The year’s fakest TV show has found its judging panel.
Harry Shum Jr., Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and Michael Curry have all signed on for truTV’s Fake Off, a new competition series about the captivating art of faking. Hosted by actor and dancer Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets), the series combines Kabuki theater, acrobatics, dance, costume, and illusion as teams are challenged to recreate and reimagine iconic moments in pop culture, all in hopes of being named America’s Fake-Off champion. It’s sort of like the Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing, except a lot less violent and bloody.
Best known for playing Mike Chang on Glee, as a dancer Shum Jr. has worked with stars like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez. Chilli is one third of the iconic girl group TLC. Michael Curry is a world-renowned visual and conceptual designer who has worked for numerous companies, including Cirque du Soleil.
The eight episode series is expected to debut sometime in the fall.