Same Name

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Same Name
Same Name cbs logo.jpg
Genre Reality television
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 44 minutes
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original network CBS
Picture format 480i SDTV
720p HDTV
Audio format MTS stereo
Original release July 24 (2011-07-24) – August 14, 2011 (2011-08-14)

Same Name is an American reality television series in which an average person swaps lives with a celebrity of the same first name and surname. It premiered on July 24, 2011 on CBS. After four episodes, CBS pulled the low-rated series from its Sunday night line-up.[1]


On the series, two people with the same name switch lives. One person is a well-known celebrity, while the other person is an ordinary individual who simply shares the first and last name of the celebrity.

By the end of the episode, they resume their original lives, and comment how they enjoyed the experience and how they did not.


In an episode of CBS' Big Brother 13 (which aired just prior to the show's premiere), the show was promoted during a luxury competition using both the celebrity David Hasselhoff, and the regular-guy David Hasselhoff. The celebrity Hasselhoff later entered the Big Brother house for a cameo appearance.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air-date
1 "David Hasselhoff" July 24, 2011 (2011-07-24)
2 "Kathy Griffin" July 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)
3 "Mike Tyson" August 7, 2011 (2011-08-07)
4 "Reggie Bush" August 14, 2011 (2011-08-14)