SPIKE TV'S SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES "BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE" RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 11:00 PM, ET/PT
Denise Richards Joins Cast As The Contentious Ex-Wife Of "Coach Marty Daniels"
Bill Parcells, Boomer Esiason, Bill Romanowski, Brian Bosworth, Stacy Keibler,
Chuck Liddell, Craig Carton And Dan Patrick Guest Star This Season
New York, NY, September 14, 2010 -- Spike TV's hit original scripted sports/comedy series "Blue Mountain State" returns to the gridiron for a second season this fall starting Wednesday, October 20 (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT). "Blue Mountain State" chronicles the on and off-field antics of the fictional college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State.
Season two of "Blue Mountain State" finds Coach Marty Daniels (Former NFL-er Ed Marinaro) under pressure to deliver a winning season after an embarrassing showing last year that has put his legacy and job security in grave danger. Adding to the coach's troubles is the arrival of his contentious and meddling ex-wife Debra (Denise Richards).
The BMS Goats are led on the field by overzealous team captain Thad Castle (Alan Ritchson), who struggles with the decision to go pro after this season or return to BMS, and top recruit Radon Randell (new cast member Page Kennedy) whose talent is matched only by his outrageous behavior and huge ego. Off the field, the team is once again led by Alex Moran (Darin Brooks), the second string quarterback who is content riding the bench, and his best friend and team mascot Sammy Cacciatore (Romanski). Sammy's troubles also multiply this season when his wild, crazy and sexy party-girl sister Mary Jo (new cast member Frankie Shaw) transfers to BMS.
Season two of Spike's "Blue Mountain State" features numerous guest appearances including Bill Parcells, two-time Super Bowl Champion coach (NY Giants), four-time Pro Bowl QB and 1988 MVP Boomer Esiason (Cincinnati Bengals, NY Jets), four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski (Denver Broncos), two-time NCAA All-American Brian Bosworth (Seattle Seahawks), actress Stacy Keibler, UFC� legend Chuck Liddell and renowned sports announcers Dan Patrick and Craig Carton.
Spike.com will also get into all the football action with "Blue Mountain State." In addition to featuring weekly preview clips and highlight segments from each episode once the season starts, bms.spike.com currently features new exclusive season two content including behind-the-scenes footage of the cast, celebrity guests and directors, a girls of Blue Mountain State photo gallery and character biographies. Fans can "Join The Goathouse" to receive weekly emails and exclusive content about "Blue Mountain State" starting now and continuing throughout the season, and can also connect to the series via the official Blue Mountain State Facebook page and follow the all the action on Twitter @BlueMtState.
Additionally, "Blue Mountain State: Season One" will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 5 from Lionsgate. In addition to all Season One episodes, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc are loaded with uncut and exclusive extras including "Locker Room Rewind" video commentaries, the featurette "Making the Team: What it Takes to be a BMS Cheerleader," outtakes and deleted scenes.
"Blue Mountain State" is produced for Spike by Varsity Pictures' Brian Robbins ("Varsity Blues," "Smallville," "One Tree Hill") and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). Romanski, who also stars as Sammy, and Eric Falconer ("The Sarah Silverman Program," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia") also serve as executive producers and writers.
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