LESSONS FOR THA HOOD...
MTV & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JAMIE FOXX INVITE VIEWERS TO SEE JUST WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A TRUE GENTLEMAN WHEN "FROM G'S TO GENTS" PREMIERES TUESDAY, JULY 15TH AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
"MTV's Top 10 Gentleman of The Year" Counts Down The Top 10 Real Life Celebrity G's to Gents Hosted By Fonzworth Bentley Saturday, June 28th at 2:00 P.M. ET/PT
Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications To Provide Unique Access to Premiere Episode One Week Early On July 8th
See All Episodes, Exclusive Footage & More On MTV.com Following On-Air Premiere
New York, NY (June 24, 2008) � MTV, executive producer Jamie Foxx and executive producer Cris Abrego head to the hood to find 14 young G's with gruff exteriors and unrelenting street swagger, and put them to the ultimate challenge of their lives � pull up their pants, check their egos and transform them into true gentlemen. Beginning Tuesday, July 15th at 10:00 pm ET/PT "From G's to Gents" will feature author, recording artist and arbiter of good taste Fonzworth Bentley serving as mentor, life coach and confidante to these young men who all believe they have what it takes to shed their bad boy images and make life altering changes. Fonzworth will also host "MTV's Top 10 Gentleman of The Year" which will list some of today's most popular celebs who've gone from rugged to refined on Saturday, June 28th at 2:00 PM (et/pt).
Hailing from New York, New Jersey, Detroit, California, Miami and Puerto Rico to name a few contestants on the series will participate in weekly challenges in everything from style, etiquette, chivalry, business and more. Throughout the season they will learn that with the right tools, every G has the ability to find respect, realize their self-worth and graduate from G to true gentleman. In the end, the G who fully absorbs these lessons walks away with added skills, panache and $100,000 to jump start a whole new life. Making cameo appearances in select challenges are music and business mogul Master P, food and wine expert Ted Allen, music producer Irv Gotti, designer Ozwald Boateng and platinum recording artists Danity Kane. Do these men possess the determination to make a positive change in their lives or will pressure prove too much for them? If you're looking for drama, grit, passion and heart, "From G's to Gent's" promises all of that and more.
Can't wait to meet the playas? Don't worry we got you. Customers of Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications will have unique access to the first episode beginning July 8th. In addition, all MTV On Demand providers will feature a rich offering of extras and bonus content from the series. And check out all episodes, exclusive footage & more on mtv.com following the weekly on-air premiere. Exclusive info including bios, photos, full episodes, Fonzworth Bentley's blog featuring weekly wrap ups as well as weekly "Where Are They Now" segments can be found at gtogent.mtv.com. For those on the go fans, full episodes will be available on MTV Mobile streaming video and Mobile TV. And users of the MTV Mobile WAP (mobile internet) site can check tune in times, episode guides, cast bios, take weekly polls, and even view and rate photo galleries from the show.
Jamie Foxx is executive producer. Cris Abrego is executive producer for Cris Abrego Productions. Also for Cris Abrego Productions, Ben Samek is executive producer, Lauren Stevens is co-executive producer and Nicole Elliot is director of current projects & development. Marcus King from FoxxKing Entertainment is executive producer. Maira Suro and Morgan Selzer are MTV Development Executives.
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 15 dynamic online communities and eight 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.
About Cris Abrego Productions, an Endemol Company:
With over 15 year's experience in television, Cris Abrego has proven a blockbuster combination of creative ideas and brave production techniques in reality TV. Cris Abrego is responsible for some of the most highly rated and notorious "celebreality" programs in the history of television including "The Surreal Life," "Flavor of Love," "My Fair Brady," "Gotti's Way" and "I Love New York."