PrankStars is a reality series that airs monthly and employs the use of a hidden camera. The series premiered on Disney Channel on July 15, 2011, and is hosted by Pair of Kings and Hannah Montana star, Mitchel Musso.
The television program portrays scenarios in which children and teenagers meet their favorite stars in "unpredictable and humorous" settings that have been engineered by their friends and family. The show is Disney Channel's first reality series since the Totally in Tune show. In Canada, Family Channel aired two episodes of PrankStars on September 30, 2011, and a total of four episodes were broadcast before the series was withdrawn. The fourth episode aired a day before Musso's mid-October 2011 arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated (and subsequent removal from the cast of Pair of Kings), and the remaining two episodes premiered solely in the United Kingdom, without being shown in the US. The series has been cancelled.
|Selena Gomez||1||Wizards of Waverly Place, Princess Protection Program|
|Mitchel Musso||Pair of Kings, Hannah Montana|
|Debby Ryan||Jessie, The Suite Life on Deck|
|Adam Hicks||2||Lemonade Mouth, Zeke & Luther, Pair of Kings|
|China Anne McClain||A.N.T. Farm|
|Zendaya||Shake It Up, Frenemies|
|Leo Howard||4||Kickin' It, Leo Little's Big Show|
|Tiffany Thornton||So Random!, Sonny with a Chance|
|Raven-Symoné||5||That's So Raven, The Cheetah Girls 2|
|Bella Thorne||Shake It Up, Frenemies|
|Bridgit Mendler||Good Luck Charlie, Lemonade Mouth|
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||N/A||July 15, 2011||N/A|
Season 1: 2011-2012
Season 1: 2011–12
|Episode title||Original air date||Prod.
|1||1||"Something To Chew On (Pilot)"||July 15, 2011||101||3.9|
In the opening episode, Gomez is disguised for the purpose of assisting a girl with a television commercial audition; Debby Ryan recruits a sales girl for a fashion show after falling ill in the clothes store that the girl is employed by; and Musso's real-life best friend does not show up at a restaurant, resulting in the enlistment of fifteen-year old Luke for a "best friend" interview. Guest stars: Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan
|2||2||"Game Showed Up"||August 12, 2011||102||3.4|
China Anne McClain competes against her biggest fan, fourteen year-old Sakoiya, for the chance to become a television game show host. However, the pressure is heightened when the game show's producer shows favoritism towards China Anne during the challenges. Meanwhile, when Adam Hicks loses his voice prior to an important radio interview, it is up to his unsuspecting "#1" fan, twelve year-old Zak, to act as Hicks during the live interview. Guest stars: China Anne McClain and Adam Hicks
|3||3||"Walk the Prank"||September 23, 2011||106||2.4|
Zendaya's family's new pirate-themed restaurant is short-staffed in the lead-up to an important restaurant review; Zendaya proceeds to enlist the help of an unsuspecting patron, eleven year-old Jordan, to substitute as a "swashbuckling" waitress. However, a problem ensues after Jordan inadvertently upsets the food critic. Meanwhile, Cody Simpson invites his biggest fan, fourteen year-old Emily, to join him on stage during a special acoustic concert; however, Emily is unaware that the performance is a live global broadcast. Guest stars: Zendaya and Cody Simpson
|4||4||"Stick It To Me"||October 16, 2011||104||3.3|
Due to difficulties with the composition of a song for a new video game device, Tiffany Thornton enlists the help of her "#1" fan, twelve year-old Darby, and they proceed to collaborate on the lyrics and use silly props to inspire the creative process. However, Darby's songwriting skills impress the producer and she is asked to write the entire song without Thornton. Meanwhile, Leo Howard's biggest fan, fourteen year-old Matt, is surprised to see Howard join him in a martial arts class that specializes in a fake form of karate, "Floating Swan". When Howard challenges the Sensei to a battle to decide which form is better—Floating Swan or "Kicking Panther"—Matt is recruited by Howard and receives a "crash course" in Kicking Panther prior to the battle. Guest stars: Tiffany Thornton and Leo Howard
|5||5||"Adventures in Dogsitting"||November 25, 2011 (UK)||105||253,000 (UK Views)|
Raven Symone fan, Jade, meets her idol while looking after a dog. Summer attends a fake "flash mob" dance audition run by Bella Thorne.
|6||6||"Secret Agent"||December 16, 2011 (UK)||103|
American pop band, Allstar Weekend, meet Stephanie, a fan of the band, while she is tending to the phones at a fake talent agency. Twins, Abigaille and Emily, meet their idol, Bridgit Mendler, at the staging of a fake environmental ad campaign.
Note: This episode premiered in the UK on December 16, 2011 as part of "Christmas Night of Premieres" (the episode has also been broadcast in Spain, Australia and Russia), but has not premiered in the US. Guest stars: Allstar Weekend and Bridgit Mendler
|Country / Region||Channel||Series premiere||Title in country|
|United States||Disney Channel||July 15, 2011||Prankstars|
|Latin America||Disney Channel (Latin America)||November 7, 2011|
| Canada||Family||2011 (Sneak Peek)
|United Kingdom||Disney Channel (UK & Ireland)||2011 (Sneak Peek)
|Australia||Disney Channel (Australia)||2011 (Sneak Peek)
|Russia||Disney Channel (Russia)||January 6, 2012||Приколисты|
|Spain||Disney Channel (Spain)||December 16, 2011||Prankstars|
|Turkey||Disney Channel (Turkey)||January 19, 2013||Prankstars|