TBS Greenlights Unscripted Series From Howie Mandel, Mark BurnettBoth to Premiere in Late 2013 1/11/2013 9:48 AM Eastern
TBS has greenlit a pair of unscripted series, Deal With It (working title) from Howie Mandel and Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host (working title) from Mark Burnett.
Both are slated to premiere in late 2013.
Deal With It, a hidden-camera ambush show, is based on the format created by Keshet Broadcasting and United Studios. The series sees unsuspecting members of the public secretly pull pranks on their unwitting companions with little time to prepare. TBS has ordered six episodes of the series, which is produced for TBS by Mandel's Alevy Productions, Roy Bank's Banca Studio and Keshet Broadcasting, in association with Lionsgate Television. Mandel, Bank and Mike Marks serve as executive producers.
Burnett's Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host, will see two different hosts give constestants a different answer to the same question; the players then have to figure out which one is correct. Ten episodes have been ordered. Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host is produced by One Three Media, Burnett's joint venture with Hearst Corporation, and the London-based Monkey. Burnett and Monkey founders Will MacDonald and David Granger serve as executive producers.