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PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY
Air Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST on TRUTV
Episode Title: (#V101) "You Call This a Game Show?"
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Week of July 8

Paid Off with Michael Torpey - "You Call This a Game Show?" - Series Premiere - Airs July 10, 2018 (10:00pm ET/PT)

· College grads Madeleine, Jay and Nico compete for a chance to pay off their student loan debt, and terrible insult comic, Alan Jones, shows up to roast Michael - and our solar system. Plus, our poll reveals the five best dates you can have for under $10.

The student loan crisis is ridiculous, so comedian Michael Torpey (Orange is the New Black) is solving it in the most ridiculous way possible - a comedy game show. Paid Off with Michael Torpey gives three lucky college grads - all saddled with student debt - the chance to test the depth of their degrees with fun, fast-paced trivia questions. In the end, one lucky winner will get the chance to have their student debt paid off.

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PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY (TRUTV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/10/18 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2019)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (16 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from truTV's press release, April 2019) truTV today announced the return of Paid Off with Michael Torpey, the original comedic game show in which contestants compete to win money to pay off their student debt. The series, which sparked intense conversation around the national student debt crisis when it premiered in 2018, will return for 16 all-new episodes starting Monday, May 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT. truTV will premiere four new episodes that first week - each night at 10:00pm ET/PT through Thursday - before moving into its regular timeslot on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00pm ET/PT. With these new episodes, the series co-creator (with Cowboy Bear Ninja) and host Michael Torpey once again endeavors to raise awareness of a massive issue, while simultaneously providing life-changing opportunities one contestant at a time. Contestants win bigger sums of money throughout the run, with more than $1 million in prize money being awarded throughout the season. Also, for the first time, Paid Off with Michael Torpey viewers will be able to get in on the action as truTV introduces a Live Lightning Round call-in element into the premiere telecast of each new episode. At the end of each new episode, viewers will be prompted to call in for a chance to win up to $3,000 each in cash to put towards their student debt by answering three trivia questions with Torpey broadcasting live from a studio in New York City.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Michael Torpey as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adrian Selkowitz as EP
· Ethan Berlin as EP
· Leigh Hampton as EP
· Michael Melamedoff as EP
· Michael Torpey as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· game show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Cowboy Bear Ninja