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Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie as MTV Brings the Summer Sizzle from Australia with "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat" on Monday, May 29th at 10:00pm (ET/PT)

[via press release from MTV]

Throw Another Shrimp On The Barbie As MTV Brings The Summer Sizzle From Australia With "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat" On Monday, May 29th At 10:00pm (ET/PT)

Launch Casting Special �The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat� Premieres on Monday May, 22nd at 10:30PM (ET/PT)

MTV Overdrive�s �The After Show,� MTV�s original online series returns with revealing interviews with Fresh Meat cast members, exclusive outtakes and additional content premiering immediately after each new episode

New York, NY May 11, 2006 � MTV: Music Television announced today the new season of �The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat� on Monday, May 29th at 10:00PM (ET/PT). As the Challenge heads down under to sunny Australia, a dramatic new twist to the game finds 12 seasoned Real World and Road Rules alumni competing with 12 eager new players who�ve never been on any show before�the Fresh Meat. Paired up in teams (one Alumni with one Fresh Meat competitor), the duos must work together to survive against a house full of conniving personalities, a series of grueling challenges, and a mysterious elimination process called Exile if they want to make it to the end and claim the largest grand prize in the history of the show.

Pro BMX jumper TJ Lavin returns to host and lead the teams through very physically demanding challenges.

Additionally, it was announced today that the casting special �The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat� premieres on Monday, May 22nd at 10:30PM (ET/PT).

MTV Overdrive will feature exclusive extended casting profiles of your favorite alumni and get to know your �Fresh Meat� cast members immediately following the casting special on Monday, May 22nd. Get to know all 24 cast members, alumni and the new kids; and take a look back at the alumni to find out what they�re up to now. Also on MTV Overdrive get Fresh Meat sneak peeks of the premiere episode, plus the series trailer. Plus, �Fresh Meat: The After Show,� an after-party featuring interviews with Fresh Meat Cast members, returns for another fabulous season. After watching an episode of Fresh Meat, viewers can continue to feed their Challenge addiction with host Blair Herter, former Road Rules (The Quest) personality, as he gets his guests to spill the dirt without holding anything back.

Cast members include:

Alumni Girls: Tina (South Pacific); Tonya (RW: Chicago); Melinda (RW: Austin); Johanna (RW: Austin); Katie (RR: Quest); Coral (RW: New York 2).

Alumni Boys: Derrick (RR 13: Xtreme); Darrell (RR:11); Wes (RW: Austin); Danny (RW: Austin); Theo (RR: Maximum Velocity); Shane (RR: Campus Crawl).

Fresh Meat Girls: Casey (Age 18, from Austin, TX); Linette (Age 21, from Palmetto FL); Diem (Age 23 from West Hollywood, CA); Chanda (Age 23 from Huntington, NY); Evelyn (Age 18 from Harrison, NY); Aviv (Age 21 from Columbus, OH).

Fresh Meat Boys: Evan (Age 20 from Ithaca, NY); Ryan (Age 24 from NY), Eric (Age 23 from Nicholasville, KY); Kenny (Age 22 from Cedar Grove, NJ); Johnnie (Age 24 from Brooklyn, NY); Jesse (Age 19 from Albuquerque, NM).

�The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat� is Executive produced by Jonathan Murray and Joey Carson, Co-Executive Produced by Justin Booth and Scott Freeman. Jacquelyn French and Drew Tappon are Executives in Charge for MTV.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world�s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services � MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

  [may 2006]  


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