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Zig Zag, Yoshimoto prep prank show

Formats-logo-460_2UK independent producer Zig Zag Productions and Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo are coproducing PrankStars, a new prank-based gameshow.

Aki YorihiroThe pair said that discussions are underway with Heroes and Hawaii 5-0 star Masi Oka to host the show, in which teams of experts prank unsuspecting victims.

Zig Zag and Japanese entertainment company Yoshimoto first joined forces back in 2011, and the alliance has yielded Time Out for KTV and slow-motion show Split/Second for Nickelodeon.

“We are so pleased to again partner with Yoshimoto. This time we’re bringing the new exciting prank/ game show hybrid PrankStars to market with superstar host Masi Oka fronting the show” said Zig Zag CEO Danny Fenton.

“Yoshimoto’s strength is in our amazing writers who invent the craziest elements for our game and variety shows. We are excited to work with Zig Zag on PrankStars as it’s a series that has a built-in audience across the globe,” added Aki Yorihiro, CEO of Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, the US subsidiary of Yoshimoto.