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Michael Torpey at the truTV Paid Off event at the New York Television Festival - July 17, 2018
Michael Torpey Wants Your Student Debt Paid Off
Paid Off is what every student loan holder needs. This new game show airs weekly Tuesdays at 10 p.m. eastern on truTV and offers the winner of the show a clean slate in life by paying off their student debt.
The show was created by Michael Torpey after his own experience with student debt. Torpey was one of the fortunate ones whose parents covered his college tab. When Torpey married, he realized his wife had been living under a cloud of debt that had a weight truly only visible once she was relieved of the debt. This moment of realization sparked the idea for the show. A reflection of sorts of the game show Remote Control, Torpey found a way to recreate one of his favorite game shows, contribute and proliferate social dialogue around student debt, with the hope of helping to remove the stigma and shame surrounding student debt.
truTV is part of Turner, a Warner Media company. truTV can be seen across multiple platforms in 90 million households.
The Paid Off game show challenges the depth of student's degree with a fast paced trivia show.