MTV SET TO AIR CKY: THE GREATEST HITS ON SUNDAY 11/2 AT 10PM ET/PThttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-SET-TO-AIR-CKY-THE-GREATEST-HITS-ON-SUNDAY-112-AT-10PM-ETPT.aspxMTV SET TO AIR CKY: THE GREATEST HITS ON SUNDAY 11/2 AT 10PM ET/PTGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/28/2014 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Take a Wild Look Back at the Journey To Stardom for Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn And the Rest Of CKY Before Teaming Up with Jackass crew</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Special Airs Immediately Following </strong><strong><em>Jackass Number Two </em></strong><strong>at 8 PM ET/PT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Santa Monica, CA</strong> <strong>(October, 28, 2014) - </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> announced today the <strong>CKY: The Greatest Hits</strong> special set to air on Sunday, 11/2 at 10 PM ET/PT. This one-hour special is the story of the crew of misfits led by skater Bam Margera whose home movies were some of the world's first viral videos, exploded into pop culture and became part of the blockbuster <em>Jackass</em> franchise. Preceded by <em>Jackass Number Two</em> at 8PM, this one-hour MTV special includes never-before-seen footage of Bam, Ryan Dunn and the rest of the CKY crew. Check out a clip from the CKY special here: <a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/1094793/cky-the-greatest-hits-sneak-peek.jhtml#id=1732118">http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/1094793/cky-the-greatest-hits-sneak-peek.jhtml#id=1732118</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the mid-90s, a group of misfits from Pennsylvania called <strong>CKY</strong> (aka "Camp Kill Yourself") crashed Hollywood and helped change the course of showbiz and pop culture. The special is told by Bam Margera and key members of the original <strong>CKY</strong> crew – including Bam's parents April and Phil Margera; his brother Jesse Margera; Chris Raab (aka Raab Himself), Rake Yohn and more. They revisit CKY's humble yet rebellious PA roots and looks back at their most audacious and hilarious antics. They started filming home movies and skate videos filled with devilishly creative yet simple stunts, skits and pranks and rode them all the way to red carpet stardom. From the Margeras' first homemade skits and the hugely popular CKY videos that arguably became the world's first viral videos, their success led them to become co-stars of the blockbuster <em>Jackass</em> franchise and eventually, their very own MTV series, <em>Viva La Bam</em>. Also appearing in the special are Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, Jackass director Jeff Tremaine, and pro skateboarders Kerry ("Hockey Temper") Getz and Tim O'Connor, who appeared on some of the original CKY tapes.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><strong>CKY: The Greatest Hits </strong>appears on MTV presented by The Exchange, through its' newly formed TV division, in association with Knight Owl Entertainment, and was produced by Foglight Entertainment.  The Executives in Charge from MTV are Lauren Dolgen, Michelle Klepper and Kristina Edwards. </p><p> </p><p><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p>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 www.mtvpress.com.<br> <br></p>
MTV CHRONICLES THE LIVES OF FOUR YOUNG AMERICAN SOLIDERS AND MARINES AS THEY RETURN FROM AFGHANISTANhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-CHRONICLES-THE-LIVES-OF-FOUR-YOUNG-AMERICAN-SOLIDERS-AND-MARINES-AS-THEY-RETURN-FROM-AFGHANISTAN.aspxMTV CHRONICLES THE LIVES OF FOUR YOUNG AMERICAN SOLIDERS AND MARINES AS THEY RETURN FROM AFGHANISTANGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/23/2014 7:00:00 AM<p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>MTV CHRONICLES THE LIVES OF FOUR YOUNG </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND MARINES AS THEY RETURN FROM AFGHANISTAN IN SPECIAL VETERANS DAY DOCUMENTARY "MTV'S GOT YOUR 6"</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>"Got Your 6" Premieres on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 5 p.m. ET/PT In Partnership with Leading Veteran's Advocacy Organization, Got Your 6</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY (October 23, 2014)</strong> – MTV today announced the premiere of a new, Millennial veteran-focused documentary, "<a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/got-your-6/">MTV's Got Your 6</a>," that seeks to shine a light on the unique experiences of young soldiers and Marines returning home from active duty. "MTV's Got Your 6" will premiere on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT, in partnership with leading veteran empowerment campaign, Got Your 6. Additionally, MTV will commemorate and cover Veterans Day from a unique Millennial perspective all day, on-air and across its editorial and social platforms in an effort to leverage attention to post-911 servicemen and women.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:1.6;">With over one million Americans deployed and now returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, this urgent and timely topic is one that political leaders, communities and families are increasingly pressed to address. Using profound and heart-stopping GoPro footage shot by the soldiers and Marines themselves on the ground in Afghanistan, the documentary takes viewers to the front lines of what these individuals experienced overseas and how that has impacted the men they are today. Additionally, candid interviews and footage from their daily routines as they transition to life stateside will provide a rare and unfiltered look at the extraordinary sacrifices our soldiers and Marines make for the love of their country.