Terry Crews just got a new dressing room to do pre-show push-ups in: The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star has been selected to host Fox’s reality show “World’s Funniest Fails,” which debuts next month.
The move won’t be the first hosting gig for the former NFL player, as Crews currently hosts the syndicated game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
“This show is going to be a blast,” said Crews. “Like everyone else, I find myself watching these viral videos with my kids and cracking up at the hysterical fails from around globe, which is why I’m so excited to host ‘World’s Funniest Fails.’ It’s going to be non-stop laughter, fun for the whole family and I can’t wait!”
“Terry Crews is already a cherished member of the Fox family. He’s larger than life, quick on his feet and crammed with charisma,” David Madden, president of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, added. “We can’t wait to see him interact with the funniest, most spectacular fails on the planet.”
The unscripted program is produced by Dick Clark Productions and Jukin Media, and inspired by the hit YouTube channel, FailArmy, which showcases the best “epic fail” viral videos in the most entertaining ways possible. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Jonathan Skogmo, Josh Entman and Nicolle Yaron are executive producers. Mark Bracco and Assaf Blecher are co-executive producers.
The one-hour show kicks off on Friday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Crews has had an impressive career as both a professional athlete and an actor. In addition to playing Sgt. Terry Jeffords on “Brooklyn,” he has been seen in films such as “The Expendables,” “Bridesmaids” and “The 6th Day.”