*MTV has added two new unscripted series: “Broke A$$ Game Show” and the Scooter Braun-produced docuseries “Todrick,” starring YouTube personality Todrick Hall, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
“Game Show,” launching with eight half-hour episodes from Core Media Group division B-17 Entertainment, borrows from Billy Eichner’s “Billy on the Street” and hits the streets of New York City, luring unsuspecting contestants to push the limits for cash. David Magidoff and Derek Gaines will host and present people with challenges and irreverent games, offering cash in exchange for what MTV says is “contestants’ dignity.”
Todrick, meanwhile, will use its eight half-hour episodes to put the spotlight on Hall, taking viewers into the making of his weekly YouTube videos. The docuseries will focus on Hall and his faithful crew as they write, choreograph, style and direct full-scale productions every week — all while balancing side jobs to pay the bills — to try to make their dreams come true on their own terms.
“Broke A$$ Game Show and Todrick have only one thing in common — they each have incredibly fresh and fun creative forces behind them,” said MTV president of programming Susanne Daniels. “We love the hilariously imaginative, unusual games in Broke A$$, and we’re excited to bring Todrick’s tenacious energy and multidimensional talent to MTV for his first-ever series.”
Watch some of Todrick’s YouTube videos below: