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[04/09/12 - 12:25 PM]
Monday Night Mayhem Begins April 30 on MTV With the Return of "Ridiculousness," and the Premiere of New Hidden Camera Show "Money From Strangers"
Hosted by comedian Jeff Dye, "Money From Strangers" is a new take on the hidden camera show.

[via press release from MTV]

MONDAY NIGHT MAYHEM BEGINS APRIL 30 ON MTV WITH THE RETURN OF "RIDICULOUSNESS," AND THE PREMIERE OF NEW HIDDEN CAMERA SHOW "MONEY FROM STRANGERS"

Rob Dyrdek Kicks Off the Night with New Season of "Ridiculousness" Featuring a Special Appearance by Justin Bieber at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT, Followed by Premiere of New Series "Money From Strangers" at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT

Santa Monica, CA (April 9, 2012) - MTV is kicking off its new Monday night line-up beginning April 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, with an all-new season of Rob Dyrdek's "Ridiculousness" guest-starring Justin Bieber in the premiere episode, and the premiere of new hidden camera show "Money From Strangers" at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by comedian Jeff Dye, the series is a new take on the hidden camera show, in the grand tradition of classic series such as "Candid Camera," up to today's revival of MTV's pop culture phenomenon, "Punk'd."

Rob Dyrdek is back - breaking down the internet's hottest and funniest viral videos, with co-hosts Chanel "West Coast" and Sterling "Steelo" Brim. In addition to Justin Bieber, fans can expect guest appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Floyd Mayweather and fiancée Miss Jackson, Duff Goldman ("Ace of Cakes"), Sara Jean Underwood (2007 Playmate of the Year), sport extremists Street Bike Tommy, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Jason Ellis and Vaughn Gittin Jr., among others.

Want more of Rob? Log onto MTV.com to catch up on the first season of "Ridiculousness," and check out the "Ridiculousness" Facebook fan page here. In addition, the season one DVD includes all sixteen episodes and bonus scenes, available exclusively at Amazon.com and Shop.MTV.com. Episodes can also be downloaded on iTunes.

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

How far would you go for $1,000? Find out when comedian Jeff Dye snares unwitting contestants off the street to perform interactive impromptu pranks on a variety of unsuspecting victims, in the new series "Money From Strangers." MTV, with its legacy for combining comedy with hidden camera hijinks on shows like "Punk'd," will once again have viewers busting their guts with this new take on candid camera prank shows. Jeff, along with a rotating pair of comedians, uses a secret earpiece to communicate to contestants while watching all the action. If contestants can successfully complete the prank they win a $1,000 prize and maybe some lost dignity. Some of the comedians include: Ali Wong ("Are You There Vodka"), Chiddy Bang, Amir Blumenfeld (College Humor), and Jordan Carlos (MTV's "I Just Want My Pants Back").

Check out MTV.com for behind the scenes pictures and footage from "Money From Strangers". Additionally, fans can sound off on Facebook here.

"Money From Strangers" is executive produced by Tony Tackaberry, Allison Corn, and Rob Anderson for Lion TV. Tim Healy is the Executive Producer for MTV. Brent Haynes is the Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.

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 a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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[04/17/14 - 11:24 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Nonfiction Series "D.O.A." (Working Title) from Executive Producer Dick Wolf
The series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined.

[04/17/14 - 11:18 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Retains 100% of the Prior Week's 18-49 Rating, Sees Growth in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/17/14 - 10:30 AM]
Video: First Look Clips at New Seasons of "Maron" & "Comedy Bang! Bang!" - Premieres May 8 on IFC
Today IFC released first look clips from both show's premiere episodes.

[04/17/14 - 10:30 AM]
E!'s "Chelsea Lately" Welcomes Khloe Kardashian, TJ Miller, Loni Love and Mary McCormack as Celebrity Guest Hosts April 21-24
Scheduled guests include Bob Saget, Wiz Khalifa, Mekhi Phifer and Ian Somerhalder.

[04/17/14 - 10:28 AM]
Two-Hour "Lindsay" Finale to Air Sunday, April 20 at 9 P.M. ET/PT on OWN
The OWN docu-series "Lindsay" follows movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis.

[04/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
Academy Announces Key Dates for the Oscars(R)
The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

[04/17/14 - 09:51 AM]
CBS Is 2013-2014 Comedy Leader - Network Has Eight of the Top 10 Comedies in Viewers; Six of Top 10 in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/17/14 - 09:39 AM]
Showtime(R) and Kobe Bryant Find Their Muse - The New Original Feature-Length Documentary Captures a Never-Before-Seen Portrait of an Elite Athlete's Professional and Personal Journey
The film is currently in production in Los Angeles and will air this fall on Showtime.

[04/17/14 - 08:53 AM]
"Bad Teachers" - All-New Mini Series Premieres Tuesday, April 22 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery
The educators exposed in Investigation Discovery's new, three-part series had been beloved by students, looked up to by faculty peers, and trusted by parents.

[04/17/14 - 08:46 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: SVU" Is Currently Delivering the Show's Top Results for a Rebroadcast Since December 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 16.

[04/17/14 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Pull Back in Front in Viewers, Demos
Said victory however comes against mostly repeat competition on ABC, CBS and NBC.

[04/17/14 - 08:31 AM]
Live Comprehensive Coverage of Formula One Chinese Grand Prix Highlights Motorsports Programming on NBCSN This Weekend
Live coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix begins Friday morning at 2 a.m. ET with practice, followed by qualifying on Saturday morning at 2 a.m. ET.

[04/17/14 - 08:22 AM]
VH1 + Palladia to World Premiere Jared Leto's Award-Winning Documentary, "Artifact" Saturday, April 26th at 11 PM ET/PT
The film follows Leto's band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, throughout its multi-year, multi-million dollar legal dispute between the band and its label, Virgin/EMI, as the group prepped their 2009 album, This Is War.

[04/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Ball Boys" Reality Series Makes Reelz Premiere Wednesday, April 23 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
The 12-episode series originally ran on ABC in 2012.

[04/17/14 - 08:02 AM]
Emmy Award Nominated "Oprah's Master Class" Returns May 11 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with Star-Studded Line Up
Guests this season include Justin Timberlake, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim McGraw, Robin Roberts, Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams, Billy Bob Thornton and Sharon Stone.