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:1.6;">Derived from the noble military jargon that means, "I've got your back," "MTV's Got Your 6" documentary follows the individual stories of four </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">young soldiers and Marines from across the country as they return from Afghanistan and settle back into their communities and lives away from the front lines. Viewers will see that for these soldiers and Marines, and countless others, the immediate relief from the stress of combat upon returning home is replaced with new stressors and obstacles. While the hurdles of post-traumatic stress disorder, broken relationships and anxiety haunt these young men, they remain positive and hopeful as to what their future's hold. Throughout the documentary, viewers will see the power of friendships, family and community and the roles they play in helping these soldiers settle back into civilian life.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:1.6;">"MTV's Got Your 6" profiles the lives of the following veterans:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Dustin (25, Stephenville, TX) – A Corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps, Dustin was spared severe injury and possible death when a young Afghani boy warned him of a landmine. He's eager to join a local EMT training program in hopes of becoming a firefighter for his small town.</li><li>Chris (25, Orlando, FL) – Chris is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran whose wife gave birth to his son while he was in Afghanistan. He named his son after his best friend and fellow soldier who died in combat. </li><li>Tim "TJ" (22, Sun Valley, CA) – The recipient of a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat, Tim draws strength from his fellow veterans and friends in his community. Military service runs in his family as his father and grandfather both served.</li><li>Geoffrey (25, Lancaster, PA) – Currently a military recruiter, Geoffrey would jump at the chance to return to combat if the opportunity arose. For now, he's busy planning his wedding with his fiancé whom he credits with keeping him grounded upon his return from the war.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">To request a screener link to the complete documentary, please reach out to MTV contacts below.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:1.6;">"</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">MTV's Got Your 6" will drive viewers to a custom resource hub where they will be able to hear more stories from other veterans and learn how to help em</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">power our returning service members. Additionally, viewers will be able to access help resources specifically designed for veterans and their loved ones through </span><a href="http://www.halfofus.com/situation/veteran-issues/" style="line-height:1.6;">Half of Us</a><span style="line-height:1.6;">, mtvU and the Jed Foundation's campaign to improve emotional health.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:1.6;">Karga Seven Pictures is the production company for "MTV's Got Your 6." Dave Sirulnick and Jackie Phillips serve as Executive Producers for MTV. </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Jonathan Mussman serves as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV. Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly Mcpherson, Emre Sahin and Kim Kantner are Executive Producers for Karga Seven Pictures. "MTV's Got Your 6" is production of MTV News and Docs.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;">About the Got Your 6 Campaign</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Got Your 6 is a collective impact campaign designed to help bridge the military-civilian divide. Combining the reach and resources of the entertainment industry with the expertise and commitment of more than 30 non-profit organizations, the campaign works to advance the conversation in America so veterans and military families are seen as leaders and civic assets who will invigorate our communities. In 2013, Got Your 6 distributed grants totaling nearly $3 million to a dozen veteran-focused non-profit partners, through support from organizations such as Wells Fargo, Macy's, and Goodwill Industries. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.gotyour6.org/">www.gotyour6.org</a>.  Be the Change, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the organizing body and fiscal sponsor of Got Your 6.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;">About Karga Seven Pictures</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Specializing in non-fiction television, feature films and commercials,<em> </em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/arts/television/karga-seven-a-go-to-company-for-tv-science-shows.html">Karga Seven Pictures</a> is a highly sought-after creator of premium programming. Karga Seven has produced programming both domestically and internationally from their Los Angeles-based headquarters, as well as their offices in Istanbul, Turkey. Karga Seven Pictures Principals and Executive Producers have more than 20 years experience writing and producing for networks such as Discovery, History, National Geographic, Science, MTV, Food Network, Cooking, TLC and Travel Channel.