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‘Punk’d’: BET Brings Back Hit MTV Series & Viewers Are First Prank Victim — Watch

Wed, August 12, 2015 9:37am EDT by 2 Comments
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Watch your backs, Hollywood, because ‘Punk’d’ is coming back! No, seriously, the exciting news was announced on Aug. 11– and we were totally the first victims of the prank show’s revival!

Punk’d, the MTV series from the early aughts famously hosted by Ashton Kutcher, is coming back to television, but this time around it’ll be a little different. For starters, Ashton is nowhere to be found (which might make some celebs rest easy) and it’ll air on BET Network, every Tuesday beginning immediately. However, the premise will remain the same: celebrities will be majorly screwed with, all for our entertainment. Of course, it’s not coming to us scot-free, because before the news was officially announced, we were the ones to get punk’d!

Audiences who tuned into BET’s series, Real Husbands of Hollywood on Aug. 11, were treated to a wicked little surprise afterwards. BET had boasted that it would revive its popular 90s programming block, BET Uncut, which featured the most not suitable for work music videos of the day, before the Internet was a thing.

Instead, viewers who were excited to relive their Uncut days were in for a rude awakening when King Bach and DeStorm Powers popped up on screen and shocked us all. The two, as it turns out, will fill Ashton’s shoes as our new prank show hosts! “Y’all thought you were gonna see BET Uncut?” Bach asked, in a definitely making fun of us tone!

“Well, we’re here to tell you that you just got Punk’d,” Powers clarifies. Oh. “Punk’d is back and it’s on BET, y’all,” Bach adds. “I don’t know why y’all thought you were gonna see BET Uncut anyways. You could see all the videos online.”

Well, true, but we kinda weren’t thinking about that– and it didn’t occur to Powers, either! “You can see all the videos online?” he asks his cohost. See? New episodes of Punk’d will air every Tuesday night at 10:30 pm on BET. Watch how audiences got got below!

What do you think of Punk’d coming back? Always room for more, or has Hollywood had enough pranking?

— Casey Mink