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CBS Announces Additional Celebrities to Trade Lives With Their Namesakes on “Same Name”

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

CBS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CELEBRITIES WHO WILL TRADE LIVES WITH THEIR NAMESAKES THIS SUMMER ON “SAME NAME”

Boxer Mike Tyson, Comedian Kathy Griffin and New Orleans Saints Football Star Reggie Bush to Participate in the First Season

Mike Tyson, Kathy Griffin and Reggie Bush have been added to the list of celebrities who will participate in the new reality series, SAME NAME. Each week, a famous person will trade places with a total stranger who shares their same name to experience each other’s lives. As previously announced, David Hasselhoff kicks off the series premiere on Sunday, July 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Upcoming episodes of the series will include:

· Boxer Mike Tyson trading places with Mike Tyson, a nurse from Zeeland, Mich.

· Comedian Kathy Griffin trading places with Kathy Griffin, a fiberglass saleswoman from Fayetteville, Ga.

· New Orleans Saints Football Star Reggie Bush trading places with Reggie Bush, a general contractor from Danville, Ill.

Air schedules and other participating celebrities will be announced at a later date.

In the season premiere of SAME NAME, David Hasselhoff exchanges his glamorous Los Angeles lifestyle with his 27-year-old namesake, David Hasselhoff of Lake Jackson, Texas (population 27,614). The actor and electrical technician/landscaper walk in each other’s shoes and experience the other’s home life, work and outside activities. Through their interaction with family, co-workers and friends emerge moments of humor, laughter and unexpected emotion.

SAME NAME is produced by Cris Abrego Productions, LLC. Cris Abrego, Ben Samek, Christian Sarabia, Fax Bahr, Eugene Young are executive producers.

Source: CBS Press Release

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