justin bieber punkd Justin Bieber, MTV reviving 'Punk'd'    for realAfter a three-year rest, “Punk’d” may be returning to MTV in the near future — with none other than Justin Bieber as its lead prankster.

The Bieb has been “all but officially tapped” to serve as host of the revival of the hidden-camera prank show, Vulture reports. Some details — not the least of which is fitting the show into Bieber’s schedule — have yet to be worked out, but if that happens, the show’s return is likely in the relatively near future.

]]>Ashton Kutcher, who created the show and hosted the first incarnation, will be an executive producer of the revival. In its first run, the show played pranks on the likes of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry and dozens of other celebs. It will be up to Bieber and Co. to find a new crop of gullible famous people. When MTV and Kutcher decided to end the show in 2007, the thinking was that the hidden-camera concept had kind of played itself out. We’ll see whether three years and change, plus Bieber, is enough to re-energize it. What do you think of Bieber fronting “Punk’d”? Who should be the first victim? Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images