What better way to celebrate a holiday eve than with a special about people celebrating major life moments with the help of flash mob performances?
 
That's the way FOX is thinking, scheduling Howie Mandel's "Mobbed" for Wednesday (November 23) night, airing after a double-elimination episode of "The X Factor."
 
"Mobbed" has a solid history following FOX musical talent shows, premiering as a one-off last March after an "American Idol" hour. That special retained the "Idol" audience so solidly that FOX ordered more "Mobbed" just days later.
 
In September, I sat down with Mandel, "Mobbed" host and executive producer, to talk about the flash mob phenomenon, what sort of announcements work best in this format and whether or not the famously germ-averse star has any favorite styles of fist-bump.
 
Check out the interview.