digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Mobbed title card
Genre Reality television
Created by Howie Mandel
Darryl Trell
Howard Kitrosser
Presented by Howie Mandel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11
Executive producer(s) Howie Mandel
Chris Cowan
Jean-Michel Michenaud
Mike Marks
Darryl Trell
Howard Kitrosser
Kevin Healey
Michael Rotenberg
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Alevy Productions
Angel City Factory
Original channel Fox
Original release March 31, 2011 (2011-03-31) – January 10, 2013
External links
Official site

Mobbed is an American hidden camera reality television show based on the use of flash mobs as part of the spectacle for the delivery of an important personal message. The show, created by Howie Mandel, Darryl Trell, and Howard Kitrosser, aired on March 31, 2011 as a one-time special on Fox. It premiered as a series in November 2011. The show is hosted by Mandel and choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo.[1]


The premise of the show is to use hidden cameras and flash mobs as part of the delivery of an important personal message.[2] Participants are those who would like to reveal something significant to a friend or loved one. This friend or loved one goes through moments of confusion while people around them break out into synchronized dance in front of their eyes. By the end of an episode, they have learned a secret that could be anything from a marriage proposal, news of a pregnancy, the return of a lost family member, or a moment of reconciliation.


Mobbed first aired on Fox on March 31, 2011, as a one-time television special following American Idol. After attracting 10.8 million viewers, Fox decided to order another eight episodes.[3]

The second episode aired November 13, 2011, to less than half of its pilot's audience.[4] Four more episodes aired during 2012, two in January[5][6] and two in February.[7][8]

After various public announcements suggesting a return-to-air in July 2012,[9][10][11] on November 15, 2012, FOX announced that new episodes would be aired in January 2013.[12]

Episode guide[edit]

Episode Title U.S. viewers
Original U.S. airdate
1 "Pilot" 10.82[14] March 31, 2011 (2011-03-31)
Torrid model Nikki's dreams come true as her boyfriend Justin Davis proposes and they get married in the middle of a flash mob.[13]
2 "A Father's Apology" 4.65[4] November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)
A father (Ion) after leaving his wife (Cheryl) and daughter (Meagan) hopes to re-enter his daughter's life and apologize to his wife with the help of a flash mob.
3 "I Love You & We've Never Met" 3.06[5] January 4, 2012 (2012-01-04)
Steve Soboslai of Pittsburgh-based pop-punk band Punchline gets help to reveal his true feelings to his long-distance best friend of five years whom he's never met.
4 "My Secret Child" 3.42[6] January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11)
A woman reveals shocking secrets to her family, including news about her marriage and the fact that she has a 6-year-old son who has never met his grandmother.
5 "Brawling Brothers" 7.87[7] February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
Tim Jarzabek of the band "NO" attempts to reconcile a feud with his brother/band mate Nick Jarzabek with help from Everclear's Art Alexakis, the dance crew FORMALity, drummer DJ Ravi, and rapper Ace Hood.
6 "A Father Lost For 37 Years" 8.47[8] February 8, 2012 (2012-02-08)
A 37-year-old man, Art, asks the team to help him reunite with his father whom he has never met. Instead of mobbing the father, the team 'flips' the mob and surprises Art by having his father at the center of the mob toward the end of the performance.
7 "You Saved My Life" 3.18[15] January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02)
A 75 firefighter boss is still devastated after the death of one of his daughters, who died in a car accident. After years of having saved people, his own daughter is the one person who couldn't save. The idea was that he would meet some of the people who received his daughter's donated organs.
8 "Hot for Teacher" 2.75[15] January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02)
A meed female teacher wants to tell the PE teacher of the same school she works in that she likes him and she wants to go out with him.
9 "We're Having A Baby" 2.72[16] January 3, 2013 (2013-01-03)
10 "Marry Me Now or It's Over" 3.14[16] January 3, 2013 (2013-01-03)
11 "You're Fired" 3.28[17] January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10)
A boss plans a surprise for an employee for his hard work and strong character with the help of thousands.


