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MTV's “Real World” to Premiere March 17th at 10 PM ET PThttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV's-“Real-World”-to-Premiere-March-17th-at-10-PM-ET-PT.aspxMTV's “Real World” to Premiere March 17th at 10 PM ET PTGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e11/14/2016 8:00:00 AM<p>​​</p><img src="file:///C:/Users/Plevak/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" alt="" style="width:121px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>HANG ON TIGHT AND MEET THE ROOMMATES OF MTV'S ICONIC SERIES </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"REAL WORLD: GO BIG OR GO HOME" SET IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong><strong>"Real World: Go Big or Go Home" to Premiere March 17</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> at 10 PM ET/PT</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>Click <a href="https://www.hightail.com/download/ZWJVK3BFdkc0b0N2eE1UQw">here</a> for link to cast photo</p><p><strong>Los Angeles, CA (January 14, 2016)</strong> – Today, MTV announced the premiere date, twist and cast of iconic series "<a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/Real-World--Go-Big-or-Go-Home.aspx">Real World: Go Big or G​o Home</a>." This season which premieres on Thursday, March 17<sup>th</sup> at 10PM ET/PT, seven strangers are brought together in Downtown Las Vegas for a wild, adrenaline-filled season that will confront their hopes, fears, and anxieties.  From the moment they first meet, they are thrown into a series of over the top, daring missions – some for the entire group and some designed specifically for each individual – but always with the caveat that if they can't complete the mission, they are sent home and another roommate will take their spot.</p><p>Living in a tricked out suite atop the Gold Spike hotel, the diverse roommates must learn to live together not knowing what the next day or next hour will bring.  From jumping out of a hot air balloon to performing on stage in a strip club, or meeting the birth mom who placed them for adoption, the roommates are forced to face deeply emotional moments from their past while accomplishing dreams they never thought possible.  In typical Vegas style, they always 'go big' – but if they fail, it will be time to go home. </p><p>"Real World: Go Big or Go Home" Cast includes:</p><p></p><p><strong>DEAN</strong> - This charming hunk is going through a divorce and looking to explore his life as a bachelor.  Dean grew up until the age of 5 in Ghana, Africa and then moved to Las Vegas with his father.  He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he wooed the sorority girls with his humor and pretty boy vibes until meeting the woman he had a nightmare relationship with. Dean is coming into the Real World looking for a fresh start and is ready to cut loose in Las Vegas.  </p><p><strong>KAILAH - </strong>This stunning flirt credits her Puerto Rican heritage for her notable eyebrows, impressive derriere, and loud unpredictable personality.  Unafraid of the casual hook up, Kailah warns guys not to fall in love with her due to her sexual prowess. A mean girl in high school, Kailah was a cheerleader and was voted "Gossip Queen" by her peers.  Though she was popular growing up, Kailah admits to having very few friends due to her strong personality and to this day has trouble maintaining friendships and roommates.  While living in the Real World house, Kailah hopes to work on her patience and grow past her drama queen phase.</p><p><strong>SABRINA - </strong>Often viewed as aggressive, this Boston bred beauty is not afraid to speak her mind.  This aspiring singer/song-writer has a fascination with whip cream and an ability to sexualize any situation.  Sabrina was adopted as a baby and her biggest fear is to find and meet her biological mother. She has heard rumors that her mother lives either in Vegas or California but she isn't sure.  Sabrina wants to find and hopefully meet her biological mom but is worried about what she will find out if she goes down that road.</p><p><strong>CEEJAI - </strong>Growing up in East St., Illinois, Ceejai' was faced with many tough obstacles.  Not only has she lost several friends to gun violence, but it has also directly impacted her family. Turning a tragedy into social action, Ceejai works to bring awareness to her community about gun violence and domestic abuse.  She hopes to eventually pursue a career as an attorney to fight for stronger gun laws and bring promise back to the tough neighborhood in which she was raised. Ceejai', an adrenaline junky and currently single, is hoping that this experience will open up a whole new world for her.</p><p><strong>JENNA - </strong>Don't let this Southern bombshell's looks fool you, this feisty tomboy knows how to get down and dirty – from shooting guns to bow and arrows in her bikini.  A proud Southerner, Jenna is very vocal about her beliefs and the traditions she was raised with; and is no doubt the only roommate with a pet pig at home. Jenna was raised by her deer-hunting Mormon father, until she moved in with her mother at the age of 15.  