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The second hour-long “Mobbed” TV special, hosted by Howie Mandel will air on Thanksgiving Eve (November 23, 2011), at 9/8c on FOX.  The first special was a hit and it’s expected this one will be as well.

The premise of the show is easy – “Candid Camera” meets Flash Mob/Glee and what entails is a surprise of major proportions.  In this new show,  thousands of strangers will help a father plan an extraordinary surprise for a family member.

So why does it take an hour to show a 3-5 minute surprise?  Because the show is about the event prep as well.  Howie walks us through a behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsals and coaching sessions. Volunteers are trained in their roles and timing is checked to be sure everything runs smoothly.

Howie is there to lend his comic genius and act as an agent for the person giving the surprise.   Then, on the day of the event, we get to see the it all unfold as the recipient sees it.

Will the plans work out?  Will it be a true surprise?  That’s the fun of the show.



MOBBED is produced by Alevy Productions and Angel City Factory. Howie Mandel, Chris Cowan, Jean-Michel Michenaud, Mike Marks, Darryl Trell, Howard Kitrosser, Kevin Healey and Michael Rotenberg serve as executive producers. It is based on a format created by Mandel, Trell and Kitrosser.


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