Josh Duhamel is bringing a new, more twisted spin to reality shows in his upcoming film, “The Show.”

In the trailer released for “The Show,” Duhamel plays the role of Adam Rogers, who hosts a dating show like Chris Harrison’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Unfortunately, one of the episodes gets a surprising twist when the runner-up attempts to kill the winner. But Rogers is there to save the day. The incident, however, inspires producers to create a reality show focusing on people killing themselves.

“What happened on your show this week was disastrous, but from a legal standpoint, neither the network nor the producers can be held liable,” an executive says during a boardroom meeting in the trailer.

“So theoretically, if we had a show on air where people were committing suicide, it wouldn’t be breaking the law,” Famke Janssen’s character adds.

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Rogers agrees to host the suicide-themed reality show. “If people are actually going to die, I want them to die for a good reason,” Duhamel’s character says in the trailer.

Things unsurprisingly take a complicated turn once the show actually airs. “What you’re about to see tonight is unlike anything you’ve seen on television before,” Rogers says, before the trailer shows a woman committing suicide by electrocuting herself to the shock of the live audience.

Meanwhile, the synopsis for “The Show” (via Entertainment Tonight) teases that a janitor joins the show for the sake of his family. “After a dating show ends in violence, its host Adam Rogers (Duhamel) and a ratings-hungry network exec launch a terrifying new program that promises fresh kills every week. The tension mounts as a kindhearted janitor joins the deadly program, hoping to help his struggling family survive…at any cost,” read the synopsis.

In related news, Rolling Stone noted that this is not the first film to focus on a reality series about contestants killing themselves to win prizes. “Series 7: The Contenders” centered on a hypothetical American reality show titled “The Contenders,” where six participants are forced to hunt and kill each other in front of the camera. The 1987 sci-fi film “The Running Man” also had a similar plot.

“The Show” is directed by Giancarlo Esposito, who previously starred in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Aside from Duhamel, the film also stars James Franco, Sarah Wayne Callies, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Esposito and Janssen. “The Show” will hit the big screen on Sept. 15.

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