ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/19/09
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's web site, September 2008) FAKE SHOWS... BIG LAUGHS... THIS IS HOWIE DO IT! No situation is safe and nothing appears quite as it seems when Howie Mandel takes to the streets and delivers a refreshing and wildly unpredictable new take on the classic TV prank. In this hilarious one-hour reality show, the camera is exposed but the motives remain hidden to the unsuspecting marks. Sometimes as himself, other times incognito, Howie and his crew will venture anywhere -- from the great outdoors to a night club to the set of a talk show -- to play out a hoax, the likes of which viewers have never seen before. These are 15-minutes of fame, some people can do without! Each week the comedy unfolds in front of a live studio audience as Howie unveils these side-splitting gags.