Erik Estrada is Armed and Famous

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Cross COPS with Dancing With the Stars and you have CBS's new reality show, Armed and Famous.

CBS has started production on the reality show, which follows five celebrities as they undertake police training and earn a sidearm. Erik Estrada, Jack Osbourne, Trish Stratus, Jason Acuna, and La Toya Jackson will attend the Muncie, Indiana, police academy while cameras roll.

Estrada is best known as CHP officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello from the 1970s cop show CHiPs. He recently appeared on a season of VH1's The Surreal Life and voiced the character Marco Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the animated series Sealab 2021.

Jack Osbourne is the son of rocker Ozzy Osbuorne. The younger Osbuorne came to fame on the MTV reality show The Osbournes. Jason Acuna is more commonly known as Wee Man from the Jackass TV show. Acuna and Osbourne have worked together before, in an episode of MTV's Punk'd.

Trish Stratus (real name Patricia Anne Stratigias) is a retired pro wrestler and seven-time WWE world champion. She will appear in an upcoming episode of HGTV's Designer Guys.

La Toya Jackson, pop star and member of the Jackson family, was born in Gary, Indiana, about 200 miles from Muncie. The Muncie Star Press said that although Jackson failed a push-up test, she and Osbourne were high-fiving each other.

Once the celebrities complete their police training, they will accompany officers on "ride-alongs." At that point, the celebrities will be carrying guns.

Famous is the brainchild of Jeffrey Kramer, who will co-executive produce the show with Michael Braverman (Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks) and Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition).

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