Iliza Shlesinger to host “Separation Anxiety” for TBS

Last Comic Standing alumna Iliza Shlesinger (pictured) has been tapped as host of Separation Anxiety, the forthcoming TBS relationship-based game show featuring "a unique twist" revealed to contestants following the game's play.
June 9, 2015

Last Comic Standing star Iliza Shlesinger (pictured) has been tapped as host of Separation Anxiety, the forthcoming TBS relationship-oriented game show featuring “a unique twist” revealed to contestants following the game’s play.

The Turner Broadcasting-owned channel plans to roll out the series later this year, having commissioned 14 one-hour episodes to be produced by 5×5 Media and Electus.

“No single genre holds as much potential in terms of international production as that of a clean and truly global game format,” said Chris Grant, executive producer for Electus, in a statement. “After launching both Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? and The Moment of Truth overseas, we have spent years searching for the next vehicle to tap that vast potential and, we believe, that with TBS and 5×5 Media, we have now accomplished our objective with Separation Anxiety.”

Previously announced at Turner’s Upfront presentation in New York, Separation Anxiety will be exec produced by Craig ArmstrongRick Ringbakk and Charles Wachter for 5×5 Media, while Grant will exec produce for Electus.

Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, will oversee the international distribution for the series.

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