via press release:
MTV PREMIERES NEW WEEKDAY HIDDEN CAMERA GAME SHOW “TOTALLY CLUELESS” ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT 7:00 P.M. ET/PT AND KICKS-OFF A SPECIAL WEEK OF NEW DAILY EPISODES OF “MONEY FROM STRANGERS”
Network Hosts 24-Hour Ultimate Prank Marathon With Back-to-Back Episodes of Rob Dyrdek’s “Ridiculousness,” “Pranked,” and “Money From Strangers” Beginning Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT
Santa Monica, CA (October 15, 2012)— MTV will premiere a new hidden camera game show, “Totally Clueless,” on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. The same day, the network will kick-off a special week of all-new, daily episodes of "Money From Strangers” at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT Monday through Friday. To warm the audience up, MTV will host a 24-hour ultimate prank marathon on Saturday, October 20 beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by comedian Jeff Dye of “Money From Strangers,” the marathon will feature back-to-back episodes of Rob Dyrdek’s “Ridiculousness,” "Money From Strangers” and “Pranked.”
“Totally Clueless” is a hidden camera game show where a team of improvisers put unknowing contestants through a series of awkward and increasingly outrageous pranks. The sooner the random marks figure out they are on a TV show, the more money they win.
In each daily episode of “Totally Clueless,” a team of stellar improv actors play a variety of memorable characters and take contestants on a surreal and hilarious hidden camera rollercoaster ride. As seemingly harmless encounters escalate and snowball into twisted and over the top scenarios, the potential cash prize decreases. This fall, it pays to have a clue.
“Money From Strangers” tests how far people will go for a cash prize of $1,000. Comedian host Jeff Dye snares unwitting contestants off the street to perform interactive impromptu pranks on a variety of unsuspecting victims. Jeff, along with a rotating pair of comedians, uses a secret earpiece to communicate with contestants while watching all the action. If contestants can successfully complete the prank they win a $1,000 prize, and maybe some lost dignity. Click here for a sneak peak from the bonus episodes.
“Ridiculousness,” hosted by Rob Dyrdek, is a hit viral video series that breaks down the internet’s hilarious, most bizarre and extreme videos, with co-hosts Chanel West Coast and Sterling “Steelo” Brim. A brand-new episode airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. on MTV. Click here for a sneak peak.
“Pranked,” one of MTV’s longest running hits and is packed with funny, wild, crazy, elaborate,
pranks from around the world. The series show cases the greatest pranks ever videotaped with co-hosts Streeter and Amir unique and hilarious take as they guide the audience through the minefield of mayhem.
For full episodes, behind the scenes pictures and footage go to MTV.com.
“Totally Clueless” is executive produced by Francis Lyons and Bob Kusbit for One Louder Productions. Brian Flanagan, Laura Palumbo Johnson and Matthew Ostrom are Executive Producers for Magilla Entertainment. Karen Frank and Tony DiBari are the Executive Producers for MTV. Marcy Dyno and Matthew Parillo are the MTV executives in charge.
“Money From Strangers” is executive produced by Tony Tackaberry, Allison Corn, and Rob Anderson for Lion TV. Tim Healy is the Executive Producer for MTV. Brent Haynes is the MTV executive in charge.
“Ridiculousness” is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine, Shane Nickerson and Christian Duguay. “Ridiculousness” is produced by Dickhouse. Lauren Dolgen, Michelle Klepper, Kristina Edwards and Sara Cohen are the MTV executives in charge.
“Pranked” is executive produced by Cheri Brownlee, John Jonhston, Nancy Moscatiello and Chris Lehman from Cheri Sundae Productions. Tony DiBari is Executive Producer for MTV. Jake Plunkett serves as Producer for MTV. Rebekah Kaplan is the Production Manager for MTV. Matthew Parillo is the MTV executive in charge.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.