ABC Family Announces New Hidden-Camera Prank Show Freak Out

Freak Out ABC Family

ABC Family is looking to scare up some laughs this fall.

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The network on Thursday announced a 14-episode order for Freak Out, a half-hour hidden-camera prank show, set to debut during the “13 Nights of Halloween” this October.

Each episode of Freak Out will feature a new “mark,” chosen by a friend or family member, who will have to face his or her fear come to life. The Freak Out team will use “elaborate special effects, intricate makeup, twisted actors, and multiple cameras” to terrify the target, until he or she realizes they’ve been pranked.

“I’m glad to get reality back on our schedule and to continue to grow our original programming,” ABC Family President Tom Ascheim said in a statement. “Scary can be funny and this series is sure to deliver the ‘sclaughing’ — the screaming and the laughing. We’re also excited to be working with 495 Productions, a company with a proven track record for delivering hugely entertaining reality series.”

(Editor’s note: “Sclaughing” sounds really painful.)

Freak Out comes from SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 productions, responsible for previous reality hits like Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWOWW.

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4 Comments
  1. Lindsey Fox says:

    Sounds super fun !! I LOVE 13 Nights of Halloween !! Great read !

  2. Diz says:

    Sounds fun. A great time to try it out too during Halloween.

  3. Christian says:

    Sounds exactly like that show Scare Tactics.

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