Four and a half months ago we told you TBS was developing a scripted comedy that would co-star Shaquille O'Neal and Ken Jeong. Turns out that's only half true: the network has given the duo their own comedy pilot, but it's an unscripted situation. According to Deadline, the network is working on a reality program that's going by the working title Unqualified, wherein O'Neal and Jeong will try different jobs. These careers will include mall cop, kindergarten teacher, party clown, and train conductor, with cameras capturing the resulting high-jinks/mass train casualty.
The idea of pairing the two together got put into the works after they combined to form a viral appearance on that Drop the Mic battle rap series back in April. "These guys made magic on Drop The Mic together. Their chemistry is undeniable," said Michael Bloom, TBS senior vice president of unscripted and specials. "And no doubt that magic will extend to the unwitting people who expect anything to get done when they show up."
"We are built to hustle," Jeong and O'Neal stated. "We’re thankful to TBS for giving us the opportunity to embrace any challenge that comes our way and we hope to surprise everyone with our ability to learn the ropes on the fly."
In addition to starring, they'll also get executive producer credits. We'll have to see if they get a series order, but would-be mall shoplifters and commuters of the world, consider yourselves warned.