A hidden camera, a sense of humor and the help of Hollywood’s top special effects artists are all kids and their families need to pull the ultimate good-natured prank on their unsuspecting mom or dad in “Code: 9,” a new hidden camera reality series that’s comedy for the whole family, premiering Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel.
Hosted by Wes Dening (“The Stafford Brothers”), the unscripted comedy series pairs kids with a parent to help create, plan and cast the entire prank. In every episode, one family member goes deep undercover with special prosthetic make-up and costumes and goes face-to-face with their unsuspecting parent as one of the actors who helps pull off the big surprise. The signal “code 9”, indicates the start of the prank when the target is walking in and everyone needs to be in their places and ready.
In the premiere episode, the Tribble family wants to prank dad who they think loves golf and his clubs a little too much. With the help of “Code: 9” host, Wes, and a Hollywood special effects and design team, mom and the kids plan it out then sit back and watch as dad takes the heat for a golf cart mishap that involves his clubs.
“Code: 9” is executive-produced by Mark Herwick (“Launch My Line,” “Kitchen Nightmares”), Douglas Ross (“Big Brother”), Gregory Stewart, Kathleen French and Alex Baskin and was created and directed by Herwick. The reality series is a production of Evolution Media (“The Real Housewives of Orange County”). It carries a TV-G parental guideline.