According to Oxygen's official press release, the new hidden camera series Celebrities Undercover "will feature two celebrities concealing their true identity with the use of prosthetic make-up to find out what unsuspecting fans and friends really think of them without the distraction of their famous personas." In the premiere episode, Wendy Williams goes undercover (see pics of her transforming above!) as a member of her own audience and Kim Kardashian disguises herself at a group job interview as a fan hoping to become her new assistant. See the full lineup of celebs in the press release below.
OXYGEN MEDIA TO PREMIERE “CELEBRITIES UNDERCOVER”
FEATURING EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND TALK SHOW HOST WENDY WILLIAMS AND REALITY STAR KIM KARDASHIAN ON TUESDAY, MARCH 18 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT
New Hidden Camera Series Lineup Also Includes Joey Fatone, T-Pain, Luann De Lesseps, and Anthony Anderson
NEW YORK – January 23, 2014 – Oxygen Media disguises famous faces in pop culture on the hilarious new hidden camera series “Celebrities Undercover” premiering Tuesday, March 18th at 10:30 PM ET/PT. From Executive Producer Wendy Williams, the half-hour series will feature two celebrities concealing their true identity with the use of prosthetic make-up to find out what unsuspecting fans and friends really think of them without the distraction of their famous personas. From TV to music, “Celebrities Undercover” will feature a wide range of celebrities like they’ve never been seen before including T-Pain, Fantasia, Joey Fatone, Lil’ Kim, Chili, Anthony Anderson, Jaleel White, Adrienne Bailon, Ice-T and Coco and “Real Housewives” franchise stars Luann De Lesseps and Kandi Burruss. Leading in to “Celebrities Undercover” is the previously announced series premiere of “Chasing Maria Menounos” at 10 PM ET/PT.
"I'm very excited to debut ‘Celebrities Undercover’ on Oxygen," said Wendy Williams, Executive Producer and Co-President of Wendy Williams Productions. "The celebrities featured in the series threw themselves into their undercover roles with passion and a ton of humor, giving viewers a new, highly entertaining spin on their public personas."
“'Celebrities Undercover’ is a comedic ride that will resonate with Oxygen’s modern young female audience," said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “Executive Producer Wendy Williams brings her signature spontaneity and energy to the series.”
In the series premiere, talk show host Wendy Williams goes undercover as a member of her own audience and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” reality star Kim Kardashian disguises herself at a group job interview as a fan hoping to become her new assistant.
“Celebrities Undercover” is produced by T Group Productions with Jenny Daly, Gunnar Wetterberg, Billy Rainey and Wendy Williams Productions’ Lisa Knapp, Jill Ramsey, Kevin Hunter and Wendy Williams-Hunter all serving as Executive Producers.
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Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." The growing cable network is the premier destination for unique and original unscripted programming including “The Face,” "Best Ink," “Preachers of L.A.,” “I’m Having Their Baby” and "Bad Girls Club." Oxygen is a social media trendsetter and leader in engaging modern young women– anywhere, anytime and on any device. Available in 80 million homes, Oxygen Media is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more information visit www.oxygen.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.