Real World will be a chance for Jenna to explore life, culture, and beliefs outside of her country town of Easley, South Carolina. </p><p><strong>CHRIS - </strong>Christopher is a Salt Lake City bred Mormon boy turned liberal New York City hipster. His disassociation from the Mormon Church and recent acceptance of his 'pansexuality' have fueled his fight against religious discrimination, made him an advocate for LGBTQ rights, and put him at odds with his conservative family. Chris is on a journey to find his true self and enter a new chapter of life where he refuses to say "no" to anything.  What better place to put that into practice than in the Las Vegas Real World house?</p><p><strong>DIONE - </strong>Better known as "Jungle Boy", this adrenaline junkie prides himself on living life on the edge without the burden of responsibility.  Having fully embraced the Peter Pan lifestyle of never growing up, his biggest fear is having a 9-5 job, or having to work at all for that matter. Dione would much rather find women that will fall to his charm and boyish personality, rather than get into anything serious. His female roommates are sure to lust over this "Jungle Boy", but only time will tell if his roommates can handle his crazy, over-energized antics.</p><p> "Real World" pioneered reality-based television debuting its first season in New York City.  Each season, the show brings seven young strangers to live together in a new town and rolls the cameras 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged, and their passions emerge.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the 30 seasons of the series, <em>"</em>Real World<em>"</em> has been one of the network's highest rated shows.  Last season's <em>"</em>Real World: Skeletons<em>"</em> ranked #1 in its time period across all television among MTV's core P12-34 audience with an average viewership of 1.4 million.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Source: P12-34 and L7 unless noted.  Nielsen.  ​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Real World" was created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim/Murray Productions.  Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of "Real World." </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For all things "Real World" please visit <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">www.mtvpress.com</a> for more info.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">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®, Grammy® and Peabody® 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.  For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><strong>About Bunim/Murray Productions:</strong><br><strong> </strong>Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content.  The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World. BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's programming also includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, I am Cait, Stewart & Hamiltons, Dash Dolls and Total Divas (E!), The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, and Valerie's Home Cooking (Food) , and Bad Girls Club, and Fix My Mom (Oxygen).  Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.</p><p><strong>About Gold Spike:</strong></p><p><a href="http://goldspike.com/">Gold Spike</a> is a co-working space with bar and restaurant by day, and a giant party by night. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, Gold Spike boasts a bar and cafe, as well as "The Living Room," and "The Backyard," all operating 24 hours a day. The Living Room and Backyard both feature free WiFi and traditional board games as well as giant corn hole, giant Jenga, giant beer pong, and more. Both The Living Room and The Backyard also feature live music every weekend.  The Gold Spike hotel tower includes two floors dedicated to residential, and two floors of hotel rooms that are part of sister property <a href="http://oasisatgoldspike.com/">Oasis at Gold Spike</a>. Additionally, the seventh floor is home to three suites, includes the Real World Suite. Gold Spike is located at 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101. For more information, visit <a href="http://goldspike.com/">goldspike.com</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p><strong>Contact:</strong></p><p>Rayna Schwartz                          Kyle Pleva<br> 310-752-8701                             310-752-8352<br> <a href="mailto:Rayna.Schwartz@mtv.com">Rayna.Schwartz@mtv.com</a>      <a href="mailto:Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com">Kyle.Pleva@mtvstaff.com</a></p>
MTV’s “THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES” PREMIERE REACHES 7.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, LEAPS +71% IN L+3 RATINGShttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV’s-THE-SHANNARA-CHRONICLES.aspxMTV’s “THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES” PREMIERE REACHES 7.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, LEAPS +71% IN L+3 RATINGSGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e11/12/2016 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Additionally, Two-Hour Premiere Event Streamed 3.1 Million Times Across Digital Platforms</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Click </em><a href="http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/gusiwd/shannara-sneak-peek-the-rover-camp"><em>HERE</em></a><em> for a sneak peek at episode three of MTV's "The Shannara Chronicles"</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY – January 12, 2016 – </strong>The premiere of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a>'s hit new sci-fi fantasy series "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/shannara">The Shannara Chronicles</a>" unearthed epic viewership numbers, with the premiere event reaching 7.5 million total L+3 viewers across all airings, including an average 1.9 million L+3 viewers for the premiere telecast on MTV.