joe Rogan is getting to host another hybrid reality/game show, this time combinig the elements of Fear Factor that made him a nice chunk of change while making fools out of its contestants, with the classic hidden-camera prank stylings made infamous by Candid Camera. It's called Game Show in My Head, and it premieres Jan. 3 on CBS. You hear hidden-camera in this century, and you think Ashton Kutcher, which is natural because Kutcher is, in fact, behind this enterprise. Airing on Saturday nights, it's not exactly going to need big ratings to stick around. And Rogan will return to more-than-familiar territory, which should also give him plenty more to talk about in his stand-up gigs.
The official description, courtesy of CBS in a press release today:
GAME SHOW IN MY HEAD, a hidden camera game show from Ashton Kutcher, premieres Saturday, Jan. 3
(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Ordinary people must perform extraordinary tasks
on an unsuspecting public to win up to $50,000. Under the watchful eye
of host Joe Rogan, each contestant performs five outrageous,
embarrassing and hilarious tasks worth $5,000 each. In a
no-holds-barred bonus round, each contestant has the chance to double
their money up to $50,000.
SHOW IN MY HEAD is from fox21, produced by Hat Trick Productions and
Katalyst Films. Executive producers are Jimmy Mulville & Leon
Wilde and Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, Karey Burke and Michael