[03/01/11 - 09:19 AM]
MTV Is Getting Bigger and More Ridiculous as Rob Dyrdek Returns to the Network With Two Series
"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" returns Monday, April 4 while "Ridiculousness" launches Thursday, June 9.

[via press release from MTV]


"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" Premieres on Monday, April 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

New Series "Ridiculousness" Launches Thursday, June 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

MTV's Favorite Duo Reunites in "Fantasy Factory" as Christopher "Big Black" Boykin Joins Rob for an Unconventional Season, Which Includes Special Guest-stars Justin Bieber and Iconic Band DEVO, Among Others

Santa Monica, CA (March 1, 2010) - MTV is bringing you a double dose of Rob Dyrdek, with the season four return of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" on Monday, April 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, and new series "Ridiculousness," premiering June 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. "Fantasy Factory" welcomes back Rob's longtime friend Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, and there is no telling how much trouble this duo will get into with their ludicrous behavior, eccentric adventures and crazy schemes. Rob will be bringing the best of the internet to MTV with his new series "Ridiculousness," in which Rob takes the funniest amateur internet videos and gives his unique perspective and spin, complete with a studio audience and appearances by friends Johnny Knoxville, Travis Pastrana, Ryan Dunn and Big Black. It's sure to be a ridiculous season!

"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" Season 4 Fans can expect the most outrageous and humorous stunts this season in the 25,000 square-foot warehouse turned funhouse known as the Fantasy Factory, when it returns with nine new episodes and a bonus clip special. The possibilities are endless inside the walls of Rob's continually evolving canvas. Some of this season's highlights include Rob getting up-close and personal with a tiger, Rob's cousin Drama becoming a "Man Dime" (AKA a perfect ten), Big Black designing a line of skinny jeans, and "Bieber Fever" taking over the Factory. Guest appearances include Justin Bieber, DEVO, Rob's Midwestern mom Patty�and you never know who else will be catapulting by the Factory.

The Fantasy seems endless for Rob Dyrdek and all of the employees at Dyrdek Enterprises in Downtown Los Angeles. Season 4 kicks off with the return of Rob's good friend and former bodyguard, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, co-star of the beloved MTV hit series, "Rob & Big." Big Black is welcomed warmly into the Fantasy Factory ensemble, moving into his own office in Corpo to run his business, BB Enterprises. Along for the adventure once again is Rob's cousin and bonafide mini-mogul, Chris "Drama" Pfaff, the king of the awkward jungle, Scott "Big Cat" Pfaff and the blonde and bubbly, "rapping receptionist," Chanel West Coast. This crew, along with all of the employees of Corpo, help to make Rob's insane ideas and ridiculous adventures more than just a reality, but a way of life. Season highlights include Rob and Big Black fronting a death metal band called "The Bleeding Frogs," the whole cast invading Mardi Gras to rebuild a skate plaza and ride a custom-made float, Rob helping to transform Drama from a "Peckface" into a "Man Dime," forming a dead serious dodgeball team named "The Dodging Devil Donkeys" and watching Rob get run down by a 400-pound Bengal tiger. Special appearances include Justin Bieber, DEVO, Braco the healing gazer, Fabio, legendary wrestling icon Rowdy "Roddy" Piper, and Rob's Midwestern mom, Patty Dyrdek. Just when you thought his life couldn't get any more obscure and insane, Rob pushes it all to the next level in this new chapter, solidifying it as the most exciting and hilarious season yet.

"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine , Shane Nickerson and co-executive produced by Sara Lager and Christian Duguay. Lauren Dolgen, Michelle Klepper and Kristina Edwards are the MTV executives in charge.

Season 3 of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" was up 13% versus the previous season due to increased female viewing and had the highest male skew of any MTV Ten Spot series in 2010. The season finale averaged a 1.09 with P12-34. Source: The Nielsen Company. Live+SD coverage rating.

"Ridiculousness" Hosted by Rob Dyrdek, "Ridiculousness" takes the funniest amateur internet videos and builds them into an episode of edgy, funny, and most importantly, timeless television. Driven by Dyrdek, the core content of "Ridiculousness" are the videos framed by Rob's unique style, pacing, and infectious energy. Rob breaks down the hottest clips, laughing along with co-hosts Sterling "Steelo" Brim and Chanel West Coast (Fantasy Factory's rapping receptionist). Shot on a studio set with an audience of fans and celebrity guests such as Johnny Knoxville ("Jackass," "Wildboyz"), Travis Pastrana ("Nitro Circus"), Ryan Dunn ("Jackass"), and Christopher "Big Black" Boykin ("Rob & Big"), "Ridiculousness" brings the best of the internet to MTV, taking the video clip show to the next level.

"Ridiculousness" is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine, Shane Nickerson and Christian Duguay. Lauren Dolgen, Michelle Klepper and Kristina Edwards are the MTV executives in charge.

Want more of Rob? Log onto MTV.com to catch up on the latest seasons of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" to view full episodes, read exclusive episode recaps and interviews, checkout cast bios and photo flipbooks. In addition, past seasons of "Fantasy Factory" seasons 1-3 are available on DVD for purchase via Shop.MTV.com , as well as on iTunes where you can find special behind-the scenes content.

"Ridiculousness" will also air internationally on MTV channels around the world starting August 2011.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. 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.

  [march 2011]  


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