Looks like TBS is taking a cue from the old wedding adage about old/new/borrowed/blue (okay, that last one's a bit of a stretch), setting premiere dates and releasing trailers for two unscripted series that put different spins on some tried-and-true classic concepts. Game show reboot Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild and singing competition series Drop the Mic are set to premiere at 10 and 10:30 p.m. EST, respectively, on Tuesday, October 24th.
Here's the trailer and series description for Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild:
"Snoop says The Joker's Wild was his favorite game show growing up, and now he's putting the "G" back in "game show" and the "pot" in jackpot. He'll live the dream as host of the new version, which includes a gigantic slot machine, giant dice and playing cards. The game features a variety of categories with a Snoop-a-fied touch and includes cameos by Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifia, Karlie Kloss, Michael Strahan, Method Man, Regis Philbin, Kelly Osbourne and Karrueche Tran. Streetwise questions and problem solving, not just book smarts, rule the floor. Joker's Wild is produced by Sony Pictures Television, in association with Turner's Studio T. Snoop Dogg serves as executive producer, along with Michael Strahan, Vincent Rubino, Constance Schwartz-Morini and Ted Chung."
Here's the trailer and series description for Drop The Mic:
"Hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, Drop the Mic pits four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture to face off against one another in a rap battle royal packed with creative lyrics and "Did they really just say that?" moments. At the end of each head-to-head battle, the studio audience votes to determine the winner. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, with James Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp as executive producers and Joanna Gallagher as co-EP."
For Michael Bloom, SVP Unscripted and Special Event Programming for TBS and TNT, both shows represent TBS' commitment to continually redefining audience expectations:
"Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild further redefine what audiences have come to expect from TBS and perfectly complement each other for an hourlong block of high-energy, competitive fun. The passion and comedic creativity behind each show is infectious and sure to generate weekly surprises for everyone."