Here’s How MTV’s New ‘Punk’d’ & ‘Singled Out’ Revivals Will Be Different from the Original Versions

With the pageantry of revivals at an all-time high, it’s no surprise that MTV is digging into its TV graveyard and rebooting two classic shows…with a twist.

The network just announced that it’s developing all-new versions of Singled Out and Punk’d. But there’s a catch.

The two revived series will be broadcast on Quibi, a mobile-first streaming platform. Although each show will feature 20 new episodes, the installments will be less than ten minutes long.

“This deal builds on MTV’s strategy of reinventing our iconic shows to reach new audiences on pioneering new platforms like Quibi,” Chris McCarthy, the president of MTV, said in a statement. “We are excited to be working with Jeffrey, Doug and the Quibi team to reinvent Punk’d and Singled Out for a new generation of fans.”

Punk’d originally premiered on MTV in 2003. It featured Ashton Kutcher pulling elaborate pranks on celebrities, which—lucky for us—were all captured on hidden camera.

Singled Out debuted in 1995 and starred hosts Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) and Jenny McCarthy (The Masked Singer). It followed a Bachelor-esque format.

Now that The Ranch is coming to an end, maybe Kutcher will consider returning to Punk’d? A girl can dream.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...