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Bill Engvall, Mo Rocca tapped to co-host ABC reality pilot

Bill_engvall Bill Ingvall (“Blue Collar TV”) and Mo Rocca (NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”) have been tapped as hosts of ABC’s “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.”

The reality pilot, which is set to shoot next week in Los Angeles, will feature Ingvall and Rocca as they make opposing arguments — like lawyers in a court room — to an audience of contestants. One host will be telling the truth — and the other will be lying.

It’s up to the contestants to try and figure out who to believe, as both hosts will make a pretty convincing argument. The contestants who side with the right answer will move on to the next round — until one player remains. Winner will receive a cash prize.

Ingvall and Rocca were chosen because both comedians come from such different worlds: Ingvall brings a Southern sensibility to the show, while Rocca adds an intellectual, high-brow air.

Mo-rocca  Ingvall — famous for his “Here’s Your Sign” routine — recently starred in TBS’ “The Bill Engvall Show.” Rocca is also known for his stint on “The Daily Show,” and hosted TruTV’s “The Smoking Gun TV.”

Mark Burnett Prods. and Monkey Kingdom are behind “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.” This is the second time down the “Blue Collar” well for Burnett, whose “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” is hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.

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