truTV Unveils the 10 Teams Set to Compete In This Fall's Eye-Popping New Series "Fake Off"
Brand New Series Combines Theater, Acrobatics, Black Light, Illusion and More
For a Competition That's Like Nothing Ever Seen Before
Fake Off Premieres Monday, Oct. 27, 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV
This fall, 10 teams of talented performers will set out to wow viewers like never before in truTV's amazing new competition series Fake Off. Set to premiere Monday, Oct. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) as part of truTV's extensive new slate of shows, Fake Off will take viewers into the visually stunning world of faking, a mix of theater, acrobatics, black light and illusion. In an elimination competition unlike anything American audiences have seen, teams will be challenged to reimagine iconic moments in pop culture to see who's got the creativity and skills to be named Fake Off Champions and take home a prize of $100,000.
Fake Off is hosted by actor and dancer Rob Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets, 90210). Each week's competition challenge will be judged by an impressive panel that includes actor-dancer-choreographer Harry Shum Jr. (Glee, The LXD); music superstar and five-time Grammy winner Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas of the mega-group TLC; and world renowned visual & concept designer Michael Curry (Broadway's The Lion King, Cirque du Soleil's Love).
Fake Off is produced by Shine America, with Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin and James Sunderland serving as executive producers.
The teams competing this fall on Fake Off come from a wide range of performance disciplines. Some specialize in complex body movement like street dancing, shadow dancing or acrobatics, while others create spectacular illusions through the use of technology like UV lights, video projection or electroluminescent wire.
Here are the 10 teams vying to be the very first Fake Off Champions, along with links to their video introductions:
ArcheDream, a black light theater troupe from Philadelphia, Penn.
The Body Poets, a street dance crew from San Diego, Calif.
Freelusion U.S.A., a video projection mapping dance group from Los Angeles by way of Budapest, Hungary.
Inspirati, a shadow dance company from Denver, Colo.
Kristef Strikes Back, a comedy acrobatics team from Las Vegas, Nev.
Lightwire Theater, a luminous puppet theater from New Orleans, La.
PUSH Physical Theatre, an extreme body-movement theater troupe from Rochester, N.Y.
Verses, a silhouette dance group from Los Angeles, Calif.
Wilderbe, an interactive video projection mapping dance company from Los Angeles, Calif.
YFX, a theatrical mime and illusion group from Detroit, Mich.
About Shine America
Shine America is the U.S. division of Shine Group, an award-winning global production and distribution organization with 27 production companies across 11 countries. Shine America is a leading television studio that creates inspired and compelling programming including current unscripted series MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Minute to Win It (GSN), The Face (Oxygen), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Fake Off (TruTV) and Aloha Vet (Nat Geo Wild). Scripted series include Peabody Award-winning The Bridge (FX), as well as upcoming dramas Gracepoint (FOX) and Utopia (HBO).
Shine America incorporates several divisions including unscripted format label Ardaban, which develops and distributes original content to the U.S. marketplace including series Beat The House (HGTV) and The One That Got Away (TLC). The global Shine 360° division builds brands through the leveraging of its intellectual property and creating integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers. Shine Group's distribution arm, Shine International, distributes Shine America's extensive library of programming and formats to more than 150 countries.
truTV takes viewers on a fun ride that surprises and entertains. It delivers a dynamic mix of action, comedy and competition, featuring engaging characters and compelling new worlds that pull you in and leave you wanting more. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Impractical Jokers, The Carbonaro Effect, Motor City Masters, Hardcore Pawn, Lizard Lick Towing and South Beach Tow, as well as the upcoming series Friends of the People, Way Out West, How to Be a Grown-Up, Fake Off, Hair Jacked, Jokers Wild and Local News (working title). In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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