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;">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, 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="https://owa.viacom.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx">www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">#  #  #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>MTV CONTACTS:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Shumaker</p><p style="text-align:justify;">212.846.5755 / <a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="line-height:1.6;">Mariana Agathoklis</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">212.846.7625 / <a href="mailto:Mariana.Agathoklis@mtvstaff.com">Mariana.Agathoklis@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;">GOT YOUR 6 CONTACTS:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Megan Haverland</p><p style="text-align:justify;">310.300.3198 / <a href="mailto:megan@beckmedia.com">megan@beckmedia.com</a></p>
MTV GREENLIGHTS TWO UNSCRIPTED SERIES FOR 2015 “BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW” AND “TODRICK”http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-GREENLIGHTS-TWO-UNSCRIPTED-SERIES-FOR-2015---“BROKE-A$$-GAME-SHOW”-AND-“TODRICK”.aspxMTV GREENLIGHTS TWO UNSCRIPTED SERIES FOR 2015 “BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW” AND “TODRICK”GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/22/2014 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Santa Monica, CA</strong> <strong>(October, 22, 2014) - </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> announced today the pick-up of two unscripted series set to debut in 2015.  The greenlights include <strong>"Broke A$$ Game Show,"</strong> a half-hour comedy that hits the streets of NYC with hosts Derek Gaines and David Magidoff as they lure unsuspecting contestants to push their personal limits for cash, and <strong>"Todrick,"</strong> starring talented vocalist, actor, director, choreographer and popular You Tube star Todrick Hall who invites viewers into his creative factory to watch his team collaborate on his weekly videos as they all pursue their dreams of performing and entertaining. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Broke A$$ Game Show" and "Todrick" have only one thing in common – they each have incredibly fresh and fun creative forces behind them," said Susanne Daniels, MTV President of Programming.  "We love the hilariously imaginative, unusual games in "Broke A$$" and we're excited to bring Todrick's tenacious energy and multi-dimensional talent to MTV for his first-ever series."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Show Descriptions:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>"Broke A$$ Game Show"</strong> – This half-hour comedy hits the streets of NYC, luring unsuspecting contestants to push their personal limits for cash.  By never wasting money on fancy lights, stages or expensive props, hosts David Magidoff and Derek Gaines bring the savings to the people with truly "broke a$$" challenges and irreverent games all promising cold hard cash in exchange for contestants' dignity. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><strong>Producers:</strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>B-17 Entertainment (A Division of Core Media Group)</strong></span></p><ul><li>Rhett Bachner (EP)</li><li>Brien Meagher (EP)</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Executives in Charge for MTV:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Lauren Dolgen</li><li>Colin Nash</li><li>Kristina Edwards</li><li>Jennifer Russakoff</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Episode Order:</strong></p><p>30-minutes/8 episodes</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>"TODRICK" –</strong> In his new weekly MTV docu-series, quadruple-threat Todrick Hall lets fans into his creative factory and introduces them to the passionate troupe of creative collaborators who pour heart and soul into his weekly videos.  Unwilling to wait for Hollywood to make them stars, Todrick and his faithful crew write, choreograph, style, and direct full-scale productions weekly – all while balancing side jobs to pay the bills – to try to make their dreams come true on their own terms.  Visit Todrick's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/todrickhall">YouTube channel</a> to check out his unique talents and see what everyone has been raving about.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Brian Graden Media</strong></span></p><ul><li>Brian Graden (EP)</li><li>Danny Salles (EP)</li><li>Lois Curren (EP)</li><li>Gaurav Misra (EP)</li><li>LB Horschler – Executive in Charge</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Executive Producers:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Scooter Braun / SB Projects (EP)</li><li>Todrick Hall (EP)</li><li>Danny Rose (EP)</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTV Executives:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Dave Sirulnick (EP)</li><li>Ryan Kroft (EP)</li><li>Jonathan Mussman – Executive in Charge</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Episode Order:</strong></p><p>30-minutes/ 8 episodes</p><p> </p><p><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p>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 www.mtvpress.com.</p><p> </p>
