Justin Bieber “Punk’d” Host — MTV Reviving “Punk’d” Brand With Justin Bieber As The New Ashton Kutcher

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MTV dusting off one of TV’s most tried and true franchises of the early 2000s for revival on the network — and they’re doing so with a little help from the most famous teenage boy in America: pop sensation Justin Bieber.

Time to start shopping for a trucker hat that won’t disturb Biebs’ signature coif!

Kutcher spent five seasons pranking some of the biggest names in Hollywood before hanging up his laughing pants as host of the hidden camera series in 2007.

In big news first revealed by Deadline.com Gossip Gal Nikki Finke early Tuesday, the “Baby” crooner has inked a deal to host the second coming of Punk’d, which is being produced for a return to MTV by the Kutcher-owned Katalyst Production Company.

According to spywitness-types, Bieber was landed the coup of a gig over summer with production expected to begin soon ahead of a 2011 premiere date.

If Twitter standing is any indication, Bieber and Kutcher could equal a powerhouse TV combination with over 11.3 million followers between the two of them. In addition to his day job as a pop swooning heartthrob, Bieber has enjoyed acting stints on the season premiere of CBS’ CSI and the sketch comedy classic Saturday Night Live.

Are you excited about the return of Punk’d? Does Justin Bieber have the goods to host his own series?

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