MTV HAND PICKS ROCK GROUP WAVVES AS GUEST COMPOSER FOR NEW SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES "I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK"
Post VMA Sneak Peek of "I Just Want My Pants Back" Pilot Episode Airs Sunday, August 28 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
and will Feature World Premiere of New Song "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl"
NEW YORK N.Y. (August 25, 2011) - MTV today announced fuzz rock band Wavves will serve as the guest composer for the first season of the network's new scripted comedy series, "I Just Want My Pants Back." In addition, music legend Nic Harcourt, Music Supervisor in Residence for MTV, serves as music supervisor for the show. The pilot episode, which is airing as a sneak peek following the "2011 MTV Video Music Awards," on August 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, will feature the exclusive world premiere of their new song "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl." The series will officially debut on MTV in January 2012.
As guest composer throughout the series, Wavves will have 20 original compositions as well as songs from their unreleased EP "Life Sux." Following the sneak peek on Sunday night, viewers can visit www.soundtrack.mtv.com for a free download of "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl" and a list of all Wavves songs featured in the show.
Wavves new EP, "Life Sux" will be released by Wavves' label Ghost Ramp on Tuesday, September 20th and features "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl," as well as collaborations with Best Coast and members of the band F*cked Up.
From acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith, "Swingers," "Go," "Bourne Identity") and based upon David J. Rosen's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, "I Just Want My Pants Back" follows a group of friends as they navigate the minefield of their post-collegiate years. The series will feature 12 half-hour episodes.
Struggling with sex, love, career and friendship as a young twenty-something living in Brooklyn, the series follows Jason Strider, played by Peter Vack. Jason puts hanging with his friends, going to bars and hooking up above his entry level job where he's the lowest rung at a casting agency, and dreams of being in music journalism... but has no idea how to get there. It's not until a one night stand steals his heart and his pants, that he begins a quest to get his beloved jeans back, and hopefully the girl, while also growing up along the way.
The series also stars Kim Shaw as Jason's best friend 'Tina;' Jordan Carlos as 'Eric' and Elisabeth Hower as 'Stacey,' college sweethearts making it go of it as couple as they forge into their adult years; Sunkrish Bala as 'Bobby' the owner of the local bodega and will guest star Chris Parnell as 'J.B.,' Jason's no-nonsense boss at the casting agency.
"I Just Want My Pants Back" is based on the book by David J. Rosen. The series is a co-production with MTV and Universal Cable Productions. The pilot was written by Rosen and directed by Doug Liman. Justin Levy, Clay Spencer and Polly Auritt are the executives in charge of production for MTV. Executive producers include Liman, David Bartis and Rosen. Gene Klein is co-executive producer.
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.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms, including USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA's "Covert Affairs," "Suits," "Royal Pains," "Psych," "In Plain Sight," "Fairly Legal" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," along with Syfy's "Warehouse 13," "Alphas" and "Eureka." The studio is also producing "Against the Wall" for Lifetime and "I Just Want My Pants Back" for MTV. UCP is a division of NBCUniversal.