Have you ever wanted to watch people do stupid things for money? How about when those stupid things are dictated by someone else? What about if that someone else was famous? I don't, but maybe you do. If so, then Deal With It, returning soon for a second season on TBS may be for you.
Deal With It is sort of the polar opposite to Punk'd. Instead of Ashton Kutcher and some actors most people wouldn't recognize (though Dax Shepard has grown into a bigger career) pulling pranks on celebrities you know from your favorite movies and TV shows, you get host Theo Von sitting in a remote location with a celebrity giving instructions via earpiece to a regular person. As they do the crazy things they are told to do, the people earn money, up to a total of $5,000.
In the season two pilot, we first get show producer Howie Mandel walking a woman through pretending she is a germophobe. From wiping down the table at the restaurant she is at with her fiancé, to emptying out a candy bowl and putting on her head like a helmet, she earns cash by embarassing her fiancé in the public setting. Then we move on to Nick Cannon having a woman pretend she's taken drugs and is freaking out in front of her brother.
The show is humorous at times, but ultimately this isn't my kind of comedy, and beyond this episode I had to watch for review, I don't suspect I'll be watching any more of it. But hey, if what I described sounds hilarious to you, then you should tune in to TBS Wednesdays at 10:30 for Deal With It.