MTV To Premiere New Prank Series This Month

By Kelly West 2009-08-16 17:00:25 discussion comments
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For as long as I can remember, MTV’s been delivering hours of television per day for young people to stare at blankly as they stuff their faces with nachos and sugar-filled carbonated beverages. In my day we had music videos. Kids these days seem more appeased by ridiculous stunts than they are by watching singers lip-sync to songs while tormented actor-slash models act out some vague interpretation of the song that’s playing. So I guess it’s fitting that MTV is catering to the current trends. Later this month MTV is unveiling their Thursday night lineup with a couple of fan favorites and a brand new show. Videos and more information ahead!

“MTV brings the circus back to the network – only this time it’s on a new night. Premiering Thursday, August 27th at 9pm ET/PT, MTV launches a new line up of fan favorites, and an all-new show that combines online media with television commentary. Moving from the Sunday night block that aired earlier this year, the new Thursday night destination for action sports and humor will captivate viewers’ desires for outrageous stunts, hilarious pranks, retaliation, and competitive sports. ‘See You Thursday’ programming includes: Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory at 9:00pm ET/PT, Bully Beatdown at 9:30pm ET/PT, Nitro Circus at 10:00pm ET/PT and Pranked at 10:30pm ET/PT.


Here’s the information MTV listed about the new series Pranked:

“The new show for the Thursday night block is Pranked, a 30-minute program that showcases the best pranks ever caught on camera and posted online. Known for their seven part Prank War, which has received over 5 million views online, hosts, College Humor.com’s Streeter Seidell & Amir Blumenfeld, provide commentary during each episode. The internet celebrities bring their humor to television as viewers watch homemade pranks that are engineered, executed and filmed by kids and normal everyday people, with no help from producers, professional editors or cameramen. When it comes to silly humor, MTV curates the best online pranks and couples it with the best comedic commentary.”


Below is the trailer for the series:




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