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The two-hour premiere jumped 71% in L+3 to earn a 1.2 rating among MTV's core P12-34 audience, as well as a 1.2 among P18-34 – the highest L+3 lift for a series premiere in MTV history.  It was the number-one original series in its timeslot on cable among P12-34, P18-24, P18-34, and P18-49, and the number two original series on cable for the night among P12-34, second only to MTV's "Teen Wolf."  "The Shannara Chronicles" debuted Tuesday, January 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Additionally, the premiere of "The Shannara Chronicles" has been streamed 3.1 million times across digital platforms including MTV.com and the MTV app.  To date, "The Shannara Chronicles" has been viewed 14.6 million times across linear and digital platforms.  Additionally, "The Shannara Chronicles" premiere delivered the best single-week performance on iTunes ever for an MTV series.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The incredibly positive response on social media and great word of mouth translated into big viewership for the 'Shannara' premiere, delivering a very strong start for the series and a lot of new viewers to the network," said Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development for MTV.  "This season truly just gets better as we raise the stakes for our heroes and reveal more of the world of 'Shannara,' and we're excited to take fans further on this epic journey."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The third episode of "The Shannara Chronicles" airs Tuesday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV – click<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/gusiwd/shannara-sneak-peek-the-rover-camp">HERE</a> for a sneak peek (embed code available at link).  In episode three, Wil and Amberle are kidnapped by Eretria and Cephalo while returning to the palace.  But the Rovers are the least of their worries – Wil must learn how to use the Elfstones before a bloodthirsty Fury kills them all.  Episodes three and four are available now via TV Everywhere on <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/shannara/episode-guide">MTV.com</a>, the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/app">MTV app</a>, and select VOD platforms.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The "Shannara" premiere was preceded by the season 5B premiere of MTV's "Teen Wolf," which reached 2.8 million total viewers in L+3.  The episode drew a 1.5 L+3 rating among P12-34 and 1.2 L+3 among P18-34.  The "Teen Wolf" Season 5B premiere episode has been streamed 7.7 million times to date on digital platforms including MTV.com and the MTV app.  </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>#Shannara on Social Media</strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV was the number-one most social non-sports network on the night of "The Shannara Chronicles" debut, with the premiere event delivering a strong performance on social media.  The premiere earned 30,000 tweets during the broadcast – approximately 5 tweets per second – during its initial airing.  Both #Shannara and star Austin Butler (Wil) trended worldwide on Twitter throughout the night.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more ways to connect with "The Shannara Chronicles" like it on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theshannarachronicles"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong> </strong>at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theshannarachronicles"><strong>Facebook.com/theshannarachronicles</strong></a><strong> </strong>or follow the show on <a href="https://twitter.com/Shannara">Twitter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Shannara">@Shannara</a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visit <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><strong>MTVPress.com</strong></a> for photos and more information.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Shannara Chronicles" is an epic television event based on the sweeping, best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks.  Set thousands of years in the future, the story follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil (Austin Butler), Elvin Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton), and Human Rover Eretria (Ivana Baquero), as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world.  "The Shannara Chronicles" airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Shannara Chronicles" is written for television by and executive produced by Al Gough and Miles Millar.  Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks, and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers. The first two episodes were directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"). MTV is producing with Sonar Entertainment, which is also distributing the series worldwide. