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Shaq and Ken Jeong Are Teaming Up for a The Simple Life-Style Reality Show

The odd couple will try out unlikely jobs in a TBS pilot

Liam Mathews

Shaq and Dr. Ken are the new Paris and Nicole. Shaquille O'Neal and Ken Jeong are teaming up for an unscripted TBS comedy pilot with the working title Unqualified, the network announced Monday. On the show, the enormous retired basketball player and the tiny former physician will try jobs that they're "unqualified" for, like scuba instructor, line cook, dental hygienist and nude art class model. Hilarity will ensue.

O'Neal and Jeong's comedic chemistry was first noticed on TBS' rap battle series Drop the Mic, where the Big Aristotle and Señor Chang hilariously went head-to-head in the Season 2 premiere earlier this year (Jeong won). Now they're joining forces to try their hands at patrolling malls as rent-a-cops, substitute teaching kindergarten, train conducting and performing as party clowns.

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This premise has previously been used on The Simple Life, where socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie did manual labor, as well as the one-season Comedy Central semi-scripted series Wanda Does It, where Wanda Sykes tried out being a repossessor, pilot and WNBA coach.

O'Neal and Jeong will executive-produce with Abso Lutely Productions, which is best known for weird TV classics like Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Nathan for You.