MOBBED, a series of unscripted specials hosted by Howie Mandel ("America's Got Talent," "Deal or No Deal"), puts a hidden-camera spin on the "flash mob" craze.
In MOBBED, Mandel and thousands of strangers will help individuals across the country plan extraordinary surprises for friends, family members, loved ones and coworkers. These unknowing participants will be shocked and stunned by surprise performances that lead up to fantastic reveals that include a husband learning that his wife is pregnant, an applicant finding out that she got the job and a soldier returning home from war, among others.
Throughout each hour, the individuals will be shown prepping for the event - rehearsing their routines and refining their announcements - all while receiving guidance from host and executive producer Mandel. Then, on the day of the big event - with the hidden cameras rolling - the detailed plan comes to fruition and suddenly explodes into a song-and-dance spectacle they are sure never to forget. What begins as a few dancers evolves into a grand-scale performance that wraps up with a life-changing announcement for the participants like nothing ever seen on TV.
MOBBED is produced by Alevy Productions and Angel City Factory. Howie Mandel, Chris Cowan ("Trading Spouses"), Jean-Michel Michenaud ("Trading Spouses"), Mike Marks, Darryl Trell, Howard Kitrosser ("Howie Do It") and Michael Rotenberg ("King of the Hill," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") serve as executive producers. It is based on a format created by Mandel, Trell and Kitrosser. Shine International will distribute the MOBBED format and finished episodes internationally.