[01/11/07 - 01:38 PM]
All Brand New Episodes of Crank Yankers and Celebrity Deathmatch to Premiere February 9th Beginning at 10 PM ET / Pt on MTV2
The formerly Comedy Central-based "Yankers" will air eight new episodes on MTV2 while "Deathmatch" will return for a sixth season.

[via press release from MTV]


New York, NY � January 11, 2007 � Beginning Friday, February 9th, MTV2 will premiere completely brand new episodes of Crank Yankers and Celebrity Deathmatch as part of the channel�s animation block, Sic� Emation, beginning at 10 PM and 10:30 PM ET / PT respectively. Set for eight episodes each, MTV2 revamps Crank Yankers, the hysterical, critically acclaimed puppet prank call series that originally premiered on Comedy Central in 2002, and Celebrity Deathmatch, the ultimate celebrity face-off featuring all brand new, epic and bloodier clay battles for its 6th glorious and gory season.

Crank Yankers � Premieres on MTV2 at 10 PM on February 9th

Crank Yankers is produced by Jackhole Industries (The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Andy Milonakis Show), the production entity comprised of Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison, and Adam Carolla. The new season brings back past show regulars including Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Jim Florentine, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Robert Smigel and Sarah Silverman. This new season also features guest celebrity voice appearances including Lil Jon, Good Charlotte, Andy Milonakis, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Chamillionaire, and Nick Cannon. The puppets are designed by Funny Garbage, and the new season features a new theme song by Rhymefest. Crank Yankers is executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison, and Adam Carolla. Tony DiSanto and George McTeague serve as the Production Executives on the show for MTV2.

Celebrity Deathmatch - Premieres on MTV2 at 10:30 PM on February 9th

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 has taken on a new life as MTV2 unleashes a whole new set of musicians, actors, sports figures and movie stars in no holds barred battles to the death. This season promises a slew of celebrity fight cards that will drive the paparazzi to drool with delight including matches featuring Owen Wilson vs. Vince Vaughn, Mischa Barton vs. Kristin Cavallari, Tobey Maguire vs. Jake Gyllenhaal, Hilary Duff vs. Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson vs. Nick Lachey, and more! The season also promises clay hip-hop battles between 50 Cent vs. The Game, Paul Wall vs. Mike Jones, Bow Wow vs. Lil Romeo, Lil Flip vs. Lil Wayne and many more surprises. Reserve your ringside seat as the heart pounding action begins� but remember, it�s only clay!

Now available in over 64 million homes, MTV2 is coming off 2006 with its highest rated year in network history among P12-34 and Males 12-24, posting four consecutive years of P12-34 growth. For the year, MTV2 possessed the highest concentration of young males (M12-24: 34%) in all of television (50+ million subs), reached new ratings milestones in channel history for each quarter during 2006 among P12-34.

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

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 which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services. The network also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

  [january 2007]  


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