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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]  


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