Armed and Famous

Armed & Famous has been pulled from the air in the US and it’s unclear whether the rest of the season will ever air. The controversial reality show has dropped in numbers considerably since its debut.

ARMED & FAMOUS, a new reality series that turns celebrities into crime fighters, will follow five stars through the Police Academy and onto patrol in Muncie, Indiana. ARMED & FAMOUS will premiere in the US on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

ARMED & FAMOUS features actor Erik Estrada (“CHiPs”), singer and author La Toya Jackson, television personality Jack Osbourne (“The Osbournes”), professional skateboarder Jason “Wee-Man” Acua (“Jackass”) and former WWE champion wrestler, Trish Stratus.

The series follows the five stars as they become sworn police officers in the Midwestern town of Muncie, Indiana — a city of nearly 70,000 residents located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis. It’s also home to Ball State University.

Done with the full cooperation of the Muncie Police Department, the celebrities will undergo police training to become reserve police officers in the Muncie Police Department. They’ll learn everything from firearms to hand-to-hand combat, and even learn what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a taser shock as a part of the process to be certified to carry stun guns. Upon completion of their training, they’ll be issued badges and guns, partnered with veteran officers and immediately hit the streets of Muncie. The five celebrities will protect and serve on the busiest shift of the night, 6 PM to 2 AM, responding to emergency calls, helping victims and making arrests.

(Are you scared yet?)

Another reality TV series is in the works. From the makers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” comes “Armed and Famous”: five celebrities are trained as police reserve officers. Once they have graduated, we’ll see them out on patrol. Scarily, they’ll be carrying guns.

The five celebrities are:

  • Erik Estrada (CHiPs)
  • Jack Osbourne
  • La Toya Jackson
  • Trish Stratus (pro wrestler)
  • Jason Acuna (Wee Man from Jackass)