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TruTV Greenlights Shaquille O’Neal Series

By | Wednesday July 11, 2012 @ 9:34am PDT

TruTV Shaquille O'NealThe recently retired NBA star is the host of Upload With Shaquille O’Neal, on which he, comedians Gary Owen and Godfrey, and a special guest scour the Web for the funniest online videos. They also will create their own viral videos, pull pranks and give their takes on pop culture. TruTv has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which was announced as part of its development slate back in April. Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh’s FishBowl Worldwide Media (America’s Funniest Home Videos) is producing; Di Bona, Gersh, Susan Levison, Beth Greenwald, and Shaq Entertainment’s Perry Rogers, Colin Smeeton and Mike Parris will serve as executive producers along with Mike Gibbons, who works on Comedy Central’s similarly themed Tosh.0.Shaquille O'Neal TV Series O’Neal is no stranger to being in front of the cameras — he currently is an analyst on TNT’s Inside The NBA studio show after his reality summer series Shaq Vs. aired for two seasons on ABC. He has numerous film credits garnered when he was starring for the Lakers in LA.

TruTV also is preparing fellow new series Killer Karaoke and Guinness World Records Gone Wild to premiere this year.

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TruTV Unveils Programming Slate

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 1:15pm PDT

TruTV‘s slate of development titles announced today include a Howie Mandel-produced game show set on an airplane and a funny-video pilot from the producers of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Tosh.0 starring Shaquille O’Neal and Gary Owen. There are four series on the production slate, including the cast-contingent auction title Container Wars, in which experts compete against each other to buy the contents of huge shipping containers whose contents are unknown only until the last minute before bids are due. TruTV also announced the return dates for six series, with hit Hardcore Pawn and Vegas Strip coming sometime in July. Here’s the full slate: Read More »

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