or


[03/25/08 - 03:53 PM]
MTV's Creative Democracy Unveils New Experimental & Inventive Short Form Ideas That Play on Every Screen
These projects include the web-based comedy series "North Palm Wrestling" which will make its on-air debut March 25th at 11:30pm ET/PT.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S CREATIVE DEMOCRACY UNVEILS NEW EXPERIMENTAL & INVENTIVE SHORT FORM IDEAS THAT PLAY ON EVERY SCREEN

New York, NY � March 25, 2008 � It is creative democracy in action! MTV today introduced a new slate of short form projects that speak to the network's longstanding commitment to empowering creativity and incubating experimental, unique & compelling content on every platform and screen. These projects include the web-based comedy series "North Palm Wrestling" which will make its on-air debut March 25th at 11:30pm ET/PT on MTV. MTV also officially introduces mobile series "Anton & Crapbag," "Damien's Other Show" and "hoodFab."

"We live in a creative time when inspired people can realize their ideas and instantaneously share them with the world," said Brian Graden, President, Entertainment, MTV Networks Music Group. "MTV has a long history of incubating extraordinary finds, creating resonance on multiple platforms, and evolving projects into cultural phenomenon, and we look forward to doing the same with our latest creative partners."

Today's projects are just the latest in a long line of short form projects created by MTV. Recently MTV unveiled other short form series "Dances From Tha Hood" and "Sway's Hip Hop Owner's Manual." Similarly, MTV has a longstanding history of turning web-based content into cultural TV hits including "A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila," "Human Giant," "The Andy Milonakis Show," and "Scarred" among others.

Following are descriptions of the short form projects:

North Palm Wrestling - Consisting of high school friends Jason Selvig, Gregory Kohn, John Anderson, and Ben Buzard, North Palm Wresling is a silly, yet sardonic show that pokes fun at the world around us. It's fast and furious, with sketches that range from scathing political satire to complete and total absurdity. Designed as a short form internet show, NPW attempts to make 5-6 minute videos that tap into the viral video explosion on the web. Web series soft launched early Feb on www.northpalmwrestling.mtv.com and is set to premiere episodes 2&3 on MTV on March 25th at 11:30 after "Human Giant."

Damien's Other Show - Damien Fahey, longtime host of MTV's flagship program "TRL" (Total Request Live), is bringing himself to your cell phone with "Damien's Other Show" � a bi-weekly 2-5 minute quick fix of man-on-the-street comedy bits and sketches created by and starring Fahey. The thirteen-episode "season" is available now via MTV Mobile and will be available on mobile carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Alltel and Helio as well as on MTV.com.

Anton and Crapbag - A short-form made-for-mobile series that features two claymation character � Anton and Crapbag � who are obsessed with Jackass. In each episode they try different Jackass-esque stunts that inevitably end in disaster. From March through the end of May, MTV2 will premiere one episode weekly at 10:58pm ET/PT. Each episode is 2-4 minutes long. At the end of May, MTV2 will air a special 12th episode as a 30 minute compilation special (this will also air on MTV Tr3s). The compilation special will air simultaneously on the MTV live-streaming linear television channel on VCAST TV. "Anton and Crapbag" is from writer/producer/director Eric Fogel, the creator of popular MTV series "Celebrity Deathmatch."

hoodFAB � Mobile series premiering on MTV2 and MTV Jams was originally a short-form hip hop trivia game show for wireless. It's shot on the streets in a gritty down and dirty fashion. The host seeks out two contestants and tests their knowledge of hip hop with a series of questions. The game is about 3 minutes long and at the winner is deemed hood rich and given a hood rich prize. On Monday, March 17th at 6:00 PM ET/PT "hoodFAB" returned to MTV Jams as they hit the streets in Miami's South Beach, and Carol City with appearances from Birdman, Fat Joe, Flo-Rida, Pitbull, Dre of Cool and Dre, DJ Khaled, and Rick Ross. On MTV2, "hoodFAB" aired from March 17th � March 20th.

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries�giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space � delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





  [march 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ANDY MILONAKIS SHOW, THE (MTV2)
· CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH (MTV2)
· DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE, A (MTV)
· HUMAN GIANT (MTV)
· SCARRED (MTV)









[07/01/15 - 04:47 PM]
OWN's "The Haves and the Have Nots" Sets New Record as Most-Watched Season Premiere in Network History with 3.3 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 03:07 PM]
SundanceTV Unveils Premiere Dates for Emmy(R) Panels Featured in "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter"
Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ricky Gervais, Lena Dunham, Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen are among the featured auspices.

[07/01/15 - 01:51 PM]
"MythBusters" Returns This Summer with All-New Episodes Beginning Saturday, July 18th
The science bonanza starts when hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman attempt to blow a boat clean out of the water using 1,000 lbs of high explosives.

[07/01/15 - 01:44 PM]
FOX-Record 8.4 Million Watch USA Defeat Germany and Advance to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Final
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 12:45 PM]
"Suits" Continues to Set the Bar High as USA Network Renews the Hit Original Drama for a Sixth Season
"'Suits' has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA," said Chris McCumber.

[07/01/15 - 12:27 PM]
DIY Network's "Building Belushi" Premieres on July 11 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The six-episode series follows Jim and his team of experts as they build a riverfront retreat cabin outside of Medford in Southern Oregon.

[07/01/15 - 11:38 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "Prison Break: The Manhunt Ends" Airs This Friday at 9/8c
The epic chase for prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt is over, however many questions still remain in this investigation.

[07/01/15 - 11:04 AM]
Video: A Special Announcement from "Review's" Forrest MacNeil
The Andy Daly-led comedy kicks off its second season on Thursday, July 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/15 - 11:02 AM]
Teen Beach Craze Swells as 7.5 Million Viewers Tune in for the Premiere of "Teen Beach 2" on Disney Channel
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, June 26.

[07/01/15 - 10:35 AM]
A Panel of Celebrities Work Together "To Tell the Truth" on ABC's New Comedic Variety Show
The all new version will take the excitement to another level featuring fun characters from pop culture over the six-episode series.

[07/01/15 - 10:22 AM]
E! Picks Up Hit Series "Botched" for Season Three to Air in 2016
"Botched's" second season mid-season finale airs July 12 at 9:00/8:00c, and the series will return this fall with eight episodes that will conclude season two.

[07/01/15 - 10:16 AM]
Spike Presents an Inside Look at the Life and Career of the Unforgettable and Widely Celebrated Comedic Performer, Chris Farley
"I Am Chris Farley" features interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade and more!

[07/01/15 - 10:09 AM]
E! and Esquire Network Deliver Significant Ratings Growth in Second Quarter
E! and Esquire Network spin the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/01/15 - 09:52 AM]
"Zoo" Premieres as the Summer's Most-Watched New Scripted Series
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 09:23 AM]
Academy(R) Award Nominee and Emmy(R) Award Winner Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in "Roots"
Fishburne will play Haley, the author of the novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," an American family origin story based around the life of Kunta Kinte.