  1. ^ "Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo - Loving the "MOBBED" Mentality". HollywoodOutbreak.com. March 31, 2011. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Rasmusson, Cameron (February 1, 2012). "Family feud lands on national TV show". Bonner County Daily Bee. Retrieved 2013-01-03. To get their family — and their career — back on track, Jarzabek is turning to some unconventional mediators in his quest for forgiveness. The surprise hit TV show "Mobbed," hosted by comedian Howie Mandel, specializes in sending an elaborate message with the help of hidden cameras and flash mobs. On the show’s fifth episode, airing tonight on Fox at 9 p.m., Jarzabek aims to craft an apology big enough to settle the feud with his brother. 
  3. ^ Ng, Philiana (April 1, 2011). "Fox Orders Howie Mandel's 'Mobbed' to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (2011-11-28). "Wednesday Final Ratings: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The X Factor’ Adjusted Up; ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Mobbed’ Adjusted Down". Zap2It.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  5. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (2012-01-05). "Wednesday Final Ratings: ‘Modern Family’ Adjusted Up; ‘Happy Endings’ Adjusted Down". Zap2It.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  6. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (2012-01-12). "Wednesday Final Ratings: ‘The Middle,’ ‘Whitney,’ ‘Harry’s Law’ Adjusted Down". Zap2It.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  7. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (2012-02-02). "Wednesday Final Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Adjusted Up; ‘Mobbed,’ ‘Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials’ Adjusted Down". Zap2It.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  8. ^ a b Seidman, Robert (February 9, 2012). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Suburgatory' Adjusted Up; 'Happy Endings,' 'CSI,' 'SVU,' Among Many Downward Adjustments". Zap2It.com. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Breaking News - Exclusive: FOX's "Hell's Kitchen," "MasterChef," "So You Think You Can Dance" to Take Two-Week Break Against NBC's Olympics Coverage". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  10. ^ "Breaking News - FOX Ships "Take Me Out" to Saturdays, "Mobbed" Originals to Take Over Thursdays". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  11. ^ "Breaking News - FOX to Keep "Take Me Out" on Thursdays, "Mobbed" on Saturdays". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  12. ^ "Exclusive: FOX Gives "Mobbed" Return Dates in January". TheFutonCritic.com. November 15, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ Kubicek, John (April 1, 2011). "'Mobbed' Review: 3 Reasons Why Howie Mandel is a Very Mean Man". BuddyTV.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  14. ^ Gorman, Bill (2011-04-01). "Thursday Final Ratings: ‘American Idol,’ ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Rules Of Engagement,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Adjusted Up". Zap2It.com. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  15. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (January 4, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Nashville' Adjusted Up". Zap2It.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (January 4, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Mobbed' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Two and a Half Men' Adjusted Down". Zap2It.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 11, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', '30 Rock' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Scandal'". Zap2It.com. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobbed — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
179228 videos foundNext > 


Mobbed Episode You Saved My Life

A small town Fire Chief is told he had been selected to participate on a TV documentary in Los Angeles about his volunteer fire department. Naturally, he was ...

Best Wedding Proposal Ever Full Version Mobbed at The Americana at Brand, Glendale

Best Wedding Proposal Ever !! - MOBBED at The Americana at Brand, Glendale, CA http://www.fox.com/mobbed/

Mobbed feuding brothers

Mobbed feuding brothers.

I Love You and We've Never Met Fox] Mobbed

Mobbed Anthony Henry, fired, Howie Mandel, Lady BlaBla kat

touched my heart! Such a sad story with an happy end! Let's make the world a little bit better. Cried my eyes out....Enjoy this fairytale.

Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas Are Mobbed in Paris

Which leads us to wonder if Joe tells his brother Nick all about banging Gigi. Click 'SHOW MORE' for related content.... Kendall vs. Gigi vs. BellaRank the Hotties ...

Embarrassing National TV rejection Of Proposal - Mobbed - Guy Rejects Girl

Woman's embarrassing rejection on TV.

Fanny Pak Fox's Mobbed Episode 3

Marriage Proposal & Wedding in an Enormous Dancing Mobbed

The best video of a surprised marriage proposal & wedding that Ive ever seen in Youtube. Indeed, this was carefully planned and great preparations were made ...

179228 videos foundNext > 

555422 news items


Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:46:56 -0700

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls paid a swift visit to corporate offices of beleaguered airliner Air France on Tuesday, a day after two of the company's executives were mobbed by protesters and had their shirts and suit jackets ripped from their bodies.


Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:47:34 -0700

Chargers rookie Josh Lambo got gang-tackled by a ton of grown men when he nailed a game-winner last weekend. Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports. FOX Sports. Share This Story. Tweet. Updated Oct 5, 2015 at 11:46p ET. Most NFL teams are in some state of ...

WA today

WA today
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:10:37 -0700

Half of Australia - including Bruce McAvaney - seemed to fall in love with Fremantle gun Nat Fyfe on Brownlow Medal night. And his Wheatbelt home town of Lake Grace certainly isn't short on adoration for the superstar it produced. Fyfe was mobbed by ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:44:53 -0700

Kate Winslet is busy promoting her new film Jobs in New York and on Sunday she and co-star Michael Fassbender were mobbed by fans as they left a Q&A event. The actress, 39, kept a tight hold of Fassbender's arm as fans and security personnel swarmed ...

BBC News

BBC News
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Jeremy Hunt mobbed by protesters at Conservative conference in Manchester. 8 hours ago. Jeremy Hunt has been surrounded by protesters on his walk to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. The health secretary was protected by a cordon of ...


Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:42:16 -0700

The little girl who squeezed through a police barricade to hand the Pope a message about U.S. immigration ... is getting the Kardashian treatment, now that she's back in L.A.. Sophie Cruz and her dad were swarmed by photogs at LAX, arriving from ...

Design & Trend

Design & Trend
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:03:45 -0700

While trying to walk towards the entrance, the actress and model was mobbed by protesters and blasted for supporting the club. "Shame on you," someone screamed from the crowd. "Why are you supporting them? I think that's why Chris Brown left her.".

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:03:49 -0700

But Paul Gascoigne, 48, looked happy and in good health as he headed to Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium on Saturday to watch the Barclays Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Watford. The one-time England team star was given a warm ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight