ABC Family has picked up a hidden-camera prank show dubbed Freak Out from Sally Ann Salsano, the producer responsible for MTV’s Jersey Shore.
The half-hour series will bow this fall as part of the net’s “13 Nights of Halloween.” ABC ordered 14 episodes.
Each episode will feature an unsuspecting mark, whose fears come to life with the help of special effects, makeup and actors. “Scary can be funny and this series is sure to deliver the sclaughing … the screaming and the laughing,” said President Tom Ascheim in a statement.
Salsano’s company, 495 Productions, is also responsible for Snooki & JWOWW, Party Down South, Dance Your Ass Off and Design Star.