Coming This Year: Unscripted Comedy Series ‘The Prank Panel’
ABC Picks Up New Unscripted Comedy Series ‘The Prank Panel,’ Set To Debut in 2023
Johnny Knoxville, Eric Andre and Gabourey Sidibe Will Serve as Panelists
[Press Release First Published on November 1, 2022]
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ABC has picked up a new unscripted comedy series coming to the network in 2023. “The Prank Panel” lets everyday people pitch pranks targeting family members, friends and co-workers to a panel of the world’s greatest pranksters.
Johnny Knoxville, Eric Andre and Gabourey Sidibe form the all-star panel of “pranxperts,” taking viewers behind the scenes as they help to plot and plan elaborate and diabolical schemes. The Panelists serve as mentors and saboteurs, with celebrity guests sometimes joining the fun.
“The Prank Panel” is produced by KIMMELOT and ITV America. Executive producers include Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, Jimmy Kimmel and Scott Lonker for KIMMELOT, Johnny Knoxville and Eric Andre, and Jordana Hochman, Bernie Schaeffer and Vin Rubino for ITV America. A premiere date for the new comedy series will be announced at a later time.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years”; popular game shows, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Holey Moley”; “General Hospital,” which heads into its milestone 60th season on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy®Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”
ABC programming can also be viewed on Hulu.
About ITV America
ITV America, part of ITV Studios, is one of the largest independent producers of unscripted content in the US. The company consists of six vertical production labels, including ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Good Caper Content, with series such as: The Chase (ABC); Emmy-winner Queer Eye (Netflix); Love Island (Peacock); Hell’s Kitchen (FOX); My Mom, Your Dad (HBO Max); The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo); and Alone, Pawn Stars and Forged in Fire (HISTORY), among many others.
Established in 2018, KIMMELOT serves as Jimmy Kimmel’s creative lab, developing and producing television, digital programming, films, mobile applications and products. KIMMELOT is a collaboration with Brent Montgomery, CEO of Wheelhouse Entertainment. Scott Lonker, formerly of CAA, serves as KIMMELOT President.
KIMMELOT current productions include the hit ABC game show “Generation Gap” starring Kelly Ripa, “Crank Yankers” for Comedy Central, ABC’s multiple Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials with Norman Lear, “Mark Rober’s Revengineers” for Discovery and a 20th season of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Recent KIMMELOT productions include the four-part ESPN documentary “Once Upon a Time in Queens” about the 1986 New York Mets and ABC’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”
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January 30, 2023 7:00am ET by Pressparty