Synopsis by Hal Erickson
One of many "hidden camera" shows festooning the network-TV scene in the late '90s, Red Handed was obviously inspired by the theatrical feature The Truman Show, in which a young man was unaware that his entire life had been staged on TV as a never-ending sitcom. This series was not quite as elaborate, though it did feature participants who were inveigled into indulging in various "vices," unaware that their every move was being taped for later coast-to-coast viewing. A typical episode featured an unfortunate fellow caught in the act of leering at beautiful women by his gimlet-eyed girlfriend. Comedian Adam Carolla narrated the (allegedly) hilarious happenings. Debuting March 8, 1999 on UPN, Red Handed managed to hang in there until July of that same year.