MTV unleashes Tuesday Night Thrill Ride
By Stone Martindale Apr 5, 2007, 20:53 GMT
Ashton Kutcher - © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
If you enjoy brutal stare-down competitions, extreme heart-racing pressure, and looking fear straight in the eye. Fear not. MTV: Music Television unveils their all-new Tuesday action-adventure night line-up, launching April 10th at 9PM (ET/PT).
MTV’s new Tuesday night block will include the final season of "Punk'd" at 9:00PM (ET/PT), which will be filled with new and more elaborate pranks played on the unsuspecting celebrities; new UGC series premiere of "Scarred" at 9:30PM (ET/PT) where for the first time the people behind some of the Web's most popular videos get to share their stories firsthand; and beginning on April 17th, new island adventure series "Living Lahaina" at 10:30PM (ET/PT). Returning viewer favorite, "Real World/Road Rules Challenges: Inferno 3," will air at 10:00PM (ET/PT).
“We always look to create innovative ways to air our programming where watching television turns into an event," said Lois Curren, President, MTV Series Entertainment & Programming. "The Tuesday night block aims to give our viewers a solid block of adventure fueling their extreme desire for competition and achievement.”
MTV.com, MTV On Demand, and MTV Mobile will ratchet up the viewer's experience giving them behind the scenes access and content with After Shows, never-before-seen footage, full episodes, trailers, recaps/follow-ups, cast profiles, photo albums, an online mobile boutique with ring tones and wallpapers, and more.
The Tuesday night line-up includes:
"Punk'd" at 9:00PM (ET/PT)
In this final season of "Punk'd," co-creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, proving no one is safe in Hollywood, once again take aim on their unsuspecting celebrity friends with a whole new cast and more elaborate pranks. In the season premiere, viewers can watch as Ashton and crew take aim on Nelly Furtado, Hayden Panetierre, and Bucky Lasek. Some of the familiar faces getting "Punk'd" this season are Hilary Swank, Magic Johnson, Evangeline Lilly, Ashley Tisdale, JoJo, Molly Simms, Kelly Rowland, Zac Efron, Kelis, Jewel, Chuck Liddell, John Cena, and more.
For "Punk'd" Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg are Executive Producers and Co-Creators. Rod Aissa is Executive Producer and Executive Vice President of Talent Development for MTV, and Billy Rainey is Executive Producer. Lois Curren is President, Entertainment and Programming for MTV.
"Scarred" at 9:30PM (ET/PT)
“Scarred” is a half-hour series exploring the stories behind the sickest clips the web has to offer. Every day, young people are posting and sharing the hardcore footage of their most severe mishaps and accidents on the web, on DVDs and passing them around to friends making them some of the most popular and talked about viral videos. Now, for the first time the viewers get to hear from the people that experienced the pain and agony firsthand. Hosted by Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, "Scarred" will provide a cautionary view of this growing and hugely popular trend.
Nicole Perry is Creator and Consulting Producer for "Scarred." The concept is developed by Brian Nashel who is also Co-Executive Producer. MTV Executive Producers for "Scarred" are Tony DiSanto, George McTeague and Liz Gateley.
"The Real World/ Road Rules Challenges: Inferno 3: Good Guys vs. The Bad Asses" at 10:00PM (ET/PT)
Kicking off with a special one-hour premiere, the competition intensifies as 20 legendary veterans of MTV's The Real World and Road Rules are divided into two teams: the Good Guys and the Bad Asses. The spectacular scenery and the wild terrain of Capetown South Africa is the backdrop for some of the most extreme challenges ever; like Wrap and Roll, where each pair of competitors while tethered to each other by rope must turn in a circle to the end and back of a beam suspended 1000 feet over a cliff. This season is filled with unexpected twists and turns, viewers will see a cast member get kicked off on the first night, alliances between cast members and more of the drama and intensity that the Challenges are famous for. Host--and pro BMX dirt jumper--TJ Lavin leads the teams once again through the ever-more-difficult and grueling challenges. This time the teams will compete for more than $400,000 dollars worth of cash and prizes.
"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Inferno 3 Good Guys vs. Bad Asses" is Executive Produced by Jonathan Murray, Co-Executive Produced by Justin Booth and Scott Freeman, Jeff Schmidt is Producer, Jacquelyn French and Drew Tappon are Executives in Charge for MTV.
"Living Lahaina" beginning on April 17th at 10:30PM (ET/PT)
"Living Lahaina" features a close-knit group of friends that all work as surf instructors at The Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy in Lahaina, Maui. In each episode, this crew of adventurers spends their days teaching surfing lessons and earning their keep under the watchful eye of their boss, Kimo. However in true island style, the guys' main objective is their never ending quest to find perfect waves and live on the edge.
Jesse Ignjatovic is Executive Producer of "Living Lahaina." Jeff Altrock, Dustin Nichols and Nick Tromontano serve as Co-Executive Producers. Heather Olander is the Development Executive.