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Funny or Die is getting into daytime TV.
Beginning this summer, Jerry O’Connell will host “Jerry O,” the company’s first foray into daytime TV. The entertainment talk/comedy series will get a three-week test run on select Fox-owned local TV stations beginning Aug. 12.
“I love daytime. I love watching it and have fallen in love with guest-hosting it. Whether asking people to ‘Cash Me Outside’ or asking them ‘How You Doin?’, daytime is a big part of my life,” O’Connell said. “I am thrilled to work with my friends at both Debmar-Mercury and Funny Or Die. I have been collaborating with both companies for years and am so excited to bring a little bit of the traditional – and something brand new – to the audience. This is going to be a fun, fun time and everyone is invited. Let’s party.”
“Jerry O” will feature a mix of celebrity interviews and specially produced comedy segments from Funny Or Die, which is producing the show with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
“We are big believers in trying new concepts and excited to once again be collaborating with our friends at Fox,” said Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus. “We have come to know Jerry as a true talent whose infectious charisma and authenticity have made him a favorite of many daytime talk show fans, and we are so glad to provide him with this opportunity to shine.”