or


[06/20/05 - 12:00 AM]
MTV2 Unleashes Greenlights for Three New Sic 'Em Friday Series Including Orlando Jones' "Chico & Guapo," "Stankervision," and Brand New Episodes of "Celebrity Deathmatch"

[via press release from MTV]

MTV2 Unleashes Greenlights For Three New Sic �Em Friday Series Including Orlando Jones� "Chico & Guapo," "Stankervision," And Brand New Episodes Of "Celebrity Deathmatch"

Plus, MTV2 Announces Pick-Ups Of Hit Series �Wildboyz,� �Team Sanchez,� �Damage Control� & More

New York, NY (June 20, 2005) � Continuing the commitment to provide a brilliantly weird and hilarious mix of programming in the Sic �Em Friday lineup, MTV2 today unleashed three new series, and the pickup of three returning programs for the popular Friday night block. Joining the line-up is a clever new animated series co-created by Orlando Jones, �Chico & Guapo�; an outrageous collection of pranks, stunts and cartoons known as �Stankervision�; plus, the return of the ultimate celebrity face-off, �Celebrity Deathmatch� with brand new episodes just for MTV2. The network also announced that it has picked up the antics of �Wildboyz,� �Team Sanchez,� and �Damage Control� for new seasons.

�We�ve broken all the rules at MTV2 by delivering unique, breakthrough programming that reflects the adventurous attitude of our audience,� said David Cohn, GM of MTV2. "Led by the efforts of Carol Eng, SVP of MTV2 Programming and Development, and her team, we'll continue to build upon the momentum of the Sic �Em Friday lineup with new, irreverent shows, along with returning faves, in the months to come.�

�MTV2 has created a distinct, subversive sensibility," stated Brian Graden, President of Programming, MTV Networks Music Group & LOGO. "By building upon its rich music positioning with a complementary programming block, the network is getting buzz and pulling in the audience in record numbers."

The first season of MTV2�s Sic �Em Fridays was wildly successful, especially among young males, reaching more than 15 million viewers during its eight week run. The block, which premiered in March, featured the series �Wildboyz,� �Team Sanchez,� �Wonder Showzen,� and �Damage Control.� Together, they posted a 111% ratings gain among males 18-24 as compared to the four weeks prior to the Sic �Em Friday launch. Additionally, the full season marked a 28% ratings increase among males 12-24 versus the same time last year.

Following are details on the recently greenlit series:

�The Chico & Guapo Show� � Premieres November 2005

8 Episodes

Set in a New York recording studio, �The Chico & Guapo Show� follows the comic misadventures of two hapless janitors striving to get ahead in the music business by any means necessary. The half-hour show is comprised of a series of animated vignettes intercut with the lead characters critiquing all things pop culture. The Chico and Guapo Show stars and was created by actor Orlando Jones, (Drumline, Liberty Heights, Evolution, The Replacements, Mad TV), PJ Pesce (writer/director of The Desperate Trail and The Hangman's Daughter), and Paul D'Acri (writer of The Orlando Jones Show and the Academy Award nominated short film Death In The Cathedral). �The Chico & Guapo Show� is executive produced by Tony Disanto and developed by John Priemer.

�Stankervision� � Premieres July 8, 2005

8 Episodes

There�s a new vision coming to MTV2 this summer: �Stankervision.� The extreme sketch comedy show that�s guaranteed to leave a funny taste in your mouth brings a potent combination of pranks, sketches, animation, claymation, man-on-the street and much more. Stankervision features Waco, Roger Black, Greg Epps, Zac Pope and Yucko the Clown of Howard Stern fame. This underground comedy troupe formerly known as �The Damn Show� from Athens, Georgia delivers a fresh blend of wildly irreverent, completely inappropriate comedy to the MTV2 audience. And they wouldn�t want it any other way! �Stankervision� is created by Roger Black and Waco O'Guin; executive produced by Liz Gateley, Tony DiSanto, Mark Efman and Mark Farrell; and Ethan Goldman is Production Executive.

�Celebrity Deathmatch� � Premieres November 2005

8 Episodes

The fight returns as the clay alter egos of the world�s most famous celebrities face off in �Celebrity Deathmatch.� First made popular on sister network MTV, the series will take on a new life as MTV2 unleashes a new set of musicians, actors and movie stars in no holds barred battles to the death. Reserve your ringside seat as the heart pounding action begins� but remember, it�s only clay! �Celebrity Deathmatch� was originally created by Eric Fogel. Production executives are Carol Eng and Justin Rosenblatt.