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Sources:</em></p><p>Viewership and Ratings: Nielsen; Live +3 Data; ranks based on Live +3 (000s); Reach 1 min qual., all airings of premiere episode on MTV and premiere simulcast on MTV2, TV Land, TeenNick; to-date viewing includes all plays through 1/7/16</p><p>Digital Streams: Omniture SiteCatalyst, YouTube Analytics, 1/4/16-1/10/16</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Tweets: </em>Nielsen SocialGuide</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About MTV</strong></span></p><p>MTV is a global media brand inspired by the freedom and passion of youth.  For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA). </p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>About Sonar Entertainment</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sonar Entertainment is a multi-faceted independent creative company designed to meet today's ever-changing landscape in global television production and distribution.  With headquarters in Los Angeles and offices around the world, Sonar is uniquely positioned to participate in a variety of ways in order to create quality television series, miniseries and movies.  The company has the capabilities to develop, produce, acquire, deficit finance, package and distribute product both internationally and domestically. While primarily focused on the development and production of new product, Sonar is also the distributor of over 1,000 library titles comprised of award-winning programs from RHI Entertainment and Hallmark Entertainment, among others. </p>
MTV ASKS POST-MILLENNIAL GENERATION TO NAME ITSELFhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-ASKS-POST-MILLENNIAL-GENERATION-TO-NAME-ITSELF.aspxMTV ASKS POST-MILLENNIAL GENERATION TO NAME ITSELFGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e1;GP0|#5130682e-ecc2-41b9-ab33-0671c29316bb;L0|#05130682e-ecc2-41b9-ab33-0671c29316bb|Research12/2/2015 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:left;"><strong>THE ANSWER?</strong><strong> </strong><strong>"THE FOUNDER GENERATION" AS DECIDED BY MORE THAN 1,000 13-14 YEAR OLDS NATIONWIDE</strong></p><p><em>To view / download "Decades of Youth" Infographic and "Meet the Founders" Summary and Pictorial, click </em><a href="http://bit.ly/1LM1FgO"><em><strong>here</strong></em></a><em> (</em><a href="http://bit.ly/1LM1FgO"><em>http://bit.ly/1LM1FgO</em></a><em>).</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY – December 2, 2015 –</strong> MTV today revealed the findings of a study it conducted with members of the generation born following 2001 – commonly referred to as "Gen Z" – to answer the simple question, "If you had the opportunity to name your own generation, what would you call it?"  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the course of multiple in-person and virtual creative ideation sessions with more than 500 potential names brainstormed, MTV fielded a nationwide survey of more than 1000 13- and 14-year-olds that officially crowned "The Founder Generation" as its top choice. The study revealed this generation's feeling that, following on the heels of the disruption seen during the advent of the Millennials, the Founder Generation will be tasked with building a new social order. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The name 'Gen Z' has always seemed like a bit of placeholder to us – it doesn't convey any sense of identity for this generation – so we thought, 'Why not ask them to name themselves?" said Jane Gould, Senior Vice President of MTV Insights. "As it turns out, not only do these kids have a clear identity, they have a stunningly intuitive sense of the changing times they've been born into, and the huge opportunity that lies ahead to make new history."  </p><p><strong>What we know about The Founder Generation…</strong><br></p><p>The Founders are the most diverse and accepting generation in history as births of people of color continue to outpace white births in the U.S. (since 2011) and gender fluidity is becoming increasingly accepted.</p><p>     * 90 percent of 13-14 year olds say: "my generation is going to start a new society where diversity is accepted and encouraged" <br>     * 91 percent of 13-14 year olds say: "technology has helped my generation understand people who are different in terms of race, religion and sexuality"</p><p>They are the post-9/11 generation (almost all are born after September 11, 2001) and have never known a world where terrorism isn't a real domestic threat.</p><p>They don't know a world without YouTube and mainstream social networking sites that offer constant connection and where idols are entirely self-made.</p><p>They've been swiping screens since birth and their birth announcements were likely on social media. <br></p><p>They feel very strongly that they are laying a foundation for a new future.</p><p>     * 91 percent of 13-14 year olds say: "I'm optimistic our generation can build a better world" <br></p><p>A common theme that emerged during the naming process was a generation much more pragmatic and focused on rehabilitating the world around them, which was reflected in the top five names from MTV's survey results from 1,047 13-14 year olds in rank order: <br></p><p>1. The Founder Generation – founding a whole new world <br><br>2. The Bridge Generation – bridging the gap between the old and new world <br><br>3. The Builder Generation – building a new world <br><br>4. The Regenerator Generation – regenerating the world as we know it <br><br>5. The Navigator Generation – navigating the new world for older generations </p><p></p><p>The MTV research found significant differences between the emerging Founders and Millennials, who are best known for championing LGBT and racial equality as well as upending entire industries from music to hospitality, transportation (taxis), media and more.