New Game Show Will Pay Off Winners' Student Debt: 'An Absurd Show to Match an Absurd Crisis'

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PEOPLE.com—If you’re a college graduate with a mountain of student debt, this might pique your interest. On Tuesday, truTV will premiere Paid Off, a new game show hosted by actor and comedian Michael Torpey where contestants can play to get their loans paid off. “One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match an absurd crisis,’ ” Torpey told The Washington Post. “A game show feels really apt because this is the state of things right now.” On the show, three contestants square off for Jeopardy-style rounds...

New game show pays off winner's student loans. There's a long history of TV programs that exploit the personal struggles of individuals for ratings. Now there's a new game show that tackles the student loan crisis. Like its predecessors in this genre, it's bad. (more…)