What do you give the reality TV star turned businesswoman that already has everything? You give her more of the same, apparently.
Kim Kardashian is set to executive produce yet another reality show, because E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians and her new Lifetime show about beauty bloggers (Glam Masters) wasn’t enough. You Kiddin’ Me will be a comedic prank series involving kids and celebrities, which, let’s be honest, is a recipe for viral success.
The 10-episode series will be produced by Lionsgate, which has partnered with the Facebook Watch video platform, where the show will air, Deadline reports. Lionsgate says that the “new series peeks into the family relationships of Hollywood stars as children prank their famous parents and an unsuspecting public.” Kardashian is an executive producer along with Jennifer O’Connell, Brian Tannenbaum, Peter M. Cohen, and Melissa Stokes.
You Kiddin’ Me will recruit people on Facebook to participate in the pranks, and producers and celebrity kids will use Facebook to crowdsource the best prank ideas for the show. There is currently no indication that Kim will star or appear in the show. We also don’t know of a timeline for when it will begin production or a release date.
“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,” Kim said. “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.”
The idea to get children involved in a new show is likely inspired by Kim’s ever-growing family. Kim herself has three children with husband Kanye West. Her sister Kourtney also has three little ones with former partner Scott Disick. Kim’s youngest sister Kylie recently gave birth to her first daughter with boyfriend Travis Scott, and Khloe is currently pregnant with Tristan Thompson’s child. Their large family seem to really like family programming: they just recently announced they'll be competing against each other on Family Feud soon.
“We’re excited to be working with Kim on our first premium series for Facebook Watch, led by a world-class creative team and what promises to be a stellar cast,” said Lionsgate Executive VP of Alternative Programming, Jennifer O’Connell. “We continue to expand the range of our platform partnerships and look forward to collaborating with the Facebook team in bringing viewers a buzzworthy, high-quality unscripted series that taps into the fun family dynamics that Kim knows best.”
You Kiddin’ Me will be available on mobile, desktop, and Facebook’s TV apps.