</p><p></p><p></p><div>Founders are seen as "pragmatists" who will forge a new world in the wake of Millennial disruption, while Millennials broadly have been characterized as "dreamers" who have actively disturbed and dismantled the system. The inherent differences between generations can largely be attributed to parenting styles as well as the global and local forces impacting society at the time of their birth and into early childhood. <br><br></div><div>Following 9/11 and the financial crisis, Founders were parented by realist Gen X parents who instilled a more balanced sense of optimism with a dose of practicality. In contrast, Millennials, who were born of Boomer parents, experienced a childhood where "the world was their oyster" and success was a given (or so they thought). In addition, Millennials exhibited an external confidence that the world would propel them to success while Founders have taken a more active role in building an internal locus of control necessary to navigate a tough world.  <br></div><p></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV's "The Founders Generation" study was conducted in partnership with <a href="http://www.redpeakyouth.com/">Red Peak Youth</a>, the youth-focused unit of strategic branding agency <a href="http://www.redpeakgroup.com/">Red Peak Branding.</a> The research included creative qualitative groups fielded locally and virtual creative exercises with young people around the country to talk about what differentiates them from other generations and what they'd name themselves. In addition, the study included a quantitative nationwide survey of 1,047 13-14 years-olds.</p><p><strong>About MTV</strong></p><p>MTV is a global media brand inspired by the freedom and passion of youth.  For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>
MTV RENEWS ARE YOU THE ONE FOR FOURTH SEASONhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-RENEWS-ARE-YOU-THE-ONE-FOR-FOURTH-SEASON.aspxMTV RENEWS ARE YOU THE ONE FOR FOURTH SEASONGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e111/11/2015 8:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Hit Matchmaking Series Reaches Season High with 1.42 Live + 3 Rating </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>in Network's Core P12-34 Demo, Representing a 78% Lift Versus Live + SD</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Special Two-Hour Season Finale to Air Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2015)</strong> — MTV today announced a season four renewal for its hit matchmaking experiment "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/are_you_the_one/"><strong>Are You The One?</strong></a>". The series is coming off the highest-rated episode of its current season with a 1.42 P12-34 L+3 rating – representing a 78% lift versus live + same day – and currently pacing up 8 percent over its prior season. Last week's airing was also the highest-rated episode since the first season finale in March of 2014. Socially, "Are You The One?" is logging significant gains versus last season on Instagram (+136%), Twitter (+15%) and Facebook (+12%).  In addition, MTV's been engaging fans throughout the season with more than half a million votes being cast during #<a href="http://mtv.com/playAYTO">PlayAYTO</a>, an interactive TV experience that allows fans to play along with the show and compete to win a trip to Hawaii.  The penultimate episode of season three airs Wednesday, November 11 on MTV, setting the stage for a special two-hour finale episode on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"'Are You The One?' is an irresistibly juicy and fun exploration of the thin line between love, infatuation and social experiment, and we're thrilled to see the audience responding to this season's dialed up romance and drama," said Lauren Dolgen, EVP of Reality Series Development. "AYTO fans are gonna flip when they see what goes down in the final two episodes of this season, and we can't wait to bring it back with a new crew of love-seeking singles in season four."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Season three of "Are You The One?" introduced a hard-hitting twist. If at any point during the weekly matchup ceremonies the singles fail to make at least one true match (known in the game as a "Blackout"), the group is penalized with the loss of $250,000 from the starting million-dollar prize pot. In the second episode, viewers watched as the singles confidently sat next to their perfect matches, yet failed to send a single beam of light into the sky bringing the jackpot down to $750,000. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With only one confirmed perfect match thus far, emotions run at a dizzying high in the intense, two-hour season finale, which features a fallout between Amanda and Mike winds up much bigger than the house could have ever anticipated. The couples are torn between playing for love and strategizing to win and they choose to let a coin toss decide their fate. Love and $750,000 are on the line.