Show's final season premieres April 10
LOS ANGELES — Ashton Kutcher’s popular prank show, ”Punk’d,” is coming to an end after eight seasons on MTV.
”Punk’d” is a version of the old ”Candid Camera” show that preys on young celebrities. Among those who have fallen victim to a practical joke: Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and Frankie Muniz.
The final season premieres April 10, but all eight new episodes will air back-to-back during a ”sneak peek marathon” April 7, Viacom Inc.’s MTV announced Monday.
Hilary Swank, Earvin ”Magic” Johnson, Nelly Furtado and Jewel fall victim to Kutcher’s capers this time around.
Kutcher, 29, will host a special ”Punk’d Awards” on June 5.
In December 2003, Kutcher said he was the pulling the plug on the show. Speculation arose that the announcement was a trick aimed at duping new celebrity prank victims into complacency. ”Punk’d” returned in April 2004.