Series Debut of The Substitute premieres in October and based on the two specials that aired earlier this year with Jace Norman, from Henry Danger, and comedian Lilly Singh, it will be a huge hit. The Substitute, which is a hidden prank show filmed in schools, camps and other locations has a celebrity undercover as a substitute causing all sorts of fun chaos, with a feel good moment at the end as the organization gets a $25,000 donation.
We know that Nickelodeon will do a great job at bringing us fun guest stars for The Substitute as well as putting them in situations that make us all laugh. We loved the first two episodes of the show and they have held up great on multiple viewings, with a special kudos to the special effects artists that really transform these guest stars. Now we just have to wait and see who will guest star on the show, but we know we will be watching new The Substitute episodes in October and that makes us happy.
Nickelodeon has greenlit a new high-stakes competition series, Top Elf, and ordered a full series pickup of The Substitute, it was announced today by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.
Hidden camera prank show The Substitute has been picked up for a full 10-episode series order, following the strong performance of two specials which aired earlier this year. Production on The Substitute is underway, with the series premiere airing this October.
The Substitute features stars who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to go undercover as professionals in various fields, 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. The Substitute’s first special debuted in April with guest star Jace Norman (Henry Danger), and the second special premiered in May, guest starring multitalented comedian Lilly Singh.
The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Todd Hurvitz (Punk’d), serve as executive producers, with Hurvitz also serving as the showrunner. Jessica Brown, Nickelodeon’s executive in charge of production and Vice President of Current Series, also serves as an executive producer.
Production of The Substitute and Top Elf for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.