CBS working on 'Armed & Famous' celebrity cop reality show
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/01/2006
CBS has reportedly begun production on Armed & Famous, a new reality series that follows five D-list celebrities as they train to become police officers and are put on patrol in Munice, IN.
Former The Surreal Life 2 roommate and ChiPS freeway patrolman Eric Estrada, The Osbournes star Jack Osbourne, Jackass star Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, and WWE professional wrestler Trish Stratus and singer La Toya Jackson are scheduled to appear in the series, according to Daily Variety.
Armed & Famous will shadow the five celebrities as they begin the same training police reserve officers experience. Upon graduation, the rookie cops will load their holsters and be placed on patrol with training officers who typically ride with new police.
The series is being executive produced by Tom Forman, who departed ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in March, as well as Michael Braverman and Jeffrey Kramer. Braverman was born and raised in Munice and also created Armed & Famous.
CBS has not announced when Armed & Famous will premiere.