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    Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:20:26

    Randy Jackson + Shed Media Working on "Aptitude Test" Series - It's just a working title

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    American Idol judge Randy Jackson and Shed Media are teaming up to school celebrities about what life is in the real world for those who didn't get their big breaks in Aptitude Test, which is the working title. The one-hour series will premiere in 2012.

    Aptitude Test is a show from Randy Jackson and Shed Media where each week a high profile celebrity gets a chance to see what might have happened if they never had their big break in the entertainment business. After retaking their high school career aptitude test to determine their "rightful calling," the celebrity will then don a disguise and undergo on-the-job training before revealing their true identity to their boss and co-workers. The show will mix both humor and heart in this fish-out-of-water experience.

    "We immediately loved this idea from Randy Jackson as it hits all the right notes for us – celebrities, real-life experiences and good storytelling," said Jeff Olde, EVP Original Programming and Production. "We get to dive in with a celebrity and learn what their 'day job' might have been had the star thing not worked out. But the heart and humor of the show is following the celebrities on that real life journey as they train in a new craft and ultimately get to reveal their true identities to the people training them."

    "Are we where we should be? Are we doing what we should be doing? Everybody wonders these things...even celebrities," said Randy Jackson. "The show is a fun look at what could have been."

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

    Does Aptitude Test sound like something you'd watch?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.12.11



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