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Celebs do switcheroo for CBS pilot

'Same Name' comes from 51 Minds

CBS has ordered a pilot for a reality show revolving around celebs who switch places with everyday people who share the same first and last name.

“The Same Name” comes from the Endemol-controlled production shingle 51 Minds. It’s exec produced by Cris Abrego and Eugene Young.

Show will follow the celeb and the non-pro as they spend time walking in each other’s shoes, with an emphasis on light-hearted humor and heart as the celebs are reminded of how the other half lives.

The episodes are designed to be self-contained, in the vein of CBS’ unscripted hit “Undercover Boss.”

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