There was once a time when MTV stood for “musical television,” but over the years, they strayed away from their original mission and added an increasing number of decidedly non-music programs to their lineup to a point where the name of the channel is now the ultimate misnomer.
MTV started to tinker with its formula in the 90s by essentially introducing the world to reality television in the form of The Real World and continued to do so by pumping more outside-the-box shows like Road Rules.
However, the network really upped its game around the turn of the millennium when it hopped into the comedy space, and while I’d argue Jackass is its magnum opus, I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Punk’d.
Over the course of 10 seasons, Ashton Kutcher and his merry gang of misfits entertained themselves and viewers alike by fucking with a number of major celebrities.
Now, it looks like a new generation of famous people are about to fall victim to some new pranks after the network announced Punk’d is coming back.
According to The A.V. Club, MTV—which briefly resurrected the series in 2012—is bringing it back yet again. However, there is a bit of a catch, as the new episodes will only be 10 minutes and exclusively available on the streaming service Quibi (it also appears it will be Kutcherless).
MTV will also be bringing back the fairly ancient dating show Singled Out, which is a real shame when you realize they could have brought back Room Raiders or Next instead.
Maybe one day.