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Inneresting show concept!

Fox has just wrapped up filming a show pilot called Smile, You’re Under Arrest (working title), which the network describes as a 'reverse' Punk'd that targets criminals who have warrants out for their arrest.

“Instead of the worst day of your life and then a joke at the end, this is the reverse. This is the best day of your life, and then we arrest you,” explains Fox's President of Alternative Entertainment, Mike Darnell.

For example, in one scenario a subject is invited to a fake fashion shoot and is made to believe that he's about to become a supermodel but then ends with cops coming in for an arrest.

And in another, a criminal offered an auto racer opportunity ends when a police car comes up behind him on a race track to pull him over.

According to Darnell, all of the subjects are non-violent criminals.

He also adds that set-ups are a common way for officers to nab people out with warrants. However, most stings tend to be much smaller scale, such as tricking them into thinking they won tickets to a major sporting event.

The Fox suit went on to say, “If it were a regular person you’d feel bad for them, but they are all wanted by the law. It’s Cops as comedy and no one’s ever tried it before.”

If the show makes it on air, will you watch?

We'll give it a shot!

[Image via WENN.]

85 comments to “Punk'd For Criminals”



  1. 1

    I would..I saw soumthing like that on tru tv sumthing bout stupid ciminals and it was so funny..and I wanted to see more..Can't wait!!



  2. 2

    First comment ..YEA!!!!!!!



  3. 3

    Hmmm, POSSIBLY!



  4. 4

    yes anything for trash tv nowadays



  5. 5

    Re: SELENA4EVA – BEND OVER SO MONKEY CAN SPANK YOU FOR BEING FIRST AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT!
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    :mrgreen:



  6. 6

    sure.
    why not.



  7. 7

    that does sound pretty funny………criminals are stupid



  8. 8

    Gay.



  9. 9

    Hillarious… until someone gets shot for real? Que porqueria de show!!!!



  10. 10

    Re: SELENA4EVA – darling, it's spelled something.
    let me repeat, SOMETHING. not soumthing or sumthing. SOMETHING.



  11. 11

    Fishin' for Dipshit's will work as a title too.



  12. 12

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – wanna spank me? big daddy has been gone all week traveling……..i'm lonely!



  13. 13

    No.
    Big Love, yes.



  14. 14

    Re: Milky Milky – Don't be a spellin' Nazi, shit she was typin all fast and she didn't type 1st like most the short bussers on here!Don't be hatin'!



  15. 15

    AW POOR CRIMINALS THEY THINK THEY'RE GETTING OFF THE HOOK THEN THEY GET PUNK'D ON TV. AND NO I WOULD NOT WATCH.



  16. 16

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – LOVE YOUR LINGERIE!

  17. Rynne says – reply to this


    17

    No. Only someone cruel and perverse would watch even a criminal's public humiliation. We are all people. We all deserve to be treated with dignity.



  18. 18

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – I never brag when I'm first. I don't want anyone to be jealous.



  19. 19

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style!YOUR ICON IS DEAD SEXII WITH A DOUBLE I



  20. 20

    bored



  21. 21

    Re: Milky MilkyRe: Milky Milky – SURE…LET ME FIND MY PADDLE :wink:



  22. 22

    Re: harrybalsac – oh alriiight. only for you.

  23. Krish says – reply to this


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    this is fuckin amazing. with the shape our shitty economy is in, people in the entertainment industry wipe their ass with money -trying to distract from the hell our country is spinning into… will this have any help on our country's situation? $$$ going to all the wrong places…



  24. 24

    Re: Rynne – you are kidding, right? GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!



  25. 25

    later gaters….gotta tend to the young



  26. 26

    Re: MELiCiOUS! – I KNOW IT SISTER…I AM ONE HOT, SEXY MONKEY!
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    HOT MONKEY LOVE = MAD SKILLS!



  27. 27

    Re: Rynne – OH BOY…GO HUG A TREE AND FEEL BETTER!



  28. 28

    Re: Sweetpiece! – I'M NEVER FIRST! LOL I'M TOO SLOW



  29. 29

    Re: Rynne – you probably also believe that public stonings, electric chairs and firing squads are 'cruel' too, am i right?

  30. zim says – reply to this


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    Idiot American show. Macho macho so smart cops - so stupid funny criminals. Isn't ife so simple…



  31. 31

    Re: mamajud – BYE! SEE YOU LATER



  32. 32

    Re: mamajud – will you be back once the youngsters are deep in slumber?



