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MICHAEL TORPEY IS BACK AS HOST OF TV’S ONLY GAME SHOW TACKLING THE STUDENT DEBT CRISIS - PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY RETURNS WITH NEW EPISODES BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 13 AT 10:00PM ET/PT ON TRUTV
truTV will premiere four new episodes that first week – each night at 10:00pm ET/PT through Thursday – before moving into its regular timeslot on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Week One Rollout Below
truTV’s Paid Off with Michael Torpey, the comedic game show on which contestants compete to win money to pay off their student debt, returns with 16 new episodes on Monday, May 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Along with bigger prizes, the series is introducing an all-new live call-in game to give away even more money to viewers watching at home. truTV will premiere four new episodes that first week – each night at 10:00pm ET/PT through Thursday – before moving into its regular timeslot on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
EPISODE ROLLOUT IS AS FOLLOWS:
“We’re Still Screwed” - Monday, May 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Lauren, Keegan and Brin compete to pay off their student debt by answering questions about poets with sick-ass tattoos. Plus, our country’s laziest politician stops by, and we test the contestants’ knowledge of fad diets and dance crazes.
“Started With A Tweet” - Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00pm ET/PT
College grads Elise, Brett and Alex tweeted at the show and are now competing for a chance to pay off their student loan debt. Plus, time traveler General Don Roger warps into the studio in the name of jalapeño poppers.
“I Am Filled With Dragon Energy” - Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT
College grads Sean, Trasee and Kevin use their best French accents for a chance to pay off their student debt. Plus, Don Roger comes back from the future, Michael shares his dance moves and our poll reveals the best place to break up.
“A Weird Thing To High-Five About” - Thursday, May 16 at 10:00pm ET/PT
College grads Joennis, Josh and Ashley compete for a chance to pay off their student loan debt. Plus, Michael’s robot understudy, MT1000, shows up to learn more about human psychology and overanalyzes Michael’s hosting performance.
MORE ABOUT ‘PAID OF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY’
The student loan crisis is ridiculous, so comedian Michael Torpey (Orange is the New Black) is solving it in the most ridiculous way possible – a comedy game show. Paid Off with Michael Torpey gives three lucky college grads – all saddled with student debt – the chance to test the depth of their degrees with fun, fast-paced trivia questions. In the end, one lucky winner will get the chance to have their student debt paid off.
With these new episodes, Torpey once again endeavors to raise awareness of a massive issue, while simultaneously providing life-changing opportunities one contestant at a time. Contestants win bigger sums of money throughout the run, with more than $1 million in prize money being awarded throughout the season. Also, for the first time, Paid Off with Michael Torpey viewers will be able to get in on the action as truTV introduces a Live Lightning Round call-in element into the premiere telecast of each new episode. At the end of each new episode, viewers will be prompted to call in for a chance to win up to $3,000 each in cash to put towards their student debt by answering three trivia questions with Torpey broadcasting live from a studio in New York City.
In addition to the new Live Lightning Round, this latest batch of episodes of Paid Off with Michael Torpey will include five themed-episodes that highlight the different ways student debt impacts people’s lives. These include: “It Started with a Tweet” for fans with student loan debt who asked to be on the show via social media; “Do Gooders” which features contestants working in the non-profit arena; “Too Broke To Wed” which highlights contestants whose debt is preventing them from marriage; “Back in the Nest” for those who were forced to move home because of their crushing student debt payments; and “Made in America” for first-generation Americans who are saddled with this debt.
Michael Torpey is best known for his work on Orange is the New Black (Netflix), Red Oaks (Amazon) and Sneaky Pete (Amazon). His other credits include Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central), Last Week Tonight (HBO), The Eric Andre Show (AdultSwim), 30 Rock (NBC), The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Law & Order: SVU (NBC) and as a frequent guest performer and announcer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He's been in numerous commercial campaigns including Hanes, where he starred opposite NBA legend Michael Jordan, and Chase Bank, where he ruined the song Footloose.