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MTV Greenlights New Episodes pf "America's Best Dance Crew" During Winter TCA Presentation
Plus: "Catfish: The TV Show" to return on Wednesday, February 25 while "Finding Carter" kicks off season two on Tuesday, March 31.

[via press release from MTV]


Network Also Announces Premiere Dates for "Catfish: The TV Show" and "Finding Carter"

Beverly Hills, CA (January 10, 2015) - MTV announced today the return of "America's Best Dance Crew" ("ABDC") and premiere dates for two returning series "Catfish: The TV Show" and "Finding Carter." The announcements were among those made today by Susanne Daniels, President of MTV Programming, during the network's presentation at the Winter 2015 Television Critics Association Press Tour.


It's the best of the best as "America's Best Dance Crew" ("ABDC") returns this summer with six- new episodes featuring dance crews from previous seasons of the hit competition series. Prepare for battles showcasing more amazing styles and innovative choreography as these crews keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Fresh talent and an all-new group of judges fill out what will be an electrifying season.

"ABDC" is executive produced by Randy Jackson, Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment) and Howard and Karen Schwartz (Hip Hop International). Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks and Louise Wu are the executives overseeing the project for Warner Horizon Television ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "The Voice"). Lauren Dolgen, Kristina Edwards, Michelle Klepper and Hannah Uszak are the executives in charge for MTV.


"Catfish: The TV Show" has had continued success as Wednesday's #1 original cable series with P12-34. MTV's critically-acclaimed docu-series will return for its fourth season on Wednesday, February 25 at 10 P.M. ET/PT.

Giving a different twist to season four, co-host Max Joseph took a five-episode hiatus to make his feature film directorial debut with "We Are Your Friends," starring Zac Efron. In Max's absence, a variety of guest hosts will join Nev on investigations, including MTV's Charlamagne, Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Recording Artist Angel Haze, YouTube sensation Tyler Oakely and actor Alex Shaffer. Max will return for the remainder of the season.

"Catfish: The TV Show" tackles the mystery and complexities of dating in a digital world. The hour-long series follows Nev Schulman, whose own online love drama was the subject of the "Catfish" film, and director-filmmaker Max Joseph as they take viewers on a deeply personal journey that goes inside the stories of young people as their online-only romantic relationships collide with first-time, real-life encounters.

"Catfish: The TV Show" is produced by Relativity Television and Catfish Picture Company LLC for MTV with Relativity Television's Tom Forman, Brad Bishop, Julie Link Steffens serving as executive producers alongside David Metzler, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Nev Schulman, Max Joseph, Andrew Jarecki and Mark Smerling. Marshall Eisen, Nomi Ernst Leidner, and Dave Sirulnick are executive producers for MTV. Relativity Television's Jonathan Karsh, Karin Jarlstedt, Brian Patrick Murphy and Greg Nash are co-executive producers. Kelly Ostreicher is Supervising Producer, MTV. Jonathan Mussman is Executive in Charge, MTV.

"Catfish: The TV Show" season four will premiere across MTV's international network of channels from early March (check local listings).

Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. Ranked on 000s. Dates: 5/7/14-7/9/14.


"Finding Carter" season two returns Tuesday, March 31 at 10P.M. ET/PT. Including all playback, the first season of Finding Carter was the #1 new series of the year with Teens and #1 cable scripted series of the year with persons 18-24. Additionally, it had the highest L3 and L7 series playback in MTV history among P12-34 and was in the top 15 for a new show across all television.

The drama picks up right where it was left, in the back of Lori's car with the kidnapped Carter more scared than ever. This season we follow Carter and the rest of her family and friends as they face new obstacles and learn more about the secrets long hidden from them.

Finding Carter is executive produced by Emily Whitesell (Brothers & Sisters, Dirty Sexy Money, Party of Five). The series was created by Emily Silver. Alexander Motlagh is an Executive Producer. Finding Carter stars Kathryn Prescott (Skins) as Carter, Cynthia Watros (Lost) as Elizabeth, Anna Jacoby-Heron (Contagion) as Taylor, Alexis Denisof (Angel, How I met Your Mother) as David, Alex Saxon (The Fosters) as Max, and Zac Pullam as Grant.

Source: Nielsen, P12-34 unless noted, Live+7 unless noted, 09/30/2013 - 09/28/2014, Rankers: ranked on 000s, full-day, ad supported cable networks. New telecasts only. Sports, specials, repeats, acquisitions excluded. New show stat excludes series spinoff/extensions.

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.

  [january 2015]  


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