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Paid Off with Michael Torpey

Paid Off with Michael Torpey

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  • Premiered: 
    July 10, 2018
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  • Network: truTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Michael Torpey & Cowboy Bear Ninja 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Michael Torpey, PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY is a half-hour game show that gives three lucky college grads -- all saddled with student debt -- the chance to test the depth of their degrees with fast-paced trivia questions. In the end, one lucky winner gets the chance to have their student debt paid off.
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Season 2 of PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY premiered on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV. The series returns with 16 new episodes, featuring $1 million in prize money and a new interactive call-in segment to award cash to at-home viewers. Four new episodes debut the first week at 10pm through Thursday, and then PAID OFF moves to its regular timeslot -- Tuesdays at 10pm -- beginning May 21.

With these new episodes, Torpey once again endeavors to raise awareness of a massive issue, while simultaneously providing life-changing opportunities one contestant at a time. Contestants win bigger sums of money throughout the run, with more than $1 million in prize money being awarded throughout the season. Also, for the first time, viewers are able to get in on the action as truTV introduces a Live Lightning Round call-in element into the premiere telecast of each new episode. At the end of each new episode, viewers are prompted to call in for a chance to win up to $3,000 each in cash to put towards their student debt by answering three trivia questions with Torpey broadcasting live from a studio in New York City.

In addition to the new Live Lightning Round, the new season includes five themed-episodes that highlight the different ways student debt impacts people's lives: "It Started with a Tweet" for fans with student loan debt who asked to be on the show via social media; "Do Gooders" which features contestants working in the non-profit arena; "Too Broke To Wed" which highlights contestants whose debt is preventing them from marriage; "Back in the Nest" for those who were forced to move home because of their crushing student debt payments; and "Made in America" for first-generation Americans who are saddled with this debt.

In the season opener, "We're Still Screwed," Lauren, Keegan, and Brin compete to pay off their student debt by answering questions about poets and sick-ass tattoos. Plus, the country's laziest politician stops by, and contestants are tested on their knowledge of fad diets and dance crazes.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Cowboy Bear Ninja