There are no good pranks, but that won’t stop Kim Kardashian from raising the next generation to be Little Prankensteins for her new show You Kiddin’ Me. That’s really the name, no, I am not kiddin’ you.
Deadline reports that the show is produced by Lionsgate and already has a ten-episode order. It’s also being made for Facebook. What fresh horrors is the social network going to introduce us to? Well, it’s a little unclear. Here are the facts, as far as I can understand them, about who is getting pranked by whom. It starts with celebrities and their celebrity children:
- The “kids are in charge and celebrities must do everything their own children say.”
- But the celebrity parents are getting pranked.
- As is an “unsuspecting public.”
- But some of the prankers are chosen from “members of the Facebook Community” who aspire to prank.
- Pranks ideas will be crowdsourced from Facebook, much like when you’re trying to choose your Warby Parker glasses.
I’m picturing Tom Cruise getting pantsed by Suri (they finally meet!), um, maybe Willow and Jaden telling their parents they’re joining the corporate world, perhaps Reese Witherspoon’s doppelganger teen could try to stand in for her on the set of Big Little Lies: Biggest Little Lies Yet? That actually would be pretty messed up.
Kim is thrilled to see how the children will torment everyone:
“I know from firsthand experience that children are wise beyond their years and can come up with the craziest things, so imagine how funny it will be to see them make all the decisions,” said Kardashian West. “I’m delighted to be working with the Lionsgate and Facebook teams on this exciting new venture and invite viewers to witness their favorite celebrity parents get pranked when we launch the series on Facebook Watch.”
Facebook Watch? You gotta be kiddin’ me. This all sounds like a big mess, but it’ll be saved when Kim Kardashian shows up and the prank turns out to be, “Hey, Kim Kardashian is here. Weird.”