[05/27/09 - 03:57 PM]
MTV Is the Place to Be on Sunday, May 31st
The one-hour "The Hills" season finale kicks off the night at 8:00/7:00c, leading into "2009 MTV Movie Awards" at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from MTV]



MTV News Correspondents Tim Kash & Sway Will Be Joined By The Hills Stars Lo Bosworth, Stephanie Pratt & Frankie Delgado To Deliver All The Backstage & Red Carpet Action

Santa Monica, CA (May 27, 2009) �The Hills collide with Hollywood�s biggest names as MTV brings viewers a star-studded night to remember on Sunday, May 31st with "The Hills" finale and the "2009 MTV Movie Awards." To get fans ready, MTV News will be broadcasting from behind-the-scenes all weekend long with backstage gossip and celebrity interviews. Alongside MTV News correspondents Tim Kash and Sway, "The Hills" regulars Lo Bosworth, Stephanie Pratt and Frankie Delgado will be guest correspondents reporting on all the latest news at Universal City and around LA leading up to Sunday�s big night. Viewers can follow all the action at www.mtvnews.com.

To kick-off the night, Sway will be joined by Dan and Jessi, hosts of "The Hills" Aftershow, to prep fans for both the highly anticipated finale and the big show starting at 7pm ET/PT. Viewers can catch up on all the drama as we re-air the latest episode and get the inside scoop from the biggest stars and their favorite cast members including Lauren Conrad as they walk down the red carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre.

At 8pm ET/PT, "The Hills" finale has finally arrived! In Lauren's final episode, she must decide whether she's willing to forgive Spencer in order to be there for Heidi on the day of her "princess" wedding. When the entire cast shows up, the drama in the pews is greater than the drama at the altar, until everyone is surprised by a guest no one saw coming. For a sneak peek visit: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/394519/next-on.jhtml.

Immediately following, the star-studded night continues as the "2009 MTV Movie Awards" will be broadcast LIVE at 9p.m./8p.m.C. As previously announced, movie megastars Shia LaBeouf, Sandra Bullock, Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Thomas Lennon, Danny McBride, Sofia Vassilieva, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudgens, Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill and Lil Wayne are confirmed to present popcorn statues. In addition, Eminem will take to the stage to perform music from his anticipated new album Relapse and Kings Of Leon will perform LIVE on MTV for the first time ever, treating viewers to their rock anthem "Use Somebody" from their hit album Only By The Night. Viewers will also be treated to exclusive first looks at the highly anticipated 2009 movie releases The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen during the show.

Mark Burnett serves as Executive Producer for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Audrey Morrissey is Co-Executive Producer. Lee Rolontz is Executive Producer for MTV, Garrett English is Executive in charge for MTV and Jane Mun serves as Producer. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive, Amy Doyle and Joanna Bomberg are Music Talent Executives for MTV.

Official sponsors of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards include Coca-Cola�, Kia Motors, Nikon, Orbit� gum, Taco Bell�, T-Mobile USA, and Venus. Orbit is a registered trademark of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.

About MTV:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 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 is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 8.5 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2009 -- up +6% from Q4/2008 and up +6% year-over-year. Total video streams for the first quarter of 2009 increased 21% over the same time period last year. 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 Mark Burnett Productions:

Mark Burnett is a leading executive producer for primetime television, cable and the internet, and has produced over 1,100 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries around the world. Mark Burnett (President of Mark Burnett Productions) has revolutionized television with continuing hits such as Survivor (CBS), The Apprentice (NBC), Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX), which is currently being produced in 52 countries, and the daytime syndicated hit Martha. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, MBP entered the world of award shows, when Mark Burnett served as executive producer for the MTV Movie Awards. Since 2001, MBP has garnered a total of 51 Emmy nominations with Mark receiving 2 wins, along with 4 People�s Choice Awards. Mark Burnett has been named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and named TV Guide�s most valuable player. He has won both BRANDWEEK�S Marketer of the Year Award and the prestigious ROSE D�OR FRAPA Format Award. In 2007, Mark Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. In 2008, Mark was honored with the announcement that he is to receive a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. In 2009, MBP has garnered new series, including Shark Tank (ABC), StarMaker (MTV), Bully Beatdown (MTV), How�d You Get So Rich (TV Land), Expedition (History), Wedding Day (TNT), Toughest Cowboy (Spike) as well as new pilots for FOX and CBS.

  [may 2009]  


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