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Famous Pig

HGTV's Payin' Me $5,000

to Ham It Up!

12/25/2012 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Talk about bringin' home the bacon -- "Young and the Restless" star Kevin Schmidt just scored a solid $5,000 payday after his famous pig booked a television gig with HGTV.

TMZ has learned ... the network booked Kevin's micropig Yuma for an upcoming show called "A-List Pets."

Sources close to Kevin tells us ... Yuma spent the day on the set with the host Ian Ziering ... who took a serious liking to the unkosher creature.

Of course, Yuma's blossoming career was almost torpedoed when he appeared on "TMZ Live" ... and FELL OFF THE STAGE!!!

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Fortunately, Yuma's tough -- she got right back on her hooves and finished the show like a true champ ... unlike our fearless leader who squealed like a little piggie when NFL star Adrian Peterson squeezed his hand a little too hard a while back. 

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1.

Amy    

First

566 days ago
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joey1978    

Dammit. Second. Merry Christmas amy.

566 days ago
3.

joey1978    

I bet this pig is smarter than most people. All animals are.

566 days ago
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pete shallac    

Did someone say pig??? But where's Jessica Simpson. I'm already holding the honey glaze in my hand.

566 days ago
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joey1978    

Thats messed up pete, i think its cuz shes pregnant man.

566 days ago
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Kiki    

WOW. I bet Ziering never thought he'd be so desperate for a job!

565 days ago

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