NICKELODEON’S “THE SUBSTITUTE” RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW SURPRISES FOR SEASON TWO OF THE HIT PRANK SERIES, PREMIERING HALLOWEEN, OCT. 31, AT 9 P.M. (ET/PT)
Mexican Social Media Sensation Juanpa Zurita to Host Second Season; Celebrities to Appear Include Ariel Martin, Chloe Kim, Chris Paul and More
Nickelodeon is preparing the ultimate Halloween surprise for kids with the season two premiere of its hit hidden-camera prank series, The Substitute. Joining the series as host is Mexican social media sensation Juanpa Zurita, who will help undercover celebrities pull off a day of ridiculous mayhem as the substitutes for unsuspecting kids. Season two premieres Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
In the season two premiere of The Substitute, actress, recording artist and author Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” (Zombies 2) goes undercover at a haunted house to pull off ghoulishly wacky pranks on kids visiting with the Q Youth Foundation. Using a full costume and prosthetics to hide her identity, Martin is transformed into three completely unrecognizable characters, pranking students as an apothecary shop owner who is often suspected of being a witch, a field trip volunteer and full-time ghost hunter who is desperate to finally prove their existence and a haunted house employee whose biggest adversary is a scarecrow.
The series features celebrities who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to go undercover as a substitute, surprising unsuspecting kids in schools, camps and other locations. During the reveal at the end of the day, each organization receives a $25,000 donation. Additional celebrities taking to the classroom to pull off their own ridiculous surprises in season two of The Substitute include Chloe Kim, Chris Paul, and others to be announced at a later date.
Zurita is a digital content creator, comedian, actor and social activist originally from Mexico. Since uploading his first video in 2013, he quickly made a name for himself and has accumulated a global following of over 72 million across his social media channels to-date. He uses his platform to connect with his audience and welcome them into his life, with an overall goal of providing a place for his followers to always feel like they belong and promote the idea that they should always believe in themselves, take risks and to work hard to achieve their dreams. Zurita’s work has led him to win and be nominated for many awards around the world, including being a finalist for “YouTuber of the Year” at the 10th Annual Shorty Awards.
The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman, and Todd Hurvitz (Punk’d) serve as executive producers, with Hurvitz also serving as the showrunner. Nickelodeon’s Vice Presidents of Unscripted Content Jessica Brown and Mandel Ilagan also serve as executive producers. Production of The Substitute for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.
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About The Substitute TV Show
From the producers of Undercover Boss, The Substitute is a hidden-camera, prank show featuring celebrities who are transformed by a team of special effects artists to go undercover as substitute teachers, surprising classes of unsuspecting students.
In The Substitute, Singh goes undercover at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Glendale, Calif., to prank students in subjects including Math, English and Natural History. Using a full costume and prosthetics to hide her identity, Singh is transformed into a completely unrecognizable substitute teacher who is ready to push her students to their limits with her bizarre behavior. During the reveal at the end of the show, a $25,000 donation is made to the school.
Singh is an actress, producer, best-selling author, entrepreneur and creator. She is the host of the upcoming NBC late-night talk show A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Singh is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and advocates for children's rights. Her YouTube channel "iiSuperwomanii" has a reach of over 14 million subscribers to-date.
The Substitute's debut episode debuted April 1 and guest-starred Jace Norman (Henry Danger) as an eccentric substitute teacher. The series premiere ranked as the top show with Kids 6-11 in its time period across all TV, and it scored year-over-year double and triple-digit increases with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, respectively.
The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media's The Intellectual Property Corporation, and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (Undercover Boss), with Mike Harney serving as showrunner. Production of The Substitute for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.
Nickelodeon is pulling the ultimate April Fools' Day prank when its brand-new unscripted series The Substitute premieres on Monday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT). From the producers of Undercover Boss comes a new hidden camera show featuring celebrities who are transformed by a team of special effects artists to go undercover as substitute teachers, surprising classes of unsuspecting students.
The premiere episode guest stars Jace Norman (Henry Danger) as he goes undercover at Luther Burbank Middle School to prank students in a variety of subjects ranging from gym to science. Using full prosthetics and a fool-proof costume, a team of special effects artists transform Norman into a completely unrecognizable substitute teacher who is ready to give his students an unforgettable surprise. During the reveal, a $25,000 donation is made to the school. Additional episodes featuring different celebrities going undercover will be announced at a later date.
The premiere of The Substitute takes place during Nickelodeon's April Fools' Day marathon, with encore airings at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Starting at 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT), fans will be able to relive some of their favorite episodes including SpongeBob SquarePants' "Fools in April," and The Loud House's "April Fools Rules," "Fool Me Twice" and "Fool's Paradise."
The premiere of The Substitute coincides with the 40th anniversary of Nickelodeon, which launched on April 1, 1979.
Norman currently stars in Nickelodeon's Henry Danger, the number-one live-action show on TV with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, and the network's longest-running live-action sitcom. Earlier this year he starred in his fifth role in a Nickelodeon TV movie, Bixler High Private Eye. He is also the co-founder of Creator Edge Media, an influencer marketing agency.
The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media's The Intellectual Property Corporation, and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (Undercover Boss), with Mike Harney serving as showrunner. Production of The Substitute for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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