Original creators and co-executive producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg are set to bring MTV's long-running, extremely popular prank series Punk'd back to the air after a four year hiatus. According to Deadline, music superstar and teen sensation Justin Bieber is poised to replace Ashton Kutcher has the host for this updated edition of the star-studded show.

While Ashton Kutcher is relinquishing his hosting duties to the younger, hotter It-kid of the moment, he will still have a heavy hand in the proceedings, contributing material both on and off-screen.

Justin Bieber is noted as the most popular artist/personality aimed at MTV's teen-based target market, and the talented singer has been branching out into acting with an appearance on CSI entitled "Shock Waves", and on Saturday Night Live. He will also be playing himself in the upcoming Untitled Justin Bieber 3D Project.

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New episodes of Punk'd are quietly gearing up for production, with little to no information being released in regards to their content to insure that the show stays fresh and undetectable to its prankees. The revived series will debut sometime next year.

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