Genre Reality
Created by The Walt Disney Company
Presented by Mitchel Musso
Theme music composer Mitchel Musso
Opening theme "Look On Your Face", performed by Mitchel Musso
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Barry Poznick
John Stevens
Charles Steenveld
Rick de Oliveira
Production company(s) ZOO Productions
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney Channel
First shown in United States
Original release July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15) – November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)
Followed by Code 9
External links
Production website

PrankStars was a 2011 American 6-episode reality television series that aired monthly and employed the use of a hidden camera.[1] The series premiered on Disney Channel on July 15, 2011, and was hosted by Pair of Kings and Hannah Montana star, Mitchel Musso.[2] The television program portrayed scenarios in which children and teenagers met their favorite stars in "unpredictable and humorous" settings that had been engineered by their friends and family. The show was Disney Channel's first reality series since the Totally in Tune show.[3] In Canada, Family Channel aired two episodes of PrankStars on September 30, 2011, and a total of four episodes were originally supposed to broadcast before the series was withdrawn.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 and Latin America, they premiered in the US in 2016 on Disney XD.


Star Episode From show/movie
Selena Gomez 1Wizards of Waverly Place, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex
Mitchel MussoPair of Kings, Hannah Montana
Debby RyanJessie, The Suite Life on Deck, Radio Rebel
Adam Hicks 2Lemonade Mouth, Zeke and Luther, Pair of Kings
China Anne McClainA.N.T. Farm
Cody Simpson 3 Musician/band
ZendayaShake It Up, Frenemies, Zapped, K.C. Undercover
Leo Howard 4Kickin' It, Leo Little's Big Show
Tiffany ThorntonSo Random!, Sonny with a Chance
Raven-Symoné 5That's So Raven, The Cheetah Girls 2
Bella ThorneShake It Up, Frenemies
Allstar Weekend 6 Musician/band
Bridgit MendlerGood Luck Charlie, Lemonade Mouth, Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas


No. in
No. in
Episode title Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
11"Something To Chew On (Pilot)"July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15)1013.9[4]

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
22"Game Showed Up"August 12, 2011 (2011-08-12)1023.4[5]

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
33"Walk the Prank"September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)106[6]2.4[7]

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
44"Stick It To Me"October 16, 2011 (2011-10-16)104[8]3.3[9]

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
55"Adventures in Dogsitting"November 25, 2011 (2011-11-25)[10] (UK)
November 17, 2016 (US)
105[11]253,000 (UK Views)[12]

Raven-Symoné fan, Jade, meets her idol while looking after a dog. Summer attends a fake "flash mob" dance audition run by Bella Thorne.

Note: This episode premiered in the UK on November 25, 2011, and premiered in the US on November 17, 2016 on Disney XD.

Guest stars: Raven-Symoné and Bella Thorne.
66"Secret Agent"December 16, 2011 (2011-12-16)[13] (UK)
November 22, 2016 (US)

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 was also broadcast in Spain, Australia and Russia), and will premiere in the US on November 22, 2016[15] on Disney XD. This is the series finale.

Guest stars: Allstar Weekend and Bridgit Mendler


The series originally premiered on July 15, 2011 on Disney Channel and Family Channel. It premiered on October 28, 2011 and ended on December 16, 2011 on Disney Channel (UK and Ireland). It briefly aired on Disney XD in 2016.

See also


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  3. Martin, Lara (June 22, 2011). "Selena Gomez for Disney reality show 'PrankStars'". Digital Spy. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  4. Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" Hits a Series High for its 2nd Straight Original Airing By Robert Seidman – July 18, 2011, TV by the Numbers
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  9. "Ratings - Sunday's Cable Ratings: AMC's "Walking Dead" Eats Up Competition". October 16, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  10. "Prank Stars on Disney HD at 5:10pm November 25th, 2011". November 25, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  11. "PrankStars: PrankStars Episode Titles and Airdates". Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  12. "Weekly Top 10 Programmes". March 4, 2012. Archived from the original on January 13, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  13. "Prank Stars on Disney at 3:30pm December 16th, 2011". December 16, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
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  15. "Screener TV Listings: PrankStars". Gracenote. Retrieved 2016-11-19. Secret Agent - Tue 11/22
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