What would happen if you took a group of "Surreal Life"-level stars and gave them guns?
CBS aims to find out starting this January when the network premieres the new reality show "Armed & Famous" in the Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET time period.
In "Armed & Famous," Erik Estrada, LaToya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna and Trish Stratus become sworn police officers in Muncie, Indiana. Why? Who knows. The semi-celebrities will go through the necessary training with firearms and hand-to-hand combat. After the training, they get badges, guns and the right to call themselves reserve offices. Paired with veteran officers, they'll patrol the gritty mean streets of Muncie.
Produced by Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"), Jeffrey Kramer ("Ally McBeal") and Michael Braverman ("Jesse Ventura's America"), "Armed & Fabulous" will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 10 and will air a second original episode the following night at 8 p.m. ET. The show will settle into its regular Wednesday 8 p.m. slot the following week and will presumably stay there until "Jericho" returns from its mid-season hiatus in February.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times