Killer Karaoke (2012– )
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Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie. Osbourne will portray a flight attendant, and Dick will play a New York City police officer. Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch – who starred
Premiering Thursday, Feb. 20, the eight episodes of "Killer Karaoke" feature contestants being put through outrageous trials -- during shooting, one of them crashes right through a bookcase but lives to tell the tale -- while singing karaoke.
Designed to tap into contestants' deepest fears, the challenges range from the ridiculous (being assaulted by giant bears) to the gross (dead fish), but the final winner who can keep singing and stay true to the lyrics takes home a $10,000 prize.
"It's been such a trip," says McGrath to Zap2it while grabbing a break backstage during filming in October. "I didn't
From the Press Release:
Syfy and The Asylum announce that Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox. and Mark McGrath will join the eagerly anticipated Original Movie Sharknado 2: The Second One.
Osbourne will portray a flight attendant, and Dick will play a New York City police officer. Friedlander will play the character of Brian, while Hirsch – who starred in the iconic New York-based TV series "Taxi" – will be a cab driver named Ben. Fox will join the cast as Skye, an old high school friend of Fin (Ian Ziering), and Mark McGrath – lead singer of the rock band Sugar Ray and "Killer Karaoke" host – will play Fin’s brother-in-law.
The ridiculously hilarious and slightly demented competition show returns Feb. 20 for a new season with new host Mark McGrath. Contestants attempt to sing karaoke hits without missing a word while facing some extreme and bizarre challenges.
This year, Killer Karaoke is upping the ante with a fresh new format: Each episode’s competition will begin with six contestants singing an opening number, after which they will be ranked based on a scoring system.
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The eight-part series - fronted by Jackass star Steve-o - challenges contestants to keep singing while being subjected to a range of distractions.
Tasks include singing while having body hair removed, being electrocuted and navigating a cactus maze wearing drunk goggles.
Six contestants take part in each show and are narrowed down to three by the studio audience. The finalists then tackle the final showdown for the chance to win $10,000.
Director of Challenge Stephen Ladlow said: "Killer Karaoke is a singing contest like no other. I knew it was going to be a hit when we first saw clips of the show and they had the whole team in the office crying with laughter. I'm proud that it's coming exclusively to Challenge.
"The mix of mad-cap physical mayhem, jaw-dropping contest and laugh-out-loud situations will really hit a high note and
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Steve-o, once known as a hard core partier,
While he's not engaging in hardcore stunts this time around, he's having the time of his life watching others feel the pain. As host of "Killer Karaoke," a new game show that has contestants try to sing their favorite tunes while horrible things happen to them, Steve-o is front and center for the action. We're hard-pressed to think of anyone more qualified to host a game show of this type. Who else could you envision laughing aloud while people have skunks spray in their face or deal with snakes coiling around their hands?
HuffPost TV Canada caught up with Steve-o and chatted about "Killer Karaoke," how his sobriety is going, and why he's the "white trash Ryan Seacrest."
Watch video interview, above.
"Killer Karaoke" premieres in Canada on January 8 at 10 p.m. Est on Action Channel,
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Born Stephen Glover, Steve-o first gained fame in 2000 for doing outrageous things on MTV's reality show "Jackass," which spawned three feature films.
His "Jackass" co-star Johnny Knoxville and other crew from the show later staged an intervention to help Steve-o recover from drug and alcohol abuse. After a stint in rehab, he became a vegan and now has been clean and sober since 2008.
In 2009, he went from reality host to reality-competition contestant, lasting six weeks on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" with professional partner Lacey Schwimmer. Then, in 2011, he released an autobiography, "Professional Idiot: A Memoir."
Now, rather than performing dangerous stunts and battling his own demons, Steve-o is instead challenging contestants to overcome their fear of singing a karaoke song while being put through hilarious and unexpected physical challenges.
"Killer Karaoke" premieres Friday (Nov. 23) on truTV,
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