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">  </p><p>Watch full episodes at <a href="/sites/mtvpress/Pages/mtv.com">MTV.com </a>and the MTV App. Visit <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/are-you-the-one">MTV.com</a> to check out cast photos, bios, sneak peeks and more!</p><p> </p><p>Join in the social conversation on <a href="https://twitter.com/AREUTHE1">Twitter</a> with the official hashtag #AYTO and visit the "Are You The One?" <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AREUTHE1">Facebook</a> page.</p><p> </p><p>Do you need help finding your #PerfectMatch and want to be on MTV's, "Are You The One?" Go <a href="http://www.lighthearted.com/ayto-casting/">here</a> to learn more about applying for season four.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Are You the One?" concept by Executive Producers Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler of Lighthearted Entertainment.  Scott Jeffress Executive Producer for Lighthearted Entertainment.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>*Nielsen; Live +3, P12-34 unless otherwise noted. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT "ARE YOU THE ONE?"</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Are You The One?" follows a group of 10 single women and 10 single men, who are self-admittedly horrible at relationship, in the hopes they'll leave their bad relationship habits behind and find their #perfectmatch. The singles undergo a rigorous matchmaking process involving in-depth interviews and compatibility testing, using a team of professional matchmakers and psychologists, as well as the contestants' family, friends and exes. An ideal match for each person is selected – the catch is that the results are not revealed to any of them. The singles will then jet off to an island and begin their quest to find their #perfectmatch. If the entire group succeeds in finding their matches during the season, they'll walk away not only with love, but their share of one million dollars. All 10 couples must match and they must never "blackout" during a match-up ceremony, or they'll all go home without the love or cash!</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><strong>ABOUT MTV</strong></p><p>MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand.  For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT LIGHTHEARTED ENTERTAINMENT</strong></p><p>Lighthearted Entertainment launched in 1992 as an independently-owned production company and quickly made its unique voice and style known with a number of breakout hits in the nascent non-scripted arena. Under the vision of the company's late founder, Howard Schultz, Lighthearted achieved immediate global success with properties including ABC's <em>Extreme Makeover</em> and Fox's <em>The Moment of Truth</em>, which set the stage for an eclectic portfolio of programming consisting of thousands of hours of television across cable, syndication and broadcast networks. Today, co-owners and Executive Vice Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler are fiercely committed to furthering Schultz's vision through their own creativity, energy and zest for the distinctive, while tapping into the zeitgeist of current culture. Together, they produced an eclectic array of genres and styles including current hits <em>Dating Naked</em> and <em>Twinning</em> for VH1 and MTV's massive success <em>Are You The One?</em>, currently in its third season.  With a number of new projects in development for network and cable partners, the company continues to be regarded as trailblazers in the non-scripted world, garnering both critical and audience accolades worldwide.   </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
DAN FIERMAN NAMED EDITORIAL DIRECTOR OF MTV NEWShttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/DAN-FIERMAN-NAMED-EDITORIAL-DIRECTOR-OF-MTV-NEWS.aspxDAN FIERMAN NAMED EDITORIAL DIRECTOR OF MTV NEWSGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/12/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​Founding Editorial Director of Grantland Joins</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></strong><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Youth Entertainment Brand's Surging News Organization</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">​NEW YORK, NY – October 12, 2015 – </strong><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today named Dan Fierman as Vice President and Editorial Director of MTV News.  In his role, Fierman will oversee editorial strategy and operations for MTV News.  Fierman joins MTV from Grantland, where he had served as Editorial Director since launching the literary sports and pop culture digital magazine in 2011.  He will report to Colin Helms, Senior Vice President of Digital Media for MTV.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Dan is a top flight talent we've long admired for his ability to cut through and put something fresh, unique, and smart into the cultural conversation," said Kristin Frank, Executive Vice President of Connected Content for Viacom Music & Entertainment Group. "We've driven tremendous growth since relaunching MTV News a year ago and, with Dan on board, we're in a great position to sharpen our editorial point of view and connect with even more impact."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV News relaunched in 2014 on the strength of a newly built digital platform and expanded editorial team.  