TBS has greenlighted a half-hour variety series inspired by the staple of The David Letterman Show, Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman. Stupid Pet Tricks hails from Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company. "Stupid Pet Tricks" inventor Merrill Markoe, head writer on The David Letterman Show and Late Night, will serve as consulting producer on the TBS show. “The rule in show business is, ‘never work with animals or children’ but I choose to work with David Letterman anyway,” said Silverman. According to Deadline, "Stupid Pet Tricks, the series, promises to retain all the original segment’s charm, silly fun, and appreciation for the often-absurd bond between humans and their animal friends, with Silverman infusing it with a quirky vibe. Each episode will feature a parade of pets performing the most ridiculous, impressive, and extraordinary tricks on a studio stage before a live audience, interweaving comedic bits along with games and surprise celebrity guest drop-ins, as pet parents join their furry (or scaley!) friends in the quest to be crowned with the coveted title – Stupidest Trick of the Week. Production on the series will begin in Los Angeles later this year."
TOPICS: Sarah Silverman, TBS, Stupid Pet Tricks, David Letterman, Merrill Markoe, Reality TV