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.
"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, youre 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 shows original creator and host, Allen Funt.