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truTV’s ‘Paid Off with Michael Torpey’ gets more episodes

Originally posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

truTV’s “Paid Off With Michael Torpey,” a goofy game show helping people under crushing student debt win money, has been given 16 more episodes. 

The new episodes will go into production this fall, and the nationwide casting call is now open. People can apply to be on the show by visiting  

The test episodes were shot earlier this year at Turner Studios in Midtown and the new episodes will be shot there as well.  

“I am so thrilled/horrified that the national embarrassment that is the need for this ridiculous game show will continue for another 16 episodes,” said Torpey in a press release. “I truly hope the show won't have to exist for long, but until real reform comes to higher education I will continue to highlight the stories of the 45 million Americans affected and give away as much money as possible to as many people as possible.”

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The Atlanta-based network provided limited ratings information, saying it averages 120,000 viewers 18-49 for Live+7 usage. It didn’t provide full viewership numbers. 

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