  33. 33

    I don't know. It sounds really mean…



  34. 34

    While they're all laughing it up, someone else is getting raped and murdered. Way to spend the tax dollars.



  35. 35

    Alright bitches, TV time see ya tomorrow , kellioxox ,eat a dic dumfuk



  36. 36

    I'm game. I'm already laughin at the description.



  37. 37

    Re: Hot Monkey Love Obama Style! – LOL, hug a tree!



  38. 38

    boo



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  40. 40

    I hate these kind of shows. Just like "To catch a predator". Even though you know what these people have done is really, really wrong, I don't see the entertainment in watching other peoples public downfalls and humiliations. It is very sick entertainment and anyone sitting around staring at their TV's with dancing eyes and wide smiles while watching crap like this are sick people to.



  41. 41

    Shit like this is cruel - no one that's watching knows anything about these people and their circumstances, and if it's only petty crime (ie: selling weed, b&e, etc.) it's especially fucked up. Yeah, let's all sit around and laugh at people being humiliated because they think something is *finally* going their way - fuck that, I hope it bombs. But of course knowing how cruel people are, it will probably do really well, sadly. What a shit pile our world has become.



  42. 42

    Re: Genghis Khan – LIGHTEN UP!



  43. 43

    LoL that is so terrible but so funny! I will totally watch!



  44. 44

    i'd totally watch.



  45. 45

    How do they get around 'entrapment'??



  46. 46

    I would SO watch this. It would be hysterical!!



  47. 47

    *yawn*



  48. 48

    I think this is incredibly fucked up. Imagine if it was YOU and your only crime was shoplifting. I would barely be able to handle being arrested, and if this happened to me, I would probably be traumatized.



  49. 49

    Re: Milky Milky – Who gives a shit..U know what I mean



  50. 50

    This was done in the movie Sea of Love (Pacino/Barkin) in 1989.



  51. 51

    Thats a great Idea! They should also beat them!



  52. 52

    Re: CaelinBree – Entrapment is when the police cause somebody to commit a crime they wouldn't otherwise commit. These people have already committed a crime and have a warrant for their arrest.



  53. 53

    Thus sounds like on of those show where you will end up on it. Not fun.



  54. 54

    i hate to say this but…

    YES YES YES YES YES!



  55. 55

    “If it were a regular person you’d feel bad for them, but they are all wanted by the law.”

    Assholes! They *ARE* people. Would *YOU* want to be humiliated on TV? What fucking creep thought up this show?? I would not watchin this type of crap. I don't condone amusement at the expense of others. This is little different than the kind of ambushing shit that talk shows would pull on people. Remember how that Jenny Jones episode ended?? Real people have feelings, you know.



  56. 56

    Re: Xelia Kay – GOODNESS, LIKE I SAID TO ANOTHER DIPSHIT EARLIER…GO HUG A TREE AND FEEL BETTER!



  57. 57

    God No!!!! Lol the shit that passes as entertainment these days. It's not that I'm crying tears for the "poor humiliated" criminals, they've put themselves there. It's just that it sounds so stupid. A cop car pulling over a race car on a speedway????? Some idiot thinking he's gonna be a supermodel????? Staged and contrived quasi reality tv. Gee how original. And if you want comedy watch 2 and a half men. Now that shit is funny!!!



  58. 58

    Oops I should have said Corner Gas Being Canadian and all



  59. 59

    why are they giving criminals the best day of their lives? why don't they find a child who's parents can't afford to give them a great day?



  60. 60

    omg this actually sounds really funny haha!!



  61. 61

    WOW, this sort of reminds me of the "Running Man." Anyone know that book/movie? This show is WELL on it's way to eventually creating something awful like that. Why don't we all just eventually watch the criminals' executions? I wonder if we'll ever see the day…



  62. 62

    Re: Jackieee1762 – learn to read, please



  63. 63

    This idea isn't new.

    Back in the 80's the show "COPS" did the samething.

    They got criminals to come to them by setting up fake "free prizes".

    Sounds pretty cool to make it a whole show.



  64. 64

    that's pretty fucked up..



  65. 65

    No, I find this really offensive. The police should not be making light of arresting someone. Sorry! I'm really not into police wasting time with something like this, considering the state of our country at the moment.



