Steve Carell is bringing laughs — and one crazy set — to Fox.
The network has ordered eight episodes of Slide Show, an unscripted comedy executive-produced by the Office star and Shine America.
The series — which is based on an international format, sometimes known as Anything Goes — pits celebrities and comedians against each other as they tackle unpredictable song, dance and sketch challenges. The contestants must face-off while navigating the show’s trademark set, which is tilted at a 22.5 degree angle.
“Unscripted television should be outrageous and audacious by definition. Unfortunately, not much is, as of late,” said Fox’s Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly in a statement. “Slide Show is the most ridiculously fun and out-there thing I’ve seen in quite a while. Steve Carell knows a thing or two about big laughs and I am really happy to be working with Steve again, and the team at Shine, to bring Slide Show to Fox.”
Added the typically hilarious Carell: “Comedy is subjective. But if you don’t find Slide Show to be funny and enormously entertaining, then you will never be my friend.”
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