mtvU’s RATEMYPROFESSORS.COM ANNOUNCES 2014 HIGHEST-RATED PROFESSORS AND COLLEGEShttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/mtvU’s-RATEMYPROFESSORS.COM-ANNOUNCES-2014-HIGHEST-RATED-PROFESSORS-AND-COLLEGES.aspxmtvU’s RATEMYPROFESSORS.COM ANNOUNCES 2014 HIGHEST-RATED PROFESSORS AND COLLEGESGP0|#b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0;L0|#0b655f2a5-5c9d-4b31-b9b3-36635afbcbf0|MTVu;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/21/2014 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">​​​Indian River State College's Pat Fitzsimmons Named Top Professor; </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">University of Wisconsin-Madison, Washington University in St. Louis and University of Georgia Lead the Site's Annual University ​Rankings</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">James Madison University Professor David Daniel Tops the Hottest Professor List for Third Consecutive Year</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">New York, NY (October 21, 2014)</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1"> – </span><a href="http://www.mtvu.com/"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">mtvU</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">'s </span><a href="http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">RateMyProfessors.com</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">, the largest online destination for college professor ratings, today released its </span><a href="http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/toplists/topLists.jsp"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">annual lists</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1"> ranking the nation's top professors and universities, based entirely on students' input. To coincide with the release of its Top Lists, the recently re-designed site includes several upgrades to functionality including a mobile-friendly interface, improved search function, and the capacity to add descriptive tags to professor ratings. This year's list of top university professors was topped by </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Indian River State College's (Florida) Pat Fitzsimmons</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">, a Mathematics professor, followed by Chad J. Kuyper, a Speech professor at </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Florida State College at Jacksonville </strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">and Monessa Cummins, a classics professor at </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Grinnell College (Iowa)</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Topping the nation's list of universities are </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">University of Wisconsin Madison, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Georgia and James Madison University (Virginia). </strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">This year's top universities list is dominated by many colleges located in the South, with 13 of the top 25 schools coming from that region, including the</span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1"> University of Texas</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1"> and </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Vanderbilt University</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">.</span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1"> </strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Many colleges increased their ranking from the 2012-2013 list including the </span><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">University of Wisconsin – Madison</strong><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1"> going from number five to the number one spot. The rankings for best schools were determined by analyzing both professor ratings and campus ratings. Different from typical college rankings, this list is generated entirely from the input of the students themselves – providing an authentic overview of daily life at each respective school.  The full lists for all categories are included below and can be viewed at </span><a href="http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/toplists/topLists.jsp"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Toplists.ratemyprofessors.com</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">As many students continue to pursue moderately priced alternatives to traditional four-year universities, RateMyProfessors.com once again published a list of highest-rated junior and community colleges. <strong>Pulaski Technical College (Arkansas)</strong> clinched the top spot, with <strong>Snow College (Utah) </strong>and <strong>Miracosta College (California) </strong>following close behind, while eight of the top junior colleges on this year's list are located in California, including <strong>Santa Barbara City College</strong>, <strong>Mira Costa College</strong> and <strong>Cypress College</strong>. This year's top junior and community college professor is Melinda Shoemaker, a Behavioral Science professor from the<strong> Broward College (Florida)</strong> – one of nine junior college professors from Florida to make the list – followed by Joseph Maestas, a Physical Education professor from <strong>Tarrant County College (Texas).