The only place you want to see more cheaters is on TV.
The popular late-night reality show “Cheaters” is returning this fall with a new host to help scorned lovers catch their partners in the act.
Bronx rapper Peter Gunz will take over for Clark James Gable, the grandson of Hollywood legend Clark Gable, it was announced on the show’s Facebook page. Clark James Gable died in February 2019.
The “Déjà Vu” rapper has appeared on several reality shows including VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop: New York” for 63 episodes and “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” for 11 episodes.
The syndicated “hidden camera” show, filmed in Dallas, was created by Dallas attorney Bobby Goldstein in 2000 and has aired 19 seasons in a variety of formats.
Previous show hosts have included actor Joey Greco and Tony Habeeb.
The show’s primary structure includes a scorned man or woman — called a complainant — who explains their suspicions to the “Cheaters Detective Agency.” The complainant works with the investigators to then gather evidence of the infidelity — and eventually try to catch the accused Lothario — or Lotharia — in the act.
However, the scandalous show has had its own share of cheating criticism, having been accused of being staged by multiple outlets.
An investigation by the Houston Press in 2002 revealed that some people claimed the show paid them $400 to appear on the reality show.
The show also reportedly paid $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit in 2010 after two of its female office workers said they were victims of sexual jokes and “unwanted aggressive physical advances,” according to a press release from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“Just because the creator of ‘Cheaters’ promotes a TV show business which thrives on featuring sexual transgressions, it is no justification for engaging in sexual improprieties which violate the employment rights of his female employees behind the scenes,” Regional Attorney Robert A. Canino of the EEOC’s Dallas district office said in the press release.
Peter Gunz’s son, rapper Cory Gunz, was busted in 2012 for possession of a loaded 9mm semiautomatic Taurus, The Post reported at the time.