[06/18/08 - 09:25 AM]
The N Shapes Up This Summer with the New One-Hour Teen Reality Series, the N's Student Body
The series premiere will simulcast on The N and Nick at Nite on Friday, July 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from The N]

The N Shapes Up This Summer With the New One-Hour Teen Reality Series, The N's Student Body

Series Premiere to Simulcast On The N and Nick at Nite Friday, July 11, at 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

Produced by Reveille and Hosted by Famed Athlete and Champion of Fitness Laila Ali; 12 High School Students Take On the Physical Challenge to Get Into Better Shape, Strengthen Their Lives and Compete For $25,000

NEW YORK, June 18 -- The N, the network totally for and about teens, and the award-winning production company Reveille (The Office, Ugly Betty, The Biggest Loser), are about to have a full-body overhaul this summer as the network presents The N's Student Body, Friday, July 11, at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with a simulcast premiere on Nick at Nite. The eight-episode, hour-long teen reality series will air regularly every Sunday night beginning July 13 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (ET) on The N.

The N's Student Body brings together 12 students from rival high schools in Decatur, IL, for a life-changing mission to get into shape. Getting fit isn't the only incentive. The winning school and the winning student that makes a change for the better, both physically and mentally, will take home $25,000 that will be used for new school facilities and programs. As these teens push themselves and one another toward the ultimate prize, they will face their fears, confront their families and find out if they have what it takes to transform their lives. The series is hosted by motivational author, famed athlete and champion of health and fitness, Laila Ali, and is executive produced by The N along with Reveille's Mark Koops, Dave Broome of 25/7 Productions and Ben Silverman, the founder of Reveille and now Co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"The N's Student Body is a reality TV series with a positive point-of-view, 'reality with morality' we like to say," said Sarah Tomassi Lindman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The N. "Our viewers will find themselves cheering on these remarkable teens as they strive to get into shape and change their lives."

"The students on this educational and entertaining show inspired us with what they accomplished," said Mark Koops, Managing Director, Co-Head of Domestic Television, Reveille. "We hope that they will empower other teenagers to make positive changes in their lives by making simple, easy choices."

Susan Schulz, Editor-in-Chief of CosmoGIRL! magazine and her team of top fashion stylists will guest star on two back-to-back episodes of The N's Student Body. The magazine will provide fashion tips and style advice as they help the teens update their current wardrobe to better fit their new healthier shapes. One winning team will win a shopping spree and receive personal one-on-one attention from the magazine's stylist as they select new back-to-school clothing to better represent their new fashion style and image. In celebration of all their hard work, the magazine will provide a selection of designer tuxedos and evening gowns for all the students to choose from as they get ready to party the night away for an upcoming school dance.

"At CosmoGIRL! we encourage girls to feel good about themselves inside and out," said Schulz. "A healthy diet and lifestyle gives them the confidence they need to pursue their dreams and get the most out of life."

The N's Student Body follows the network premiere of Queen Bees at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on The N. The hour-long ultimate mean girl makeover reality series takes an introspective look at seven self-centered, narcissistic girls who have been elected by family members, boyfriends and friends in the hopes that they will better themselves from the inside out. Each young woman will take a closer look at who they are and re-examine their not so nice ways. The girl that changes the most will win $25,000.

Laila Ali -- Host of The N's Student Body

A champion of health and fitness, she is the perfect role model for today's healthy, on-the-go woman. The youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson, and of the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, she is a strong, intelligent, woman, daughter and wife. Laila is the author of the acclaimed motivational book Reach!, which she wrote in an effort to help young women who may need to be inspired in life. She uses her own experiences and challenges as an example for her readers and fans.

Laila made her professional boxing debut on October 8, 1999, and in a sign of things to come, she knocked out her opponent, April Fowler, 31 seconds into the 1st round. She is the current undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world with a 24-0 record, with 21 knock-outs. In her last fight, on February 3, 2007, Laila knocked out her opponent, Gwendolyn O'Neal, in just 56 seconds. Laila and her husband are expecting their first child in early fall.

About Reveille

Reveille is a leading independent production and distribution company focused on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights in scripted and unscripted television and digital entertainment, and the world leader in creating integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers. Reveille's innovative scripted entertainment programming includes The Office (NBC), Ugly Betty (ABC) and The Tudors (Showtime). In addition, the company's roster of highly successful reality programming includes The Biggest Loser (NBC), American Gladiators (NBC), Nashville Star (NBC), 30 Days (FX), Parental Control (MTV) and Date My Mom (MTV). Reveille also produces a wide variety of programming for MSN and for cable outlets such as ESPN, VH1, The Sundance Channel, The N, History and TLC. Reveille's programs have garnered eight Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Writers Guild Awards, two Television Critics Awards as well as such distinguished honors as the Peabody Award, the NAACP Image Award and the GLAAD Media Award. Internationally, Reveille distributes its extensive library of high-quality programming, along with a broad array of programming acquired from independent producers and U.S. networks, to more than 150 countries through ShineReveille International. Reveille's offices are located in Los Angeles. Reveille is part of the Shine Group, one of the world's foremost multinational entertainment and drama companies. The Shine Group also includes UK independent producers Kudos, Princess, Firefly and Shine TV.

About The N

The N, the 24-hour TV network exclusively for and about teens, is currently available in 64 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite, as well on mobile, VOD and broadband. The N's distinct perspective connects its audience to the electricity and possibilities of teendom, anytime and anywhere, with original series and ever-popular favorites. The N's Emmy Award-winning website, The-N.com, paired with sister site Quizilla.com, makes The N the #1 online destination for teens. The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

  [june 2008]  


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