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CBS adds “Same Name” to summer slate

A new one-hour reality series where celebrities and strangers who share the same moniker swap lives has been picked up by CBS.
April 15, 2011

A new one-hour reality series where celebrities and strangers who share the same moniker swap lives has been picked up by CBS.

Same Name will broadcast this summer, with the premiere episode featuring actor David Hasselhoff trading lives with high voltage power technician and landscaper David Hasselhoff.  The swap lasts for one week, where the star and their counterpart live in each others homes, interact with family, friends and co-workers and experience how the other lives.

Jennifer Bresnan, CBS EVP, alternative programming, said in a statement, “Walking in each other’s shoes and experiencing their home life, work and other activities reveals moments of humor, laughter and unexpected emotion.”

Cris Abrego and Eugene Young are executive producers of Same Name for Cris Abrego Productions, LLC. Fax Bahr and Adam Small also served as EPs on the pilot.

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