  66. 66

    ALWAYS Las Vegas Metro in the pic's!



  67. 67

    something exactly like this has already been on TV in the UK. i remember one, a guy won a competition to meet some footballers and have a kick about, and they were all lookalikes but he thought they were the real thing, he was having a photo done with 'david beckham' and then got arrested. was the funniest thing, muaha.



  68. 68

    NO! I won't watch! Did I EVER watch Cops? NO! Will I EVER watch something as stupid as this? HELL NO! Fox needs to find new creative people in there to come up with better ideas. Hell…there are thousands of unemployed creative people looking for work as we speak. Any one of them could think up better ideas than this one.

  69. MLD says – reply to this


    69

    I'd rather have a root canal with no anaesthesia than watch this garbage



  70. 70

    bring it on.
    i love when people get their shit served up to them cold and watery.



  71. 71

    We had this show in Britain a while back, it was too funny.



  72. 72

    I LOVES ME SOME STUPID CRIMINALS!! IF I WERE ON THE LAMB NO WAY WOULD I ACCEPT A TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE OFFER….CAUSE I'M SUSPICIOUS BY NATURE.
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    SPEAKING OF CRIMINALS OJ GETS HIS SENTENCING TODAY. YOU CAN BET MARK GOLDMAN'S GONNA MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO BE IN THE COURTROOM!
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    OJ OJ OJ!!! WASN'T BEING CLEARED OF MURDER ENOUGH? YOU WERENT SATISFIED LIVING IN BRENTWOOD AND PLAYING GOLF EVERY DAY? YOU HAD TO DO SOME MORE THUG LIKE BEHAVIOR.
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    KINDA REMOVES ANY STRAINS OF DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT YOU DID COMMIT A DOUBLE MURDER.
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    KARMA IS REAL AND GUESS WHAT OJ?
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    KARMA IS HERE!! OH YES…..IT IS HERE!!!
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  73. 73

    stupid idea!



  74. 74

    Re: tateration – I agree with you. Except B&E is not a petty crime. There is no excuse for that shit. Breaking into someone's house is a SHITTY thing to do. Way to make them feel unsafe and violated in what should be their safe haven.

    Anyway, no way would I watch. That is just mean. I mean, I doubt they are setting up child rapists and other horrible people. I really don't need to see some shoplifter treated that way on TV for my bemusement. No thanks.

  75. Etch says – reply to this


    75

    Sounds hella entertaining….



  76. 76

    oh the Americans stealing yet another show from the Brits. A couple of years ago they were showing the exact same thing on SKY. When are the Americans going to come up with their own ideas???



  77. 77

    Not gonna watch, sounds mean.. even if they are criminals, they shouldn't be tricked.



  78. 78

    this actually sound like it would be entertaining to watch . . .



  79. 79

    It's only cool if the crime they committed was a big deal. Otherwise, if I accidentally miss my court date and they pulled that shit on me, it's fucked up. I think I already saw something like this though, where they brought him a new "TV" in a box and arrested him when he was standing there waiting for it. Nothing new.



  80. 80

    hell yeah… funny shitz, yo



  81. 81

    great
    entrap people who dont have any money - because of the ridiculous minimum wage and non existent health care in the home of the brave- with a little weed or rock
    and humiliate them on tv and jail them for 15-20
    while white collar crims get a few million dollars and write memoirs that make even more
    god obama has a huge job ahead



  82. 82

    Isn't that illegal? That just sounds really wrong and sick to me. If these people are nonviolent criminals they should be left alone. They should go after the violent criminals because they are the ones who should really be locked up. This pisses me off.



  83. 83

    So funny! Bet this shiz wins a reality Emmy. Comedians Diana Terranova n Tori Meyer rock. Tori Meyer on "Smile You're Under Arrest" is the new Chelsea Handler. Diana Terranova is the girl I'd kiss and like it ever since I saw her on Nip/Tuck!



  84. 84

    Re: SELENA4EVA – Me 2! Way better than Paris Hilton gettin like her 8th reality show! I love da chick comedians on "Smile You're Under Arrest", Diana Terranova and Tori Meyer. My bitchezzzzz



  85. 85

    HAHA!!! omg they MUST do this! it's genius. i can't wait!!!! i hope they make this show!!!!!! i would definitely watch