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Experience the Joy of Holiday GivinG... and SurprisinG... When TV Land Airs "Make My Day" Beginning Monday, December 21
Kenan Thompson hosts the weeklong stunt, which "takes a positive spin on pranking."

[via press release from TV Land]


TV Land PRIME Original Series Showcases Unbelievable and Hilarious Moments in Hidden Camera Comedy Series Giving Unsuspecting People The Gift Of Their Best Day Ever

New York, NY, December 14, 2009 � The holiday season has arrived, so in the spirit of giving, TV Land is airing the hilarious original comedic hidden camera series "Make My Day," beginning Monday, December 21st and wrapping up on Christmas morning, December 25th during "TV Land's 10th Annual Merrython." The 30-minute series takes a positive spin on pranking as hidden cameras capture the weird coincidences, extraordinary situations and surprise celebrity appearances that occur for deserving participants over the course of a seemingly "normal" day. Kenan Thompson ("Saturday Night Live," "Kenan and Kel," "Fat Albert") takes viewers through each outrageous episode of "Make My Day." The series is executive produced by Michael Davies and is produced for TV Land by Embassy Row ("Power of Ten" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"), David Granger and Will Macdonald of Monkey Kingdom and Sony Pictures Television (SPT). SPT is also the distributor of the series. "'Make My Day' captures the excitement, shock and sheer joy on people's faces as their greatest fantasies come true," states Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "It's always great to give back to people and witness their best day ever unfold."

The series guarantees that each worthy participant will experience his or her best day ever, from a wannabe rapper from New Jersey joining musician Lil Jon on a spontaneous live radio interview to a manager of a high-end pet store ending up on the set of a telenovela spoof with her favorite heartthrobs, "Desperate Housewives'" Jesse Metcalfe and "Dancing With The Stars'" Cristian de la Fuente, to a guitar shop owner finding himself in a bowling match partnered with "The Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore and meeting NFL wide receiver Amani Toomer. The unsuspecting stars of each episode of "Make My Day" are bound to run into their favorite actors, be given tickets to the event of their dreams or hang out with their most beloved professional athlete as each episode culminates in one of the best days of their lives.

"Make My Day" episodes will air as follows (all times ET/PT):

Monday, December 21, 10 P.M. � "Telenovela"

Staten Island's Anna Reyes organizes events for her church's youth group and is the vivacious manager of a trendy urban doggie boutique in New York City who is about to experience the best day of her life. Anna loves watching telenovelas and has always dreamed of starring in her very own � preferably with her favorite celebrity crushes. Today, she struggles to keep her composure when she meets Chilean actor and model heartthrob Cristian de la Fuente ("Dancing With The Stars") and "Desperate Housewives" hottie Jesse Metcalfe, and Reyes learns she will be co-starring with both of them in her very own telenovela. She tries desperately to keep her cool during the most insane day of her life!

Tuesday, December 22, 10 P.M. � "Bridal Beauty"

Portuguese born Cristina De Marco, a funny and upbeat bridal store manager who now lives on Long Island, has a passion to ensure her brides experience the most extraordinary day of their lives. She has no idea TV Land is about to repay the favor. Cristina loves watching cooking shows and she can't get enough of "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Her exciting day includes meeting Wayne Knight from "Seinfeld," sharing laughs with Susie Essman from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and showing off her vast knowledge of food and wine as a last-minute "expert" on a cooking show created just for her. Cristina can't help but be amazed and thoroughly confused at every turn!

Wednesday, December 23, 10:00 P.M. � "Fashionista"

Tracy Scott, a selfless single mom, splits her time between Delaware and New York City where she works three jobs to provide for her daughter. Tracy is a self-proclaimed fashionista who adores actress Vivica A. Fox and loves kicking back and watching talk shows. Tracy just can't contain herself when she takes part in a photo shoot with a sexy male model and meets Vivica A. Fox and her favorite talk show host Montel Williams. Tracy's ultimate dream comes true when they invite her to a fashion show where she walks the runway and steals the show! She doesn't know it yet, but TV Land intends to lend a hand.

Thursday, December 24, 10:00 P.M. � "Guitar Player"

From the moment energetic guitar store owner John Castellano walks out of his Staten Island home to the big payoff at the end of the day, he can't believe the amazing day he is having! A die-hard fan of the NY Giants, "The Sopranos" and Eric Clapton, he is also known in town for being a generous and kind-hearted guy who donates instruments to a local school and raising money for a nursing home. John experiences the most rock n' roll day of his life when he meets former NY Giant football player Amani Toomer, bowls a few frames with "The Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore and rocks out with a guitar in what he thinks is a national television commercial.

Friday, December 25, 10:00 A.M. � "Warehouse Rapper"

Tyrone Miller of Trenton, NJ is a fun-loving father, aspiring rapper and mentor to dads in his community and is in for a day he will never forget. He idolizes rapper Lil Jon and cracks up watching his favorite comedian, Earthquake, perform. With help from his icon Lil Jon, Tyrone will have the chance to make his lifelong dream come true, laying down his rhymes LIVE on the radio and hanging out with Earthquake on the set of a Lil Jon music video. His incredible, non-stop day keeps getting better and better as Tyrone is thrown for a loop one minute after another!

Friday, December 25, 10:30 A.M. � "Mr. Cupcake"

John Manganiotis, owner of cupcake superstore "Mr. Cupcakes" in Clifton, New Jersey, is a hard working baker and cupcake philanthropist to a local children's hospital, and has no idea his day is about to be made. John can't get enough of James Bond films, he's a huge fan of comedian Robert Schimmel and he grew up watching "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Throughout the day, John can't believe the uncanny luck he's having! His adventures include playing an unexpected round of golf with Robert Schimmel and actor Robert Vaughn of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and being treated to a first class, high stakes casino experience with James Bond villain Richard Kiel "Jaws." Watch as John tries to keep his composure during the wildest day of his life!

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