MTV TURNS NETWORK OVER TO GLOBAL SUPERSTARS ARIANA GRANDE AND ED SHEERAN
"Dancing with Ariana" Kicks Off the Weekend on Saturday, June 7
Followed By "100 Things About Ed Sheeran" On Sunday, June 8
Music-Filled Weekend Includes Airings of "Honey" and "Stomp The Yard" Beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday, June 7
Santa Monica, CA (June 3, 2014) - MTV invites fans to get up and dance to a music-filled weekend in celebration of global superstars Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran. To kick off the fun, the network will showcase fan-choreographed routines to Ariana's chart-topping song, "Problem," throughout airings of favorite dance flicks including "Stomp The Yard," beginning Saturday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT. On Sunday, ahead of MTV's forthcoming debut of its inaugural new music-documentary franchise, "Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran," the network will team up with the British singer-songwriter again as he unveils "100 Things About Ed Sheeran" throughout the day, beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT.
MTV will kick off the weekend with everyone's favorite dance movie "Honey" to set the mood for a day of movin' and groovin' with Ariana Grande. Beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT during "Stomp The Yard," MTV will air viewer-submitted videos showing off dance routines fans created to Ariana Grande's hot new song of the summer, "Problem." Audiences at home can vote for their favorite fan videos on Twitter using the hashtag #DancingwithAriana and see the results on-air throughout the day. The winner will receive the grand prize and see their video air on MTV.
Then on Sunday, MTV will turn the network over to Ed Sheeran to count down #100Things everyone needs to know about Ed. From 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, viewers will learn about his idea of a perfect woman, what it's like being a "Moroccan sunset," his most awkward moments, and more. If enough fans tweet with the hashtag #100Things, Ed might share one more thing about himself, *hint* he will be singing this fun fact. For a deeper look at Ed tune in to "Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran" which premieres Tuesday, June 10 at 11:00p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
For a sneak peek of "100 Things About Ed Sheeran" click here.
MTV'S WEEKEND LINE UP:
Saturday, June 7
10:00am ET/PT - Honey
12:00pm ET/PT - Stomp The Yard
2:40pm ET/PT - Awkward
3:10pm ET/PT - Faking It
3:45pm ET/PT - Faking It
4:15pm ET/PT - Faking It
4:50pm ET/PT - Faking It
5:20pm ET/PT - Faking It
6:20pm ET/PT - Faking It
6:55pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
8:00pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
9:00pm ET/PT - Stomp The Yard
Sunday, June 8
12:00pm ET/PT - Awkward
12:30pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
1:30pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
2:40pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
3:45pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
4:50pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
5:50pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
6:55pm ET/PT - Catfish: The TV Show
8:00pm ET/PT - Being Dad: A Teen Mom Special (Premiere)
Radical Media is the production company for "Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran." Dave Sirulnick, Jonathan Mussman and Joanna Bomberg serve as Executive Producers for MTV. Justin Wilkes and Jon Doran are Executive Producers for Radical, Lindsey Panell is Producer and Mike Bonfiglio is the Director. "Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran" is production of MTV News and Docs.
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