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http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/room_401/series.jhtml

Has anyone seen the commercial (it is on the link, too) for this show? I see some great ideas just from the commercial I caught. I can't wait to watch this tonight. I'm going to tivo it in case there is anything I want to review.
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Are you ready to be scared out of your mind?

Join us in a place where your senses may betray you; a place where reality is not exactly what it seems; a place where you'll question everything you've ever known to be true. Welcome to Room 401.

What happens inside appears to be very real to the people it's happening to, and the fear they feel is also very real. Now, the only question is: Are you ready to step into another dimension and face what's inside Room 401?

From executive producer Ashton Kutcher, Room 401 is a mind-blowing journey through the weird and shocking world of illusion. Unsuspecting victims are swept into the middle of a real-life horror movie that's playing out right in front of their eyes. From the dead rising from the grave to messy chainsaw mishaps to electrifying salon encounters, these onlookers won't believe what they're seeing. Or will they?

Each eerie episode of Room 401 contains four frightening situations that are sure to send some serious shivers down your spine: a man scratches himself until bugs burst from his skin; a toiling factory employee is accidentally cut in half by a clumsy co-worker; a passenger on a bus complains he's not feeling well, only to have his head fall off and roll down the aisle. How will onlookers, passersby and innocent bystanders react? How will you react?

Room 401 features some of the most talented, up-and-coming illusionists in the world -- they'll make you scream, squirm, jump and, yes, even laugh. And what you see is exactly what happened -- there are no digital effects employed or altered images shown. What happens inside Room 401 unfolds live and, while the term "reality" may be loosely defined, how the onlookers react is not fabricated. What's happening seems all too real in that particular moment.

In other words, we don't manipulate the film, we manipulate your mind. Think you can handle it?

It is often said that fear comes from facing the unknown. Are you ready to step into a dimension where everything is unknown? Are you ready to face your fears? Want to experience all the chills, thrills and chuckles that can come only from someone totally messing with your mind? If so, it's time to join us in Room 401. Be there, if you dare!
Looks good, although the concept looks familiar..kinda like a mix between "Totally Hidden Exteme Magic" (a short lived show where street magicians freaked people out with illusions like the "falling head into hands" trick and reaching through solid glass,etc on the trailer you linked to), and the show "Scare Tactics" where folks are "set-up" by thier friends and they stage various scares with actors to get a shock out of them. I loved both shows, so this one, with more/better effects should be quite good.
 

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MTV will probably ruin it but at 8:00 tonight on CBS they have their own show like this called just for laughs. I just wish scaretactics would come back
 

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Airs Next: ABC at Tuesday 8:00 PM (30 min.)
Status: New Series Premiered: July 17, 2007
Show Category: Reality
Based on the UK series of the same name, Just For Laughs will tickle everyone's funny bone with its hilarious practical jokes, hidden camera pranks, and other creative hijinks.
 

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Thanks IshWitch......I'll be watching! Better get the kiddies to bed early!!!
 

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Ok, I saw it, it was Ok. I liked the Peppers Ghost spirit out of the murder victom best. They don't tell the people who are fooled that it's fake, like we're used to seeing. They just leave the situation "dangle", and move on to the next gag. The effects are pulled off well, I think they need more setup though. I'd like to know who is setting up who like in scaretactics, but in this show they never say. It's very weird. I'd watch it again. It's like Scaretactics without the reveal.
 

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I though it was ok.......10 minutes of scaring and 20 minutes of COMMERCIALS *urrrrr* drives me nuts.
Or course, I'll tune in the see the next set of gags.......
 

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i watched just for laughs and missed 401. Just for laughs made fun of everything and every person it was pretty good.
 
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