Digital network CBBC snags kids show

Reality prankster series 'Robostar' comes from Cineflix

The BBC digital network CBBC has acquired a new British kids game show from Cineflix Productions U.K. that sees kids order celebrities to play practical jokes on an unsuspecting public.

The reality prankster series, with a working title "Robostar," comes as Montreal-based Cineflix Productions continues to produce studio-based entertainment shows in Britain for possible sale as formats into the world market.

Cineflix's latest factual entertainment series would see 5- to 8-year-olds currently being cast in Britain control a celebrity for a day from a studio-based Robostar HQ, where they would direct the practical joking and game playing for prizes.

The CBBC kids game show is expected to be hosted by British radio and TV presenters JK & Joel, also known as Jason King and Joel Ross.

The duo already host another BBC kids game show, Hider in the House, where kids attempt to hide a celebrity in their house.

Executives at Cineflix Productions offered no comment on the CBBC game show ahead of an expected announcement at MIPCOM.