Todd Peterson
April 02, 2004 03:29 PM

Months after declaring that he was abandoning his popular MTV prank show “Punk’d,” actor Ashton Kutcher used April Fool’s day to reveal that he was bringing the show back to the music network for a third season, Reuters reports.

And he really means it. “This is not an April Fool’s joke,” an MTV spokeswoman told reporters.

The gag show Kutcher hosted became one of MTV’s most popular series, as he used his TV time to pull pranks on stars such as Beyonce, Katie Holmes, Tommy Lee and Halle Berry.

But after two highly successful seasons Kutcher walked away from the program, claiming that his busy schedule prevented him from continuing and that he wanted to leave audiences “wanting more.”

Regardless, MTV seems genuinely happy to have Kutcher back. “We are always happy to have a show back that does as well as his has,” a spokeswoman for the network said. A rep for Katalyst, Kutcher’s production company, declined to comment, reports Reuters.

Meanwhile, in the “Punk’d” host’s personal life, overseas newspapers were claiming that Kutcher, 26, and squeeze Demi Moore, 41, were pushing ahead with marriage plans — and that Moore’s ex-husband Bruce Willis would even be the couple’s best man.

Sounds like an episode of “Punk’d” to us.

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