[09/28/06 - 12:00 AM]
The Andy Milonakis Show Returns for Season 3 on MTV2 in 2007

[via press release from MTV2]

The Andy Milonakis Show Returns for Season 3 on MTV2 in 2007

Andy Goes Hollywood with 6 Brand New Episodes on MTV2

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 -- After coming off its highest rated third quarter in channel history among P12-34 and M12-24, MTV2 today announced the pickup of season 3 of The Andy Milonakis Show. The new season returns to MTV2 in 2007 for 6 new episodes and takes the bizarre antics and pranks of America's favorite internet sensation along with his new found fame and meager fortune from his apartment in New York's Lower East Side to the streets of Hollywood.

"The Andy Milonakis Show and MTV2 is a match made in heaven. Its subversive comedic tone and viral feel fits right into the MTV2 sensibility and its format is tailor made for multiplatform programming plays across our various screens," said Tony DiSanto, EVP Series Development and Animation MTV, Head of Programming, MTV2. "Our approach to the new season is to think beyond just linear TV episodes and look at the show from a multi-media content perspective. The hilarious pranks, sketches and celebrity cameos will be back but Andy has moved from NYC out to California to raise hell in a new neighborhood ... and word is he may even surprise everyone with a new shirt (we're still working on that)."

"We are very happy to be picked up for a third season on MTV2," said Jimmy Kimmel. "Andy has many more important things to say and do. For instance, he plans to put a hat on a gerbil."

The infamous Milonakis began his antics on the Internet where he developed a cult following, including the recognition of Kimmel, who in turn started featuring Milonakis on his ABC late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Between his internet notoriety and new found TV audience, this eventually catapulted Milonakis to land his own outlandish series, The Andy Milonakis Show, on MTV2 serving up a hardcore Milonakis-loving audience that continues to grow. Now, this off-the-wall comedy centered on young Andy, stuck at home in his apartment on New York's Lower East Side moves to Hollywood for all new weird and wacky adventures. Season 2 of The Andy Milonakis Show on MTV2 reached 21.2 million total viewers which includes premiere and repeat telecasts.

The Andy Milonakis Show is produced by Jackhole Industries (The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Crank Yankers, the production entity comprised of Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison, and Adam Carolla. The Andy Milonakis Show is executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison, and Adam Carolla. The show is also executive produced by Tony DiSanto and Tim Healy for MTV2.

In addition, The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete Second Season two-disc DVD sets from MTV Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, arrive in stores on October 10th for the suggested retail price of $26.99. The DVD includes all eight episodes featuring special guests Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Green, Paul Wall, Nick Cannon, Juelz Santana and the All American Rejects, and boasts un-aired skits, outtakes, an alternate show opening, and commentary by Andy, Larry, Ralphie, Billy, and Rivka on select episodes.

The highlights continue on MTV2, as the network celebrates its highest rated third quarter in channel history among P12-34 and M12-24, making it the 15th consecutive quarter where MTV2 has posted growth versus prior year among P12-34. In third quarter, the "Sucker Free Sunday" programming grew 26% among P12-34 and up 41% among M12-24 versus a year ago. Among the MTV2.com's top series in September were "Headbanger's Ball," "Final Fu" and "Elite 8." MTV2.com featured three Leaks in August and Rick Ross' Port of Miami was the top Leak with 154,000 stream requests. It was MTV2's most popular Leak for this year thus far.

Now reaching over 63 million homes, MTV2 reflects the way our audience consumes media. The look and feel of the network is fast-paced, multitasked, and predominantly inspired by the internet and the world of video games. MTV2 is the premier destination for our audience to find the hottest mix of music videos, long form music programs, exclusive access to their favorite bands, and ground breaking music before it hits mainstream while combining their other passions through a compelling line-up of creative lifestyle and cross platform programming.

For more information on MTV2, please visit http://www.mtv2.com.

About MTV Networks

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 130 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 150 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

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  [september 2006]  


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