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MTV Comes to Derby

New reality show being filmed at Derby High School



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    MTV is turning a classroom at Derby High School into a game show set.

    MTV invaded the halls of Derby High School this week.

    The network wrapped up filming a new series, "The Substitute", at the school Thursday. The show's first four episodes were shot, using more than 80 Derby High School students, according to Principal Fran Thompson.

    "This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and our community," Thompson said.

    "The Substitute" is a trivia game show in which students play against each other for prizes and up to $5,000 in scholarships to put toward college.

    Students show up to what they think is a normal day of class, only to find a "substitute", the show's host, in class instead. The classroom is transformed into a game show where the kids can win everything from free lunch, to computers, to the scholarship money.

    Embassy Row Productions, the company behind "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "The Newlywed Game", is producing the show for MTV.

    Thompson says one producer told him Derby has "the best kids and it has been a great experience for everyone."

    It is not clear when the first episodes of "The Substitute" will air.