December 15, 2006 12:04 AM by Joe Reality
ARMED & FAMOUS, a new reality series that turns celebrities into crime fighters, will follow five brave stars through the Police Academy and onto patrol in Muncie, Indiana. ARMED & FAMOUS will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) followed by a special original broadcast on Thursday, Jan. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. ARMED & FAMOUS moves to its regular time period, Wednesdays
(8:00 – 9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 17.
ARMED & FAMOUS features actor Erik Estrada ("CHiPs"), singer and author La Toya Jackson, television personality Jack Osbourne ("The Osbournes"), professional skateboarder Jason "Wee-Man" AcuÃƒa ("Jackass") and former WWE champion wrestler, Trish Stratus.
The series follows the five stars as they become sworn police officers in the Midwestern town of Muncie, Indiana — a city of nearly 70,000 residents located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis. It’s also home to Ball State University.
Done with the full cooperation of the Muncie Police Department, the celebrities will undergo police training to become reserve police officers in the Muncie Police Department. They’ll learn everything from firearms to hand-to-hand combat, and even learn what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a taser shock as a part of the process to be certified to carry stun guns. Upon completion of their training, they’ll be issued badges and guns, partnered with veteran officers and immediately hit the streets of Muncie. The five celebrities will protect and serve on the busiest shift of the night, 6 PM to 2 AM, responding to emergency calls, helping victims and making arrests.
ARMED & FAMOUS is produced by Emmy Award winner Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"), Jeffrey Kramer ("Ally McBeal") and Michael Braverman ("Jesse Ventura’s America") for Tom Forman Prods. and Good TV, Inc.