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“The Big Bang Theory’s” Mayim Bialik is a busy woman these days. Not only is the Emmy-nominated actress starting her fourth season on the CBS laffer, but she recently signed on to host TVLand’s “Candid Camera” reboot, and is the new face of Texas Instruments — quite literally, in a new selfie contest designed to make Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education fun.
Bialik, who is a neuroscientist in real life, got involved with Texas Instruments around the time she began working on “Big Bang.” “I’ve had a Ti graphing calculator since I was about 14, so it was kind of a no-brainer,” she told Variety of being approached to be a brand ambassador.
In the role, Bialik works with the company to reach out to Stem students and classrooms to make studying feel more approachable and exciting. With her own experience as a student and instructor, as »
- Shelli Weinstein
Can TV Land improve on a classic? We’ll find out as a longtime staple of TV and the original reality show, Candid Camera, gets rebooted for the 21st century on TV Land. Candid Camera created the hidden camera concept for TV in 1948 and produced the “Smile! You’re on candid camera!” catchphrase. Versions of the show aired for more than 50 years and inspired countless other similar hidden camera prank shows (like MTV’s Punk’d). TV Land’s new iteration is hosted by Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) and Peter Funt, son of original Candid Camera creator and host Allen Funt. … Continue reading →
- Ryan Berenz
Smile, Mayim Bialik, you're the host of the new Candid Camera! The star of TV's No. 1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory, gets candid about reviving primetime's original prank show, which aired on and off for more than five decades.
TV Guide Magazine: Candid Camera? A real-life PhD in neuroscience should be hosting Jeopardy!, shouldn't she?
Mayim Bialik: I appreciate that! I'm actually terrible at Jeopardy! This is a really neat fit, because they're happy to have a female who's interested in the larger issues. As Peter Funt, my producer and cohost [son of the classic show's creator, Allen Funt], said, "I'm more than just a pretty face." [Laughs]
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- Ileane Rudolph
Three-time Emmy nominee Mayim Bialik has made a name for herself—first as the title character on Blossom, then through a career in neuroscience, and finally as Amy Farrah Fowler, the equally geeky romantic counterpart to Jim Parsons’s Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. But now, Bialik is taking her career in yet another direction, as she’s added a hosting gig on TV Land’s reboot of Candid Camera.
In an interview with EW, Bialik talked about watching Candid Camera as a kid, and she pointed out that the series has managed to differentiate itself from other recent »
- Jackson McHenry
The “Big Bang Theory” star will host TV Land’s “Candid Camera” reboot alongside Peter Funt, son of show creator and original host Allen Funt, the network confirmed Thursday. The formal announcement will come later Thursday.
Bialik, who rose to fame in “Blossom,” also tweeted the news, saying “I have a new side gig.”
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The hidden-camera classic first aired as a radio show called “Candid Microphone” in 1947 before moving to TV. It has come back to life several times since, most recently in 1996 and 2001.
- Alex Stedman
Smile, Mayim Bialik; you're going to be on “Candid Camera.” “Big Bang Theory” actress Bialik has come aboard as host of TV Land's upcoming reboot of the classic hidden-camera series “Candid Camera,” the network said Thursday. Also read: ‘Candid Camera’ Gets a TV Land Reboot: Ep Peter Funt Talks ‘Derivative’ Shows, Drones, and a More Gullible Public Bialik chimed in on her upcoming duties via Twitter, writing, “I have a new side gig.” As reported in April, Peter Funt, son of “Candid Camera” creator and original host Allen Funt, will co-host the series as well as serve as executive producer. »
- Tim Kenneally
Per Entertainment Weekly, Bialik will cohost with Peter Funt, son of Candid Camera creator Allen Funt. The on-camera pranking series will debut Monday, Aug. 11 at 8/7, airing new episodes every night that week through Thursday, before settling into a weekly Tuesday schedule.
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EW has learned that TV Land will announce at their Comic Con panel today that Emmy-nominee Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) will host Ben Silverman’s new version of Candid Camera alongside Peter Funt, the son of the show’s creator and host, Allen Funt. Silverman’s company Electus will co-produce with Peter Funt’s Candid Camera Inc, with Funt and Silverman serving as executive producers.
The series will premiere on TV Land on Monday, August 11 with a new episode airing from Monday through Thursday that week. Episodes »
- Jackson McHenry
TV Land is moving forward with half-hour comedy, “Younger,” which comes from producer Darren Star (“Sex and the City”) and stars Hilary Duff. Written, executive-produced and directed by Star, the cable channel has given the single-camera comedy a 12-episode order. It is set for a Fall 2014 debut and will become TV Land's first show to shoot in New York City. Also read: ‘Candid Camera’ Gets a TV Land Reboot: Ep Peter Funt Talks ‘Derivative’ Shows, Drones, and a More Gullible Public “Everyone at TV Land is so passionate about this show and working with Darren,” said TV Land's president, »
- Jethro Nededog
In the latest edition of “How many shows can Donal Logue appear in?” the busy actor will have a recurring role on Law & Order: Svu as the new Unit boss. He’ll be recurring for the rest of the season.
