Howie Mandel “mobbing” Fox in March

Mandel's production shingle, Alevy Productions, is teaming up with Banijay-owned Angel City Factory for flash mob-oriented special Mobbed, debuting on Fox on March 31.
February 23, 2011

Howie Mandel is getting mobbed up for his next hidden camera TV show.

After Howie Do It for NBC, Mandel’s production shingle, Alevy Productions, is making Mobbed, a flash mob reality show for Fox, to air on March 31.

The one-hour special will feature people springing good news on friends and family via a flash mob, where a group of dancers surprises onlookers with a performance.

All the drama, hosted by comedian and Deal or No Deal host Mandel, will be captured via hidden cameras.

Banijay-owned Angel City Factory is coproducing Mobbed with Alevy Productions. The show is based on a format created by Mandel, and fellow exec producers Darryl Trell and Howard Kitrosser. Other EPs on the special include  Chris Cowan, Jean-Michel Michenaud, Mike Marks, Kevin Healey and Michael Rotenberg.

(From Playback Daily, with files from Barry Walsh)

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