TV Land is set to reboot the hidden camera reality television series “Candid Camera,” with Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus and Peter Funt’s Candid Camera, Inc. co-producing. 10 episodes will air this summer.
“Candid Camera” introduced the hidden camera concept to television in 1948, and the series continued in several iterations over the course of more than 50 years. The landmark series concealed cameras to capture the reactions of ordinary people being confronted with unusual and often challenging situations. The payoff, when unsuspecting people are told, “Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera!’” is one of TV’s most memorable taglines.
In addition to Ben Silverman, the new show will be executive produced and co-hosted by former “Candid Camera” host Peter Funt, son of the show’s original creator and host, Allen Funt. “We’ll be daring but respectful, funny yet insightful,” explained Peter Funt. “I can’t think of better partners to help pull this off than Electus and the team at TV Land.”
“Candid Camera is one of the most innovative shows in television history and we can’t wait to bring its unique and distinct style to today’s audience,” said Silverman. “It is an honor to get to work on the brand with Peter Funt and the team at TV Land.”