NEW YORK — Student debt afflicts as many as 44
million Americans, with the average student now carrying $37,000
in loans. The total amount owed in the United States exceeds $1.3
Of all the ideas to solve this crisis, a game show might not be
at the top of the list. But actor and comedian Michael Torpey
figures, what the heck?
Torpey and the cable network TruTV have devised “Paid Off,” a
show that offers the elements of a classic trivia game show with
a Sallie Mae twist.