For those of you who remember the wacky world of Allen Funt’s television series Candid Camera, it left us laughing scene after scene. Funt was the host or co-hosted all versions of this show before his illness. His son Peter Funt co-hosted specials with his father and became the producer and host. The series began 66 years ago, on August 10, 1948. The last original broadcast was on May 5, 2004.
But for the diehard fans of Candid Camera who welcomed the laughter in the midst of daily disheartening news, guess what? It’s back! That’s right, the New Candid Camera is coming to TV Land. Peter Funt will co-host with Mayim Bialik who we recognize from the Big Bang Theory. New episodes will air at 8:00pm Monday-Thursday, during the first week.
The show will then air weekly on Tuesdays, starting Aug. 19. It is reported that Carnie Wilson, Reggie Jackson and Megan Hilty will help pull off the hidden-camera gags!
SMILE…You’re on Candid Camera!