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[08/07/08 - 03:20 PM]
Warning! Contents May Be Too Hot to Handle! "Making the Band 4" Is Back and on Fire! Season Premiere Tuesday, August 19th at 9pm ET/PT
Plus: fans can get ready for the new season with "Making The Band's Greatest Hits" on Tuesday, August 12th at 9pm ET/PT.

[via press release from MTV]

WARNING! CONTENTS MAY BE TOO HOT TO HANDLE! "MAKING THE BAND 4" IS BACK AND ON FIRE! SEASON PREMIERE TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH AT 9PM ET/PT

"Making The Band's Greatest Hits" Hosted by Aubrey from Danity Kane, Donnie Klang and Robert from Day26 on Tuesday, August 12th at 9pm ET/PT

New York, New York �August 07, 2008 � Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the greatest show on earth. Forget about "bitch a$$ness!" Diddy returns to MTV with his three musical sensations Danity Kane, Donnie Klang and Day26 armed and ready for another exciting new season of MTV's "Making The Band 4" premiering on its brand new night and time on Tuesday, August 19th at 9pm ET/PT. Fans can get ready for the season on Tuesday, August 12th at 9pm ET/PT with "Making The Band's Greatest Hits" hosted by Aubrey from Danity Kane, solo artist Donnie Klang and Robert from Day26. During this special they will take viewers through some of the greatest moments from past seasons of "Making the Band" including a sneak peek at some of the excitement and drama that's ahead in the new season.

Coming off of one of the series' highest rated seasons, which reached over 55.1 million viewers, this brand new season continues to chronicle the journey of platinum artists Danity Kane, solo artist Donnie Klang and rising stars Day26. The MTV cameras were right there to capture Que, Robert, Brian, Mike and Willie from Day26 and solo artist Donnie Klang as they set off on their first promo tour this summer with label mates Dawn, Aubrey, Shannon, Aundrea and D. Woods from Danity Kane. Fans will continue to see the relationships with the guys and girls develop while on the road and watch them work and live together and ultimately compete for the top spot in the music business. Of course Diddy will be there to further challenge, guide and teach them everything they need to know to be successful artists. This new season will be loaded with many surprises, amazing new music and much more of what "Making The Band" fans enjoy�intensity and lots of drama!

Full episodes of "Making The Band 4" will be available on MTV.com's premium player the day after premiere and on MTV Mobile through all of its wireless carrier distribution partners. MTV.com will be the exclusive go to place for fans to view rehearsal and backstage footage of Danity Kane, Day26 and Donnie Klang from their recent "Making The Band" concert tour. Fans can get more connected with the cast at http://www.makingtheband.mtv.com with exclusive trailers, concert photos and cast bios. They can go to MTV Mobile's WAP site at M.MTV.com to get photos, ringtones, weekly polls, cast bios, episode guides and detailed information on show airings. Viewers can also get personal with the cast through "Making The Band" embedded widgets where they will be able to countdown to the newest episodes, view the latest photos and videos and access cast blogs.

Since their very early start on the series, Danity Kane's success has only grown as their sophomore album Welcome To The Dollhouse debuted at #1 on SoundScan/Billboard 200 album chart and is now certified gold. This marks the group's second consecutive #1 chart entry � following their 2006 self-titled debut � which gives them the distinction of being the first female group in Billboard chart history to have both their debut and sophomore albums enter the main album chart at #1. And their platinum selling first single "Damaged" continuing to be one of this year's summer anthems, Danity Kane has proven that they have what it takes to stay on top. Label mates Day26 also proved that they deserve to be in the game with the success of their self-titled first album which also debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in its first week. Solo artist Donnie Klang is poised for success with his eagerly anticipated first album Just A Rolling Stone set to be released on September 2nd.

Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ted Iredell and Perry Dance serve as executive producers. Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing �The Making The Band' franchise. Francesca Spero is Producer for Bad Boy Entertainment.

SEAN COMBS, the CEO and founder of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group is a multifaceted entertainment powerhouse. Sean "Diddy" Combs was recently declared "One of the Most Influential Businessmen in the World" by Time Magazine and CNN. Combs, 38 oversees one of the world's preeminent urban entertainment companies, encompassing a broad range of businesses including recording, music publishing, artist management, television and film production, recording facility, apparel and restaurants.

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.





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