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'Candid Camera' aims to make new generation smile

'Big Bang Theory' Star to Host 'Candid Camera' Reboot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smile, "Candid Camera" is making a comeback.

Starting Monday, TV Land will air a new version of the hidden-camera show that first debuted in 1948.

The 10-episode series is produced by Peter Funt, son of the original show's creator and host, Allen Funt.

Peter Funt will co-host with Mayim Bialik of "The Big Bang Theory." Guest stars including Megan Hilty, Reggie Jackson and Carnie Wilson will help pull off the gags.

The original show's catchphrase was "Smile, you're on 'Candid Camera,'" which is how people learned they had been pranked. Versions of the show have returned to TV several times since its initial run.

In its first week, new episodes of "Candid Camera" will air at 8 p.m. EDT Monday through Thursday. The show will then air weekly on Tuesdays, starting Aug. 19.

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Ron August 11 2014 at 5:04 PM

Yaaaaaaawn. Another rehash (at least the 3rd) of a TV show. Too many other copycat shows and online videos of the same old stuff.
They must have to do it on Californians as they're the only ones stupid enough to fall for these pranks.

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petpetdon Ron August 12 2014 at 1:29 AM

I am sure you enjoy watching Survivor every year too.

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db1219 August 11 2014 at 5:20 PM

Candid Camera WAS funny-----35 years ago. Back when there was no such thing as cable TV, VCR's, DVD players, cell phones, home computers. And there were only three networks of television to choose from to watch. But reviving Candid Camera is a MASSIVE mistake----especially with Mayim Bialik as the host and Regie Jackson helping to pull off the so-called "gags".

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junior db1219 August 11 2014 at 8:35 PM

Then don't watch, good grief.

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allini August 11 2014 at 5:54 PM

Ron: I doubt there is a single person in California as dumb as you.

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mike allini August 12 2014 at 11:04 AM


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Mike August 11 2014 at 6:51 PM

It must take them hours to frump Mayim down for the Big Bang.

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spstevens58 August 11 2014 at 9:02 PM

I like her. She isn't a beauty but I like her face.

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Ken August 12 2014 at 1:29 PM

The show put on by Alan Funt was great and I watched it every week. I watched the new version last evening and it will be the last time unless changes are made. Mayim Bailik is the worst possible choice for this show. Peter, dump her quickly or the whole new approach is Gone. Shapiro

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neb1997 August 12 2014 at 1:26 PM

They better improve things, this "new" show was so stupid and boring last night. I don't think it's going to last long this time around.

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madfam004 August 12 2014 at 11:42 AM

Really? Making some one be its own dentist? So boring. They need to get up to speed. Example: I open the internet and porn comes up,After several tries you notice that your friends are on the porn site and invite you to come in and join them. Question: How would you react? Now that's show business.

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rohrscheibcroh madfam004 August 12 2014 at 3:52 PM

for you maybe I guess that's your thing sick. no wonder tv sucks any more

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madfam004 August 12 2014 at 11:36 AM

I started watching it and I was falling asleep. Sorry but, not worth watching.

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Roy August 12 2014 at 4:16 AM

They better get better or there will be no one on Candid Camera. The Carbonaro Effect is way more funny!

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