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MTV brings back 'Punk'd'

December 19, 2011 | 11:13 am

MTV revives Punkd
Remember the days of celebs learning they owed $900,000 in back taxes (Justin Timberlake) and Oscar winners getting a tongue-lashing from Comic-Con enthusiasts (Hilary Swank)? Well, get ready for more.  After months of rumors, MTV officially announced it’s bringing back “Punk’d.”

The network will present a first look at footage from the series' new season during its annual New Year’s Eve special. (How many of you are now wondering whether the whole season will be Kardashian-themed? The divorce, the basketball trade, the pregnancy -- we wouldn't be surprised.)

The network is mum on who will be hosting the hidden camera show, set to premiere in 2012 -- saying viewers will have to wait to find out.  Executive producer Ashton Kutcher originally helmed the show; he's since been busy with his new TV gig, "Two and a Half Men," and those darn Nikon commercials. It’s been rumored that he’s passed the pranking baton to teen singing sensation Justin Bieber.

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--Yvonne Villarreal
Twitter.com/villarrealy

Photo: Ashton Kutcher in an early season from 'Punk'd." Credit: MTV

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