Episodes: 11 (hour)
TV show dates: March 31, 2011 — January 7, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Howie Mandel (host)
TV show description:
Hosted by Howie Mandel, this hidden-camera TV show puts a new spin on the “flash mob” concept. Mandel and hundreds of strangers help special guests plan extraordinary surprises for their friends, family members, loved ones, or co-workers.
The unknowing participants are shocked and stunned by surprise performances by sometimes hundreds of strangers that lead up to very personal reveals. Examples include a husband learning that his wife is pregnant, an applicant finding out that she got the job, and a marriage proposal.
Guests are shown prepping for the event — rehearsing their routines and refining their speeches — all while receiving guidance from 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.
Episode 11 — You’re Fired
Thousands of strangers help a boss plan an extraordinary surprise for an employee who’s demonstrated a formidable work ethic and affable attitude in just a few short months of working at the company. After learning that his employee had to drop out of school and was living out of his car, he decides to honor his hard work and strong character with a flash mob that will test his poise and integrity.
The unknowing participant is shocked and stunned by surprise performances that lead up to fantastic reveals. The guests are shown prepping for the event — rehearsing their routines and refining their speeches — all while receiving guidance from Mandel.
On the day of the big event, the detailed plan comes to fruition and suddenly explodes into a song-and-dance spectacle they are sure never to forget.
First aired: January 7, 2013.
What do you think? Do you like the Mobbed reality series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?