PrankStars

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PrankStars
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Genre Reality
Format Comedy reality, candid camera
Presented by Mitchel Musso
Theme music composer Mitchel Musso
Opening theme "Look On Your Face", performed by Mitchel Musso
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (aired)
Production
Executive producer(s) Barry Poznick
John Stevens
Charles Steenveld
Rick de Oliveira
Production company(s) ZOO Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
First shown in United States
Original run July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15) – December 16, 2011 (2011-12-16)
Chronology
Followed by Code 9
External links
Website
Production website

PrankStars was a reality series that airs monthly and employs the use of a hidden camera.[1] The series premiered on Disney Channel on July 15, 2011, and is hosted by Pair of Kings and Hannah Montana star, Mitchel Musso.[2] The television program portrays scenarios in which children and teenagers meet their favorite stars in "unpredictable and humorous" settings that have been engineered by their friends and family. The show is Disney Channel's first reality series since the Totally in Tune show.[3] In Canada, Family Channel aired two episodes of PrankStars on September 30, 2011, and a total of four episodes were originally supposed to broadcast before the series was withdrawn. The fourth episode aired a day before Musso's mid-October 2011 arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated (and subsequent removal from the cast of Pair of Kings), and the remaining two episodes premiered solely in the United Kingdom and Latin America.

Stars[edit]

Star Episode Show/Movie
gomezSelena Gomez 1 Wizards of Waverly Place, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex
mussoMitchel Musso Pair of Kings, Hannah Montana
ryanDebby Ryan Jessie, The Suite Life on Deck, Radio Rebel
hicksAdam Hicks 2 Lemonade Mouth, Zeke and Luther, Pair of Kings
mcclainChina Anne McClain A.N.T. Farm
simpsonCody Simpson 3 Musician/band
zendayaZendaya Shake It Up, Zapped
howardLeo Howard 4 Kickin' It, Leo Little's Big Show
thorntonTiffany Thornton So Random!, Sonny with a Chance
symoneRaven-Symoné 5 That's So Raven, The Cheetah Girls 2
thorneBella Thorne Shake It Up, Frenemies
allstarAllstar Weekend 6 Musician/band
mendlerBridgit Mendler Good Luck Charlie, Lemonade Mouth

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15) December 16, 2011 (2011-12-16) (UK)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 2011–12[edit]

PrankStars Season 1 Episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode title Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Something To Chew On (Pilot)" July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15) 101 3.9[4]
In the opening episode, Gomez is disguised for the purpose of assisting a girl with a television commercial audition; Debby Ryan recruits a sales girl for a fashion show after falling ill in the clothes store that the girl is employed by; and Musso's real-life best friend does not show up at a restaurant, resulting in the enlistment of fifteen-year old Luke for a "best friend" interview. Guest stars: Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan
2 2 "Game Showed Up" August 12, 2011 (2011-08-12) 102 3.4[5]
China Anne McClain competes against her biggest fan, fourteen year-old Sakoiya, for the chance to become a television game show host. However, the pressure is heightened when the game show's producer shows favoritism towards China Anne during the challenges. Meanwhile, when Adam Hicks loses his voice prior to an important radio interview, it is up to his unsuspecting "#1" fan, twelve year-old Zak, to act as Hicks during the live interview. Guest stars: China Anne McClain and Adam Hicks
3 3 "Walk the Prank" September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) 106[6] 2.4[7]
Zendaya's family's new pirate-themed restaurant is short-staffed in the lead-up to an important restaurant review; Zendaya proceeds to enlist the help of an unsuspecting patron, eleven year-old Jordan, to substitute as a "swashbuckling" waitress. However, a problem ensues after Jordan inadvertently upsets the food critic. Meanwhile, Cody Simpson invites his biggest fan, fourteen year-old Emily, to join him on stage during a special acoustic concert; however, Emily is unaware that the performance is a live global broadcast. Guest stars: Zendaya and Cody Simpson
4 4 "Stick It To Me" October 16, 2011 (2011-10-16) 104[8] 3.3[9]
Due to difficulties with the composition of a song for a new video game device, Tiffany Thornton enlists the help of her "#1" fan, twelve year-old Darby, and they proceed to collaborate on the lyrics and use silly props to inspire the creative process. However, Darby's songwriting skills impress the producer and she is asked to write the entire song without Thornton. Meanwhile, Leo Howard's biggest fan, fourteen year-old Matt, is surprised to see Howard join him in a martial arts class that specializes in a fake form of karate, "Floating Swan". When Howard challenges the Sensei to a battle to decide which form is better—Floating Swan or "Kicking Panther"—Matt is recruited by Howard and receives a "crash course" in Kicking Panther prior to the battle. Guest stars: Tiffany Thornton and Leo Howard
5 5 "Adventures in Dogsitting" November 25, 2011 (2011-11-25)[10] (UK) 105[11] 253,000 (UK Views)[12]
Raven-Symoné fan, Jade, meets her idol while looking after a dog. Summer attends a fake "flash mob" dance audition run by Bella Thorne.

Note: This episode premiered in the UK on November 25, 2011, and has not premiered in the United States (US). Although the promo did show in the U.S. it never was shown.

Guest stars: Raven-Symoné and Bella Thorne.
6 6 "Secret Agent" December 16, 2011 (2011-12-16)[13] (UK) 103[14]
American pop band, Allstar Weekend, meet Stephanie, a fan of the band, while she is tending to the phones at a fake talent agency. Twins, Abigaille and Emily, meet their idol, Bridgit Mendler, at the staging of a fake environmental ad campaign.

Note: This episode premiered in the UK on December 16, 2011 as part of "Christmas Night of Premieres" (the episode has also been broadcast in Spain, Australia and Russia), but has not premiered in the US.

Guest stars: Allstar Weekend and Bridgit Mendler

Broadcast[edit]

The series originally premiered on July 15, 2011 on Disney Channel and Family Channel. It premiered on October 28, 2011 and ended on December 16, 2011 on Disney Channel (UK and Ireland).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big Time Rush (June 23, 2011). "Deets on the new Disney Channel reality show "PrankStars"! - M Magazine". Mmm-mag.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Disney Channel launches new reality series, PrankStars (7/15)". Disney Channel Medianet. June 21, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Martin, Lara (June 22, 2011). "Selena Gomez for Disney reality show 'PrankStars'". Digital Spy. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" Hits a Series High for its 2nd Straight Original Airing By Robert Seidman – July 18, 2011, TV by the Numbers
  5. ^ "Friday Cable: 'Storage Wars' Tops Primetime; 'Smackdown' Falls; 'Haven,' 'Thundercats' Steady & More". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. August 15, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "WebVoyage Record View 1". Cocatalog.loc.gov. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Updated Friday Cable Ratings: 'Storage Wars' Tops Primetime; 'Smackdown' Falls; 'Haven,' 'Thundercats' Steady & More - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. September 26, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Shows A-Z - prankstars on disney". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ratings - Sunday's Cable Ratings: AMC's "Walking Dead" Eats Up Competition". TheFutonCritic.com. October 16, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Prank Stars on Disney HD at 5:10pm November 25th, 2011". Digiguide.tv. November 25, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ "PrankStars: PrankStars Episode Titles and Airdates". TV.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Weekly Top 10 Programmes". Barb.co.uk. March 4, 2012. Archived from the original on January 13, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2012. [clarification needed]
  13. ^ "Prank Stars on Disney at 3:30pm December 16th, 2011". Digiguide.tv. December 16, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  14. ^ "WebVoyage Record View 1". Cocatalog.loc.gov. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 

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