or


[09/22/09 - 01:22 PM]
MTV Serves Up Laughs with Two All New Comedies 'Popzilla' and 'Disaster Date' Premiering Monday September 28
The half-hour series will air back-to-back starting at 6:00/5:00c.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV Serves Up Laughs With Two All New Comedies 'Popzilla' and 'Disaster Date' Premiering Monday September 28

Hidden-Camera Comedy "Disaster Date" Airs at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT Followed by Animated Celebrity Spoof Show "Popzilla" at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 -- Monday evenings will get a double dose of laugh-out-loud comedy with two all new series beginning with "Disaster Date" which will premiere on September 28 at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT followed by the animated series "Popzilla" at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.

"Disaster Date" is a half-hour hidden-camera comedy series that will give folks who have been set up on horrific blind dates a chance to get revenge. The revenge-seekers will send their unsuspecting single friends on a blind date, but what their friends don't know is that they are really being set up with an over-the-top actor who will bring their dating nightmares to life. As the revenge-seeking friends watch the entire date from the control room, they direct the actors by feeding them personal information about the dater that is guaranteed to create a disaster. Each date lasts 60 minutes and for every minute the friend lasts, they earn one dollar. Some daters last the entire date, but others will flee screaming before the clock runs out. To preview clips of "Disaster Date" please visit http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/439057/whats-a-recession.jhtml#id=1621987.

The series features a cast of talented young improvisational actors that cycle through the series playing different characters no one would want to date, from "The Momma's Boy" to "The Aspiring Trophy Wife" to "The Hypochondriac Germaphobe." The series is executive produced by Sally Ann Salsano, Joel Zimmer and Pam LaLima. James Bianco is head if production, Brad Kreisberg serves as director and Amy Griggs is executive in charge of production. Heather Olander serves as executive in charge of production for MTV and Noah Beery serves as production executive for MTV.

"Popzilla" will keep the laughter going with this all new rapid-fire half-hour animated comedy sketch show that relentlessly skewers the excesses of pop culture. An alternative gossip celebrity news source, this series will capture parodies on breaking celebrity news as it happens, by taking on the gossip headlines of the day with quick sketches of entertainment news and celebrity drama. Targeting the rich, the famous and even the infamous with victims such as Heidi Klum, Robert Pattinson, Britney Spears and more, no one is safe from "Popzilla." Illustrated with a unique creative voice and style, the use of animation will offer a fresh new look to the world of entertainment news shows. To preview clips from "Popzilla," please visit: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/438219/rock-band-radiohead-edition.jhtml#id=1621706

Dave Thomas, R.J. Fried, Tim Hendrick, Jared Miller and Kevin Pedersen serve as executive producers for Animax. Series writers are RJ Fried, Sean Clements, Tim Hedrick, Lars Kenseth, Jared Miller Andrei Nechita, Kevin Pedersen and Rich Piepho. Tim Jones serves as production executive for Animax, and Brent Haynes is lead executive for MTV.

About MTV Networks:

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.





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
"It's hard to be shocked in my line of work, but I'm continually amazed at how revealing the contestants on the show have been," says Springer.

[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.

[09/16/14 - 01:20 PM]
Equestrian Coverage on NBCSN Highlighted by Central Park Grand Prix Live Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7 PM ET
The event features some of the world's top show jumpers including U.S. Champion Kent Farrington and Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut in a $200,000 FEI world ranking class.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:37 PM]
Mark Feuerstein Joins "Nurse Jackie"
He will play Barry Wolfe, a high-powered, cutthroat lawyer who will represent Jackie as she pieces her life back together following her arrest last season.

[09/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
"Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak" to Simulcast On Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health Thursday Sept. 18 at 10PM
The one-hour premiere special is a comprehensive look into the history, containment, and medical implications of this highly infectious disease.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 10:31 AM]
Famed Wire Walker Nik Wallenda to Attempt His Most Challenging Tightrope Walk Yet Over the Chicago Skyline Untethered
"Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda" will air live around the world in over 220 countries beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, Sunday, November 2 on the Discovery Channel.

[09/16/14 - 10:18 AM]
Spike TV Travels the Infamous Silk Road to Develop New Drama, "Deep Web," From Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman's Flying Studio Pictures
The project is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything - from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

[09/16/14 - 10:13 AM]
CMT Heads Back to the Bayou This Fall with the Return of "Swamp Pawn" and "Swamp Hunters" Beginning Saturday, October 11 at 9 PM, ET/PT
A special crossover episode of the two series will premiere Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/16/14 - 09:53 AM]
Video: Tuesday's Are Getting a Little Happier When MTV's New Series "Happyland" Premieres on September 30 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
The project is a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers.