truTV Looks to Score with 'Double Cross with Blake Griffin'

Blake Griffin to host truTV's 'Double Cross with Blake Griffin'
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truTV has greenlit an unscripted comedy prank show featuring National Basketball Association star Blake Griffin.

The series, Double Cross with Blake Griffin, features the NBA All-Star as he conspires with people who are tired of being the victim of pranks to help them get some revenge on their unsuspecting prankster, said network officials. 

“truTV has perfected the art of the good-natured prank, and Double Cross is adding a new unexpected twist, turning the tables on unsuspecting pranksters,” said Corie Henson, executive VP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV, said in a statement. “People already know Blake Griffin dominates on the court. What they may not know is that he is also wickedly funny, mischievous, and he is as serious about his play off the court as on."

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.