TruTV is upping their programming with a new show starring Shaquille O’Neal. The retired NBA star will host Upload With Shaquille O’Neal alongside comedians Gary Owen and Godfrey– plus a guest star each week.
Much like Tosh.0, the show will feature a selection of the finest viral videos the Web has to offer. The trio will also create their own viral videos and pranks– because apparently, America still loves pranks. So far, TruTV has ordered 10 episodes. Producing the series is Vin Di Bona and America’s Funniest Home Videos company, Fishbowl Worldwide Media. Mike Gibbons, co-creator of Tosh.0, will serve as an executive producer in addition to Di Bona, Gersh, Susan Levison, Beth Greenwald, and Shaq Entertainment’s Perry Rogers, Colin Smeeton and Mike Parris.
In addition to Tosh.0, Gibbons has also produced Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, Mind of Mencia, Lopez Tonight, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, and the Late Late Show with both Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson.
It’s interesting to note that TBS greenlighted a similar series earlier this year, featuring comedian and Conan writer Deon Cole as host. On that show, Deon Cole’s Black Box, Cole will riff on that week’s more interesting video clips.