Following are details on the returning MTV2 series:

�Damage Control� � Premieres July 8, 2005

8 Episodes

What happens when one all-American teenager is left home alone for the weekend while hidden cameras follow every move? We find out when �Damage Control� finds a new home on MTV2. Faced with compromising situations thanks to the Damage Control team of actors, the parents watch from next door with host, and Simple Plan lead singer, Pierre Bouvier, trying to guess just what their son or daughter might do next. With cash at stake, how well do these parents know their kids� we find out on �Damage Control.� �Damage Control� is executive produced by Rico Martinez, Drew Pearce, Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto.

�Wildboyz� � Premieres September 2005

8 Episodes

MTV2 heads back into the wild with the outrageous adventures of Steve-O and Chris Pontius, otherwise known as the �Wildboyz.� Visiting destinations in far off lands, Chris and Steve-O invite viewers to join them as they attempt to embrace local customs, native inhabitants, and the indigenous animal species. MTV2�s �Wildboyz� is created by Jeff Tremaine, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Dimitry Elyashkevich and Sean Cliver. Jessica Samet, Justin Rosenblatt and Lauren Dolgen are production executives.

�Team Sanchez� � Premieres September 2005

8 Episodes

�Team Sanchez� documents the amazing story of three Welsh lads and one warped Londoner who came together through a mutual love of skateboarding. Now, their juvenile behavior and utter disregard for personal safety leads the boys to continually top themselves in an ongoing pursuit of twisted humor. �Team Sanchez� is produced and directed by Jake Cardew, Jim Hickey; and executive produced by Sean Murphy. Justin Rosenblatt and Maitee Cueva are production executives.

For more information, and to see clips of current MTV2 shows, visit www.MTV2.com.

MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, mtvU, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, Comedy Central, and Spike TV, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.





  [june 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ADVENTURES OF CHICO & GUAPO, THE (MTV2)
· CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH (MTV2)
· DAMAGE CONTROL (MTV2)
· STANKERVISION (MTV2)
· TEAM SANCHEZ (MTV2)
· WILDBOYZ (MTV2)
· WONDER SHOWZEN (MTV2)









[07/31/15 - 09:31 AM]
E!'s "I Am Cait" Ranks as Cable's Biggest Unscripted Launch of the Year and E!'s Most-Watched Series Debut in Over a Decade
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.

[07/31/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Dateline Mystery" Matches NBC's Best Rating in the Thursday 9-11 P.M. Slot Since May
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 30.

[07/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Keep CBS on Top
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/31/15 - 07:59 AM]
"Taco Trip" Season Two Premieres Tuesday, August 25th on Cooking Channel
In each episode, Aarón Sánchez jumps mouth-first into one city's local taco scene, meeting the chefs, families and locals who define the Latin-side of each region.

[07/31/15 - 07:13 AM]
"Better Call Saul": First-Look Photos
The series is currently shooting its second season in Albuquerque, NM and is set to debut early next year on AMC.

[07/31/15 - 07:00 AM]
Original Reporting Fuels Television Year-to-Date Audience Growth and Solid Key News Demo Performances for All CBS News Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/31/15 - 06:59 AM]
"SportsCenter" Anchors Neil Everett, Stan Verrett Reach New Agreements to Remain with ESPN
"The on-air chemistry Neil and Stan have can't be manufactured," said Rob King.

[07/31/15 - 06:02 AM]
AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos Renew "Humans" for Season Two
The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

[07/30/15 - 06:57 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Garners Over One Million Views on the WATCH Disney Channel App Ahead of Its Television Premiere Tomorrow
Disney Channel spins its digital numbers to date.

[07/30/15 - 04:15 PM]
FOX Drops "Knock Knock Live" in Favor of Comedy Repeats
Look for second runs of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "The Last Man on Earth" to fill the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c hour going forward.

[07/30/15 - 03:22 PM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" to Return for Fourth and Final Season in Jan. 2016, Exclusively on Cinemax
"The show's exceptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in 'Banshee's' final season," said Michael Lombardo.

[07/30/15 - 03:21 PM]
First Season of Emmy(R)-Nominated Cinemax Series "The Knick," Directed by Steven Soderbergh and Starring Clive Owen, To Have a Ten-Week Special Presentation on HBO Digital Platforms, Including HBO NOW, Starting Aug. 14
In addition, HBO2 will present a marathon of the entire ten-episode first season on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at noon (ET/PT).

[07/30/15 - 03:20 PM]
"Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo," The Comedy Star's First HBO Stand-Up Special, Debuts Oct. 17
Directed by Chris Rock and taped May 29 before a live audience at New York's iconic Apollo Theater, the one-hour special features Schumer talking about her life.

[07/30/15 - 03:19 PM]
HBO Drama Series "The Leftovers" Returns for Its Second Season Oct. 4
The 10-episode second season is currently in production in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas.

[07/30/15 - 03:18 PM]
Comedy Series "Doll & Em," Starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, Returns for Its Second Season Sept. 13 on HBO
Guest stars this season include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov.