BET is on a roll!
After thrilling with news that their next year’s programming lineup will feature shows starring Grammy winners Kelly Rowland and Brandy, now fans will have even more to look forward to as reports indicate the #1 Urban network is set to revive MTV’s hit series ‘Punk’d.’
Skyrocketing to fame upon its early 2000s debut, the celebrity prank show listed everyone from Brandy and Kelly Rowland to Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake among its victims. Now, as newly surfaced reports show, they and today’s top crop of stars are once again targets at risk…of getting Punkd!
“BET is digging into the Viacom vaults for one of its new series. The cable network announced Thursday that it’s reviving MTV prank show Punk’d as one of its seven new show orders.
Though no talent was announced for the deal — the original Punk’d maestro was Ashton Kutcher — the network’s upfront slate announced the new version would be “tailored” for the BET audience and would include a behind-the-scenes look at how the celebrity pranks are conceptualized and carried through.”