TV Land is reviving Candid Camera for a 10-episode summer run. Peter Funt, son of original Candid Camera host Allen Funt will host the new version which promises to be “daring but respectful”. I hope that means it’ll aim higher than the last reality TV-style revival of Candid Camera. Also, please bring back the theme song from the 70′s version of the series.
- Lyle Masaki
TV Land is bringing Candid Camera back to television. The cable channel has made a deal to rebbot the hidden camera series with a 10 episode order. The new version of Candid Camera will air sometime this summer. No word on who will host yet.
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Smile! "Candid Camera" Is Back!
New York, NY - April 9, 2014 - TV Land is set to reboot the hidden camera reality television series "Candid Camera," with Ben Silverman's multimedia studio Electus and Peter Funt's Candid Camera, Inc. co-producing, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land. TV Land is ordering 10 episodes to air this summer.
"A remake of Candid Camera is the perfect addition to »
TV Land is reviving Candid Camera, the network announced today, just in case you weren't already living in fear of constantly being YouTube pranked somehow or being trapped in the middle of an Improv Everywhere "scene" where you are unwittingly playing a befuddled bystander. Peter Funt, son of the original show's creator and host Allen Funt, will serve as co-host and executive producer. Hidden-camera shows and the idea of hidden cameras in general have become ubiquitous since Candid Camera's debut in 1948, so now in addition to poking fun at the weird social pressures we all face, it'll also be a commentary on surveillance culture. »
- Margaret Lyons
Screw America’s Funniest Home Videos. Screw Punk’d. Screw the Jamie Kennedy Experiment (not really, Jkx was amazing). Candid Camera is the Og when it comes to watching people make fools of themselves on national television. And it’s been off the air since 2004. Creator Allen Funt started pranking folks on a radio show called Candid Microphone (doesn’t have the same ring to it, huh?) back in 1947. A year later it moved over to TV, where it was renamed and picked up the most-useful-show-slogan ever: “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!” Be honest, how many times have you sarcastically said that to someone? »
- JoJo Marshall
Pound for pound, TV Land may be the best network out there. That’s sure to raise some eyebrows, but they know what they’re doing, what shows are going to work, and have a game plan that makes a lot of sense. Building off of the qualities they feel work for a certain demographic, they’ve capitalized on a new theory of series creation – rebooting shows from the ’80s and early ’90s that never existed in the first place.
Staying right in line with their idea that there are a lot of people who want to watch shows from bygone eras (even if we have to create them now), they are now launching a new version of Candid Camera. So far we only know that the show will hit in summer with a 10-episode order, which I imagine will almost immediately get expanded. Further details, like who might host, »
- Marc Eastman
Classic hidden camera reality series Candid Camera is returning to television with a new incarnation at TV Land from the series’ long-time host, Peter Funt, son of creator and original host Allen Funt, and Electus‘ Ben Silverman. The cable network has ordered 10 episodes to air this summer. “The show is full of joyful laughter that catches you off guard and leaves you in high spirits — exactly the outlook that our brand embodies,” TV Land president Larry W. Jones said. With its signature catch phrase, “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!”, Candid Camera introduced the hidden camera concept to television in 1948, and the series continued in several iterations over the course of more than 50 years. Silverman, a fan of the original show, tracked down the format to Wme and partnered with Funt to develop a new version. The project landed at TV Land, which had been looking for comedic reality ideas. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Viacom cabler has ordered 10 new episodes of the enduring hidden-camera series that has been on TV on and off since 1948, following its birth on radio in 1947 as “Candid Microphone.” The series is targeted for a summer run.
Peter Funt, longtime producer and son of series creator Allen Funt (who died in 1999), is exec producing and will co-host. Ben Silverman’s Electus is producing the new episodes and working with Funt’s Candid Camera Inc. to shop the format overseas.
“Candid Camera” is one of the few shows to have aired on CBS, NBC and ABC over its run to date. The series most recently ran on what was then Pax TV (now Ion TV) but has been out of production since 2004. Silverman and Funt hit it off when they connected through Funt’s reps at »
- Cynthia Littleton
Smile, TV Land, you're on Candid Camera. The Viacom-owned cable network is teaming with Ben Silverman's Electus and Peter Funt's Candid Camera Inc. to co-produce a new version of the iconic hidden-camera series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The original series first debuted on TV in 1948 and ran, in various incarnations and with a number of hosts, through 2004. TV Land will revive the series for a 10-episode run set to air in the summer. The series, as its title implies, hides cameras to capture the reactions of ordinary people being confronted with unusual and
- Lesley Goldberg
Smile — you're getting more “Candid Camera.” TV Land announced Wednesday that it's given a 10-episode order to a reboot of hidden-camera series “Candid Camera,” thus re-introducing an often-imitated, never-duplicated television classic. “A remake of ‘Candid Camera’ is the perfect addition to our portfolio of original series,” TV Land president Larry W. Jones said of the reboot. “The show is full of joyful laughter that catches you off guard and leaves you in high spirits – exactly the outlook that our brand embodies.” Peter Funt, the son of “Candid Camera” creator and original host Allen Funt, will co-host and executive produce the. »
- Tim Kenneally
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