The recently retired NBA star is the host of Upload With Shaquille O’Neal, on which he, comedians Gary Owen and Godfrey, and a special guest scour the Web for the funniest online videos. They also will create their own viral videos, pull pranks and give their takes on pop culture. TruTv has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which was announced as part of its development slate back in April. Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh’s FishBowl Worldwide Media (America’s Funniest Home Videos) is producing; Di Bona, Gersh, Susan Levison, Beth Greenwald, and Shaq Entertainment’s Perry Rogers, Colin Smeeton and Mike Parris will serve as executive producers along with Mike Gibbons, who works on Comedy Central’s similarly themed Tosh.0. O’Neal is no stranger to being in front of the cameras — he currently is an analyst on TNT’s Inside The NBA studio show after his reality summer series Shaq Vs. aired for two seasons on ABC. He has numerous film credits garnered when he was starring for the Lakers in LA.
TruTV also is preparing fellow new series Killer Karaoke and Guinness World Records Gone Wild to premiere this year.