Following the viral Nick Cannon video, Kevin Hart announces the “Celebrity Prank Wars” series

The ‘Who’s Having My Baby’ sketch had some social media users and journalists confused when the duo teased it Tuesday as a potential new project coming to E!

On Wednesday, Kevin Hart revealed his newest endeavor, Celebrity Prank Wars, after making a joke about Nick Cannon and the various women who have given birth to his children in a viral video.

Hart and Cannon will expand their “friendly feud” to include some of their famous friends in the upcoming series, which premieres on April 6.

According to the network, each episode will feature celebrities “planning and perpetrating some of the wildest and most viral pranks on each other,” with co-hosts Cannon and Hart choosing the winner of each prank war. The level of sophistication of each practical joke is to be increased.

The show’s celebrity participants will include Anthony Anderson, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Lil Duval, Big E, Fantasia, Tiffany Haddish, Taraji P. Henson, Lil Jon, Kofi Kingston, Ludacris, Joel McHale, Killer Mike, Chance the Rapper, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, T.I. and Xavier Woods.

The project was first hinted at on Tuesday in a bizarre clip of a fake new game show on E! with Hart and Cannon. Hart acted as the host of the “mother of all game shows” in the video, Having My Baby With Nick Cannon, a dating game sketch in which Cannon was courted by different women hoping to be the mother of his next child.

“You’re going to get some contestants that want to have your baby,” Hart says to a cheering studio audience.

In a previous joke about Cannon’s relationships on an L.A. billboard, Hart, who has hosted Celebrity Game Face for E! since its debut in 2020, suggested viewers call Cannon for parenting advice.

Since 2011, Cannon, who promoted the sketch on his own social media, has given birth to 12 children with six different women. On his daytime program in the latter half of 2021, he detailed the experience of his 5-month-old son Zen’s mother Alyssa Scott passing away from brain cancer. He has also defended his multiple relationships, denying that they are subject to sexism and that the composition of his family can’t be healthy.

“I’ve seen where people believe a traditional household works, and [yet] there’s a lot of toxicity in that setting,” he said at the time. “It’s not about what society deems is right. It’s like, what makes it right for you? What brings your happiness? What allows you to have joy and how you define family? We all define family in so many different ways.”

When the clip first appeared online on Tuesday, it caused some confusion because media outlets like the Today show even claimed that it was a real show.

Hart, Cannon, Kevin Healey, Luke Kelly-Clyne, Mike Stein, Bryan Smiley, Thai Randolph, Jeff Clanagan, Michael Goldman, and Ben Sumpter serve as executive producers of Celebrity Prank Wars, which is produced by Hartbeat and NCredible.