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)











[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.

[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," A Unique Hybrid of Comedy, Confession and Life-Saving Information, Debuts Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
Taped at the Levity Live Comedy Club inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, the special showcases O'Donnell's skills as a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedian, while incorporating a vital message literally near and dear to her heart.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 08:16 AM]
Stephen Fry Joins BBC America This February as Host of Comedy Quiz Show "QI" and the BAFTA Film Awards
The newcomer will launch with three back-to-back episodes on Thursday, February 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/30/15 - 07:30 AM]
USA Network Takes Viewers Behind-the-Scenes of the Upcoming Event Series "Dig" in an Original Half-Hour "Making-of" Special on Monday, February 23
As previously announced, the series launches on Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 07:05 AM]
Aziz Ansari Returns to Netflix with Brand New Stand-Up Comedy Special
The special will launch on Friday, March 6 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

[01/30/15 - 06:01 AM]
Nominations Announced for 50th AMC Awards, Airs April 19 on CBS
The ACM Awards will be broadcast live, and as previously announced, extended by a half hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.