Since then, MTV News has grown to more than 40 million monthly unique visitors – up a monthly average of 97% year-over-year* – with real-time, multiplatform editorial content on everything from music and pop culture to politics and social issues.  MTV News is a driving force behind MTV's industry-leading social media footprint of more than 210 million followers worldwide.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">At Grantland, Fierman oversaw a team that helped bring ESPN its first Emmy for documentary short films, multiple Webby nominations, and three ASME nominations in 2015, a landmark showing for a digital first magazine.  Prior to launching Grantland, Fierman oversaw culture coverage and special packages at GQ, including the annual Men of the Year and Comedy Issues.  Fierman began his career at Entertainment Weekly in 1997 as a writer, authoring more than two dozen celebrity profiles and Hollywood business cover stories for the landmark pop culture magazine. </p><p><em>*Omniture, October 2014 to September 2015</em></p><p><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">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®, Grammy® and Peabody® 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: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http://www.mtvpress.com/&esheet=51173916&newsitemid=0&lan=en-US&anchor=http://www.mtvpress.com&index=1&md5=3cf7ce7375e70cf0bcd85766358eb798">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p>
MTV DEBUTS NEW TRAILER FOR "THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES" AT NEW YORK COMIC CON AND ANNOUNCES JANUARY 5 PREMIERE DATE http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-Debuts-New-Trailer-for-The-Shannara-Chronicles-at-New-York-Comic-Con.aspxMTV DEBUTS NEW TRAILER FOR "THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES" AT NEW YORK COMIC CON AND ANNOUNCES JANUARY 5 PREMIERE DATE GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/10/2015 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;">​<strong>MTV TAKES OVER TUESDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 5 WITH TWO-HOUR PREMIERE OF EPIC FANTASY SERIES "THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES"AND </strong><strong>RETURN OF HIT SCRIPTED DRAMA "TEEN WOLF"</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY (October 10, 2015) — </strong>MTV announced today to a packed room of fans during New York Comic Con that the new scripted drama, "The Shannara Chronicles," will debut with a special, two-hour premiere on Tuesday, January 5 at 10:00 PM ET/PT immediately following the return of fan-favorite, "Teen Wolf" at 9:00 PM ET/PT.  During the panel moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide, fans also got a first-look at an all-new trailer.  The trailer is available to view <a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1738280"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span></a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more ways to connect with "The Shannara Chronicles," like it on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theshannarachronicles?fref=ts"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Facebook</span></a> or follow the show on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Twitter</span>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Shannara Chronicles" is an epic television event based on the sweeping, best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks.  Set thousands of years in the future, the story follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil, Elvin Princess Amberle, and Human Rover Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The series stars genre favorites, John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings") and Manu Bennett ("Spartacus"), along with young Hollywood stars-on-the-rise, Austin Butler ("The Carrie Diaries"), Poppy Drayton ("When Calls The Heart") and Ivana Baquero ("Pan's Labyrinth").</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Shannara Chronicles" is written and executive produced by Al Gough and Miles Millar.  Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers. The first two episodes were directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles").  MTV is producing with Sonar Entertainment.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV<br></strong>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®, Grammy® and Peabody® 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. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.mtvpress.com</span></a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About Sonar Entertainment<br></strong>Sonar Entertainment is a multi-faceted independent creative company designed to meet today's ever-changing landscape in global television production and distribution.  With headquarters in Los Angeles and offices around the world, Sonar is uniquely positioned to participate in a variety of ways in order to create quality television series, miniseries and movies.  The company has the capabilities to develop, produce, acquire, deficit finance, package and distribute product both internationally and domestically. While primarily focused on the development and production of new product, Sonar is also the distributor of over 1,000 library titles comprised of award-winning programs from RHI Entertainment and Hallmark Entertainment, among others.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>

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