MTV can't stop with the pranks! In ''Faking the Video'' (premiering Monday, May 24 at 10:30 p.m.), six college-age kids think they're getting their big breaks working as production assistants on a video shoot -- but they're really signing on to be tortured by the likes of Bubba Sparxxx, JC Chasez, Michelle Branch, and Monica. In each episode, a pop star who's in on the joke unleashes his or her best abusive behavior in front of the PAs while filming a purposely ridiculous clip for a purposely cheesy Diane Warren tune. Chasez, for instance, demands one candidate play Ping-Pong with him instead of reporting to the set; Monica yells at another for not sweeping confetti fast enough. ''You feel bad when you're actually doing it,'' Monica says. ''One [PA] started crying.'' Don't feel too sorry for them: Each week an assistant is fired (producers make the cut), but the last one standing wins a job with real video director Wayne Isham. ''I figure celebrities have been punk'd enough,'' Chasez says. ''It's time to give it back to regular folks.''