January 10, 2007 12:09 AM by Joe Reality
"Never Thought I’d Get Handcuffed by a Jackson" — 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.
In the premiere episode, the celebrities arrive in Muncie, Indiana to begin their training to become official reserve police officers, done with the full cooperation of the Muncie Police Department. From their first meeting with the head of the Muncie police department, Chief Joe Winkle, the cadets realize they’re no longer in Hollywood. Muncie’s newest crime fighters are in for the challenge of their life as they learn about everything from firearms, hand-to-hand combat and what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a taser gun. Upon completion of their training, the celebrities are issued badges and guns, partnered with veteran officers and immediately hit the streets, arresting alleged drug dealers, wife-beaters, burglars as well as lending a hand to those in need. To these five celebrities, serving the people of Muncie is a tremendous honor.
ARMED & FAMOUS is produced by Emmy Award winner Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"), Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Kramer ("Ally McBeal") and Michael Braverman ("Jesse Ventura’s America") for Tom Forman Prods. and Good TV, Inc.