Airdate: Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Punkd
7mate is yet to release its programming schedule but here are two shows to premiere following the AFL Grand Final.
7mate is yet to release its programming schedule from September 25 onwards, but it has released details on two highlights to air following the AFL Grand Final on its launch day.
Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Punk’d will both air from September 25.
Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
6.30pm Saturday September 25
Episode 1, “Happily unmarried ”
Shannon Tweed hates surprises. Gene Simmons loves them. On his way out of town to attend the Grand Opening of the Hooter’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, he asks Nick and Tracy Tweed (Shannon’s sister) to plan a surprise birthday party for Shannon on his behalf. While in Vegas, he gets roped into attending the wedding of a male fan and his fiancé, and even gives the bride away. When Shannon inadvertently finds out that Gene was not only planning a surprise party for her AND that he attended someone else’s wedding, she decides to turn the tables on him, and give him a little surprise of his own – an ambush wedding! When “Mr. Happily Unmarried” for 23 years shows up to what he thinks is Shannon’s surprise birthday party, he gets the biggest surprise of his life.
8.30pm Saturday September 25
Ashton Kutcher hosts an elaborate practical joke show that makes today’s biggest stars suffer for your viewing pleasure. Punk’d is a breakout hit and has set the new standard by which other hidden-camera shows are judged. It is a reality format with a twist, where the reality gets really funny when pranks are played on unwitting celebrities and friends. The series’ creator and executive producer, Ashton Kutcher, who actually coined the word “punk’d,” masterminds and directs the devilish pranks. Kutcher sets out to prove that no one in Hollywood is safe from his devious and hilarious antics. From behind the scenes, he has a host of henchmen performing his dirty deeds. The celebrity victims don’t suspect a thing — until it’s too late, and they’ve been punk’d. The pranks typically take place in and around Hollywood, in restaurants and hotels, film and music-video sets. There is also a regular “red carpet” feature in which celebrities at premieres and parties are “hit” with nonsensical and off-putting questions from seemingly “innocent” reporters such as a teenage boy and an overseas journalist. Targeting a long list of unwitting celebrities from film, music, sports, and television, the vast list of Punk’d victims includes Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, Katie Holmes, Zac Efron, Jewel, and John Cena.