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[11/10/08 - 03:16 PM]
The Sting's the Thing on FOX Reality Channel's Original "SmilE... You'Re Under Arrest!"
The three-part series premieres Saturday, December 27, at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT.

[via press release from Fox Reality]

THE STING'S THE THING ON FOX REALITY CHANNEL'S ORIGINAL "SMILE... YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!"

Arresting new show captures criminals in a whole new way!

LOS ANGELES, CA � How do you bring some of America's most elusive criminals to justice? Audiences will get hilarious answers to that question on the new Fox Reality Channel original series "Smile, You're Under Arrest!" premiering Saturday, December 27, at 7pET/4pPT. The only all-reality, all-the-time cable and satellite network brings a three-part series, featuring real-life sting operations that combine criminal justice with elaborate improvisational scenarios

In this innovative reality show, a talented team of comic actors set up elaborate scenarios to lure wanted felons � with outstanding warrants ranging from DUI's to drug charges � out of hiding. These sting operations include opportunities for felons to work as an extra on a movie set and as a model in a fashion shoot, among others. Once the trap is set and the actors have had their fun with the unsuspecting criminals, police officers arrest and haul them off to jail.

"Since the early days of television, shows like �Candid Camera' and more recently �Punk'd' have let America laugh at elaborately staged pranks and other �gotcha' moments," said Bob Boden, SVP Production, Programming and Development, Fox Reality Channel. "'Smile... You're Under Arrest!' follows in the tradition of these popular shows. However, it is the first to present these never-before-seen tactics that have been used by law enforcement agencies for years to capture wanted criminals."

All of the cases featured in "Smile... You're Under Arrest!" involve the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department outside of Phoenix, AZ under the command of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is known as "The Toughest Sheriff in America." He has a reputation for unusual law enforcement tactics such as reinstituting chain gangs, housing prisoners in a desert "tent city" and forcing them to wear pink underwear. Arpaio believes that these stings provide a unique service to his community.

"Because we give higher priority to capturing murderers, robbers and other violent offenders, we don't always have the resources to track down criminals with outstanding warrants for drug and alcohol-related cases," said Arpaio. "Employing the surprise sting operations featured in �Smile... You're Under Arrest!' enabled us to capture multiple criminals all at once, with a lower cost to taxpayers. It also demonstrated that criminals are usually not the smartest people."

"Smile... You're Under Arrest!" is produced by Scott Satin, creator of such successful shows as "Most Outrageous Moments" for NBC and "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?" for Sci-Fi Channel.

ABOUT SCOTT SATIN

Scott Satin is a seasoned television writer, executive producer and director with major credits spanning over 20 years. He created the NBC franchise, "Most Outrageous Moments." Recently he also created with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, the Sci-Fi Channel hit "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?" Satin has executive produced and written numerous reality, game and talk shows, including "Outback Jack" for TBS., and Meet My Folks and Who Wants to Marry My Dad for NBC. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Satin also wrote and produced over 150 live episodes of an updated version of the Gong Show titled "Extreme Gong" which aired on GSN.

ABOUT JOEL FRIEDMAN & JEFF FISHER

Joel Friedman and Jeff Fisher, known together professionally as FriedFish, have been working as a team for more than 20 years. Friends since their college days, the pair have jointly written, directed and produced numerous successful television projects for all the major networks covering a vast range of genres, such as talk shows ("Donny and Marie", "The People vs. Bill Weir"), kid shows ("The Nick Cannon Show") hidden camera comedies ("When Hidden Cameras Attack!" "Outrageous Celebrity Look-Alike Behavior: Caught on Tape") single camera comedies ("The Ralphie and Lana Show", "Van Stone", "The Tenderloins") and comedy hybrids ("The Dave Sheridan Show" and "Faking the Band"). Additionally, they are the creative minds behind the highly successful Carl's Jr. / Hardee's hidden camera campaign that premiered nationally this past year and is still running all over the country. Joel and Jeff continue to search out and create innovative media projects for anyone who will ask nicely.

ABOUT FOX REALITY CHANNEL

Fox Reality Channel launched in May 2005, to become the premier destination for lovers of unscripted programming. Fox Reality Channel is the only all-reality, all-the-time cable network featuring compelling original programming, never-before-seen U.S. premieres of international reality hits, and network favorites. Fox Reality Channel is available in nearly 50 million homes and can be accessed via broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes� and Hulu. For more information on Fox Reality Channel programs and schedules, please visit foxreality.com.





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· CANDID CAMERA (PAX)
· MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS (NBC)
· PUNK'D (BET)
· SMILE... YOU'RE UNDER ARREST! (FOX REALITY)
· WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? (SCI FI)





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