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Celebrities swap lives with strangers in new CBS show

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David Hasselhoff
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This summer, CBS will air a reality show with a Prince and the Pauper-style twist: Celebrities will trade places with total strangers who happen to have been blessed/cursed with the same name.

In Same Name, the star and their counterpart live in each other’s houses, meet and interact with family, friends and co-workers, and experience how the other lives. In the pilot, David Hasselhoff goes to Lake Jackson, Texas, to trade lives with a 27-year-old high voltage power technician who shares the same name as the Baywatch star.

The premise is a somewhat similar riff on two other successful identity-swapping CBS reality ventures in recent years, Undercover Boss and the prank specials I Get That a Lot. The show will air sometime this summer.

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