EXCLUSIVE: Hulu has picked up Money Where Your Mouth Is, a new comedic game show hosted by actor-comedian Jay Mohr. Financed by Believe Entertainment Group (The LeBrons with LeBron James), Money Where Your Mouth Is, which is being announced at Hulu’s NewFront in New York today, is described as a game show for the man’s man. It will feature lifelong friends who wager their most prized possessions and go head-to-head to take the items from one another in a harrowing battle of “man wits.” Three rounds of competition will include everything from identifying movie quotes and obscure trivia to physical challenges and debating some of the greatest questions that plague mankind, the kind of knowledge every guy uses as the true measure of their manhood.
Jay Mohr Sports will air live from noon to 3 PM ET on weekdays beginning January 2, 2013. Mohr moves into the midday spot after guest-hosting for Premiere Sports and AM570 Fox Sports LA. He has appeared in more than 200 episodes of network television, including Ghost Whisperer, Gary Unmarried and Saturday Night Live. His film work includes Hereafter, Pay It Forward and Jerry Maguire in which he played the role of back-stabbing sports agent Bob Sugar. Mohr is represented by the law firm of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein and manager Barry Katz (Barry Katz Entertainment).
Jay Mohr and Ellen Woglom (Outlaw, Californication) have joined Josh Cooke as co-leads in TV Land’s multi-camera comedy pilot Brothers-In-Law, while Ben Falcone is set as the lead of TV Land’s other comedy pilot, the single-camera I’m Not Dead.
Written and executive produced by comedy veterans Bill Martin and Mike Schiff (3rd Rock From The Sun), who will serve as showrunners, Brothers-In-Law revolves around the family dynamic between a husband (Cooke) and the eccentric new boyfriend (Mohr) of his wife’s fraternal twin sister (Woglom), who have nothing in common but the sisters constantly force them to bond. Scott Stuber is executive producing the pilot, with Quan Phung producing. Actor-comedian Mohr, managed by Barry Katz, recently recurred on ABC’s Suburgatory. Woglom is with Paradigm and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta.
I’m Not Dead Yet, from Ben Silverman’s Electus, marks TV Land’s first single-camera pilot. Written by Jon Sherman (Frasier) based on an Israeli format, it is about a man (Falcone) who finds out that he has a rare heart condition that could cause him to die at any moment and decides to finally start speaking his mind and live life to the fullest. Silverman is executive producing, with Electus’ Jimmy Fox co-executive producing. This past season, actor-writer Falcone starred and co-wrote a comedy pilot for CBS, which he co-produced alongside his wife, actress …
Stockard Channing and Kurt Fuller have joined ABC’s single-camera pilot starring Mandy Moore and directed by Shawn Levy. The project, written by Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub, centers on newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben, who get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high-maintenance family. Channing and Fuller will play Annie’s parents: her warm and devoted and sometimes overbearing and manipulative mother Barbara and good-natured dad Steve.
Jay Mohr has joined the CBS pilot Applebaum, directed by Chris Columbus. Based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track Mysteries series of books, Applebaum centers on Juliet Applebaum (Rachelle Lefevre), a former public defender who becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom. Mohr, repped by Gersh and manager Barry Katz, will play Juliet’s partner at the PI agency, a gun-toting, conspiracy theorist whose garage doubles as the agency’s office. Mohr, who recently recurred on ABC’s Suburgatory, just wrapped the feature Burt Wonderstone.
Actor/comedian Jay Mohr has signed with Gersh for film, TV and literary representation. He was at Paradigm. Mohr, who is recurring on the ABC freshman comedy series Suburgatory, is currently filming the feature Bert Wonderstone with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. Mohr continues to be repped by longtime manager Barry Katz, and the law firm of Jackoway Tyerman.
Gersh also has signed top MMA fighter Josh Barnett, who is looking to venture into acting. The agency handles other crossover MMA talent, including Randy Couture, Cung Le and Gina Carano. Barnett, who is under a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce, continues to be managed by Blue’s Leland LaBarre.