[04/23/12 - 09:56 AM]
MTV to Air a Behind-the-Scenes "Punk'd" Special, Featuring Never-Before-Seen Footage and Exclusive Interviews With Celebrity Hosts and Marks, on Thursday, April 26th at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Look for Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens and Sarah Hyland in an original episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from MTV]


The Night Kicks-Off With An All-New "Punk'd" At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT Featuring Host and "Pretty Little Liars" Star Lucy Hale Taking Aim at Her Co-Star Ian Harding, "Hunger Games'" Josh Hutcherson, And Actress Vanessa Hudgens With Accomplice "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland

The Action Continues on An All-New Episode of "The Pauly D Project" At 10:30 P.M. ET/PT When Pauly D and The Gang Head to The Army!

New York, NY (April 23, 2012) - MTV is airing a behind-the-scenes "Punk'd" special on Thursday, April 26th at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT. The night begins at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT with an all-new episode of "Punk'd" when this week's host, "Pretty Little Liars'" Lucy Hale, punks co-star Ian Harding, along with "Hunger Games'" Josh Hutcherson, and actress Vanessa Hudgens, with the help of accomplice "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland. The behind-the-scenes "Punk'd" special follows an all-new "Pauly D Project" at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, in which Pauly and his boys must prove their bravery when they're asked to perform at an Army base for troops deploying to Afghanistan.

"Punk'd," a pop culture hidden-camera reality television phenomenon which has featured the hottest celebrities in Hollywood getting practical jokes pulled on them, is pulling back the curtain and giving viewers an extreme inside look at what goes on behind-the-scenes. The special dives deep into how the hilariously elaborate and epic punks are fully executed, with commentary from Bam Margera, "Jersey Shore's" Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Jessica Szohr, "Fantasy Factory" and "Ridiculousness" star Rob Dyrdek, and "Teen Wolf's" Tyler Posey. The special will also include in-depth interviews from the masterminds behind the punks - the producers, writers and the improv actors. Fans will also get to see extended scenes, never-before-seen footage and an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming season. Get ready for some real outrageously fun moments that viewers won't want to miss!

"Punk'd" is executive produced by Katalyst's Jason Goldberg and Ashton Kutcher. Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash, Kristina Edwards and Jennifer Russakoff are the Executives in Charge for MTV.

"The Pauly D Project" is produced by 495 Productions, the production company behind "Jersey Shore." SallyAnn Salsano serves as Executive Producer of the series for 495 Productions and Jacquelyn French executive produces for MTV. Janay Dutton is Executive in Charge of Production of the series for MTV. Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber serve as Executive Producers of the "The Pauly D Project" for ReignDeer Entertainment.

About MTV

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(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) 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.

About Katalyst

Katalyst is a new breed of studio developing innovative content for TV, film and the web. Founded in 2000 by partners, Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, Katalyst film credits include The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who, Spread and Killers. Television property credits include the hit series Punk'd, Beauty and the Geek, and True Beauty. Digital Media properties include programming for major brands such as the Levi's Curve ID campaign, winner of the 2011 OMMA Award for Best Integrated Online Fashion Campaign, Nikon "The Chase", Mountain Dew "DEWmocracy," United Nations "Malaria No More." In 2010, Katalyst was named one of the year's Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.

  [april 2012]  


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