ABC Family Announces New Hidden-Camera Prank Show Freak Out

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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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  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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  5. Amber says:

    How do you sign up to be on the show, or have someone pranked? I’d love to have my husband “Freak Out”

    • Mia Moore says:

      How do we get the person we want on the show of freakout? My dad is serious all the time now and it would be so much fun to get him to lighten up a little bit and joke around a little more so I think it would be fun to give him a little scare or a prank (:

  6. gloria bardales says:

    Hii i love the preview. Is can you guys for a prankk

  7. Sarah says:

    Dear Abc Family,
    I would like to scare my stepdad on the show freak out, but I don’t know how to be on it! My stepdad is a prankster and it’s getting too much where he pranks all the time. I want to get him back on the show freak out!

  8. allison bogdan says:

    My sister she is always on the phone while driving and I think it’s my turn to teach her a lesson to finaly finally stop the texting and driving.

  9. claire says:

    How can i contact you to put my friend on this show. She’s terrfied of the supernatural so I thought it would be funny to scare her with that! Trust me, her reaction would be sooo funny.

  10. Madisson Machay says:

    I want on this show to scare my friend Joey Hawkins. How do I get on!!!! I want revenge for what he did to me!

  11. Freak Out says:

    Four sets of commercials in the first 22 minutes of the show. Each one half way through a prank. “No fear” of me EVER watching this show again!!!!

  12. India says:

    How do I apply to get my friend on this show to prank her?

  13. Aliyah says:

    How you sign up on the show I need to prank one of my family member?

  14. Alex says:

    I want to to freak out my daughter how do I get on your show

  15. Jackie Dullard says:

    Want to know how to be able get on the show to get back at my boyfriend

  16. Jaylean says:

    Need to so prank my mom please contact me at this email

  17. Shakeria says:

    I would love to have my sisters pranked on here. They are always coming for me because I am so easily scared. This would make my senior year complete.

  18. sierra says:

    How do i get a person on this show?

  19. Morgan Lane says:

    Please email me, I want my husband to be the Mark. Every second of everyday he is pranking. If I prank him back he gets me back 10 times worse!!! Please ABC Family, help me give my husband a taste of his own medicine.

  20. Lala says:

    How did scare tactics not sue them for copyright infringement or something lol

  21. Kiley Barth says:

    I want to be on freak out and get my sister back for all the times she punched me and just being cruel!👍

  22. Victoria says:

    I want to be on freak out and get my younger sister back. She scared me pretty bad when we played Charlie Charlie and she set up speakers around the house with creepy laughs! If I could get her on this show to really get would make us even.

  23. Aaliyah Sharples says:

    Hi I want to prank my bff in the whole wide world. She always says I don’t care it’s her catch phrase. And today Abby and I were walking and a guy was following us and when I told her lets go lets go move faster she was like idc so I would like to prank her with something like that. And she is a prankster she always pranks me and I’m done and I want to get her back. So please help me do it for all the pranksters out there. Thank you

  24. John Porter says:

    I have an idea to play on my family. I do not wish to share most of the details on this. (the cause is somewhat personal). I cannot seem to find any way to contact the show though. Is there any way I could get an email for the show? So that I can give them the idea?