Here’s another revival for the slate: BET is bringing back Punk’d, Ashton Kutcher’s brilliant prank show that brought celebrities to their knees. You are correctly remembering that MTV brought Punk’d back briefly in 2012, when it featured rotating guest hosts like Justin Bieber. As of yet, BET hasn’t announced who would be attached to the project, but said that the show would be“tailored” to its audience. Kutcher set the bar when he tricked JT into believing the government was seizing all of his property. Go forth and make some tears, BET!
Eight years after its six-season run came to an end, Celebrity Deathmatch creator Eric Fogel and Wasteland Entertainment are behind the new incarnation, with Chris McCarthy and Paul Riccialso on board as executive producers. The new version will again feature animated no-holds-barred fantasy fights between infamous figures from entertainment and pop culture and will be reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars.