"Thank you all for your kind texts and DMs; please send job opportunities to [the] same number," Teigen joked to her followers.
Chrissy Teigen is so eager for fans to catch her new show "Bring the Funny" Tuesday night on NBC that she accidentally shared the whole thing to her Twitter feed ... Ooooops!
It took about a half hour for the reality show judge to realize her mistake and take it down, which means avid fans were able to catch the first half of the premiere episode. It was even marked 'Chrissy Teigen watching,' so it was clearly her personal screener that somehow got uploaded and shared. She must have thought it was a huge preview file!
Teigen also joked that she'd been fired for the stunt, which some of her fans suggested might have been intentional to drum up press -- er, like this -- and interest in the new show. "Well it looks like I have been fired for posting the whole thing," Teigen wrote. "Thank you all for your kind texts and DMs; please send job opportunities to [the] same number."
Well it looks like I have been fired for posting the whole thing thank u all for your kind texts and DMs please send job opportunities to same number
Of course, Teigen was joking, and probably most of the show's 10-episode first season has already been filmed, if not all of it. Teigen serves as judge alongside "Saturday Night Live" staple Kenan Thompson and standup legend Jeff Foxworthy. Amanda Seales will preside over the comedy competition series, which features acts as wide-ranging as sketch, standup, puppetry and prop.
As for whether or not Teigen's snafu was a deliberate marketing ploy, Teigen referred her followers to a tweet from May 17: "I am so stupid and tired please stop expecting things from me," she wrote then.
On top of that, "Bring the Funny" is getting the coveted post-"America's Got Talent" timeslot on NBC, so it should do just fine. Jennifer Lopez' "World of Dance" enjoyed that slot for two seasons, coming in third behind both "AGT" episodes for its first summer. And it built a loyal enough audience that it continues to do well --though not as well -- on its own. It's already been renewed for a fourth season.
In other words, it's a huge show of faith by the network to put "Funny" on after "AGT" It's also a very shrewd move as there is a tremendous audience overlap between the two shows. After all, comedy acts have been a staple on "AGT" for years, so fans who enjoy that might just be willing to stick around for a more focused exploration of the format. It certainly worked for dance.
What's next? A show spotlighting the best magic acts in America ... on second thought, that would be pretty amazing!
"Bring the Funny" premieres Tuesday night (in its entirety) at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, following the final auditions round of "America's Got Talent."