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SMILE – “CANDID CAMERA” PREMIERES NEXT WEEK ON TV LAND!
Mayim Bialik and Peter Funt Host Series Featuring Guest Stars Megan Hilty, Carnie Wilson and Reggie Jackson
Plus, Sneak Peek at a Gag for a New Generation
New York, NY – August 8, 2014 – Viewers can smile again, because “Candid Camera” is back with a fresh new version on TV Land starting Monday! The newly rebooted series, with hosts Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Peter Funt, airs new episodes Monday, August 11th through Thursday, August 14th at 8pm ET/PT, before taking its regularly scheduled spot on Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT, starting on August 19th.
“Candid Camera,” which is executive produced by Funt and Electus Studios’ Ben Silverman, features gags that catch unsuspecting people in bizarre, challenging and hilarious situations. Each episode will feature gags that have fun with some of today’s most buzzed about topics from a garage that won’t service straight people to a mailman revealing he has been replaced with a drone. These modern scenarios, coupled with classic “Candid Camera” comedy, prove that laughter is timeless.
The premiere episode, airing Monday, August 11th, sees patients become increasingly confused when their dental hygienist is actually a mobile device instructing them to perform their own exam. CHECK OUT A SNEAK PEEK HERE. The episode also features guest star Megan Hilty (“Smash”), who baffles mechanics in a classic “then and now” gag (first pulled years ago on the original “Candid Camera”) when she rolls into their garages asking for an inspection, only for them to find that the car has no engine.
Future episodes will feature more guest stars pulling off gags on an unsuspecting public. New York City’s Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg will encourage aspiring rappers to improvise lyrics with non-existent words, singer/actress Carnie Wilson poses as a jittery tattoo artist much to her customers’ terror and baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson joins as a special guest with a mystifying magician.
Before reality television even had a name, the original “Candid Camera,” created and hosted by Allen Funt, introduced the hidden camera concept to television in 1948, and the series continued in several iterations over the course of more than 50 years.
Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus and Peter Funt’s Candid Camera, Inc. are co-producing the series, with Funt and Silverman serving as executive producers. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox will serve as executive producers for TV Land.
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