</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Students posting on RateMyProfessors.com praised this year's highest-ranked university professor, Pat Fitzsimmons of <strong>Indian River State College, </strong>stating, "Professor Fitzsimmons was great! She was always clear on what she expected from her students and when assignments were due. She went above and beyond to keep her students informed of things such as upcoming study workshops and even job fairs. She really cares about the success of her students!" Other students continued to remark on her love for her students, writing, that Professor Fitzsimmons was "one of the best math teachers I have ever had. Math is not my strongest subject, but when I took her it was a different story. If you want an amazing math teacher take her! She is clear and gives you many opportunities to pass the class. She cares a lot for her students."</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Students shared similar sentiment about highest-ranked junior and community college professor Melinda Shoemaker, of <strong>Broward College</strong>. One student wrote, "Prof. Shoemaker is such a great lady. She's funny, articulate and just smart! She makes her classes very interesting and quite informative. She wants her students to learn and excel. Participate and you will surely learn a lot with this teacher." </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Meanwhile, psychology professor David Daniel at <strong>James Madison University</strong> secured the top spot on the annual RateMyProfessor.com "Hottest Professors" for the third year in a row. Students raved about David saying, "Awesome professor! His lectures are well worth attending, he is so funny and you will learn so much and laugh so much too! He was great in person when I asked questions. He was very helpful and still funny." </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">RateMyProfessors.com is built for college students, by college students and it is the highest-trafficked U.S. college professor rating site (Omniture). Owned and operated by MTV's college network, mtvU, the site consists entirely of student-generated ratings of current or former professors, featuring more than 7,000 schools, 1.4 million professors and 15 million ratings.  RateMyProfessors.com reaches 6 million college students on average each month. </span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">​The 2014 RateMyProfessors.com Rankings Include:</strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Top 25 University Professors</strong></span></p><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;font-family:tahoma;"><ol><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">1. Pat Fitzsimmons, Mathematics, Indian River State College (FL)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">2. Chad J Kuyper, Speech, Florida State College at Jacksonville</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">3. Monessa Cummins, Classics, Grinnell College (IA)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">4. David Cook, Art, Georgia Gwinnett College</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">5. Kenneth Anderson, Music, University of California San Diego</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">6. Devon Hanahan, Spanish, College of Charleston</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">7. Judson Everitt, Sociolo</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">gy, Loyola University Chicago</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">8. Douglas Klutz, Criminal Justice, University of Alabama</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">9. Christopher Atwater, Management, George Mason University (VA)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">10. Jerry West, Mathematics, University of Arkansas Ft. Smith</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">11. Karen Dodson, English, University of North Georgia-Gainsville</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">12.​ Rosalind Hall, Music, Bringham Young University (UT)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">13. James Brenner, Health Science, Westchester University of Pennsylvania</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">14. John Ryan, Communication, San Francisco State University</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">15. Barb Childers, Education, Bowling Green State University (OH)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">16. George Jucha, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">17. Eric Schuchardt, Political Science, Southeast Missouri State University</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">18. Fran Iacobellis, Nursing, Long Island University</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">19. Scooter Pegram, Languages, Indiana University Northwest</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">20. Laura Pence, Chemistry, University of Hartford</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">21. Brian Redondo, Psychology, Rowan University (NJ)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">22. James Stroud, Education, Ball State University (IN)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">23. Kelly Champagne, Mathematics, Nicholls State University (LA)</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">24. Rawlslyn Francis, English, Florida State College at Jacksonville</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">25. Bonnie MacKey, Education, University of Houston - Clear Lake </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><br></li></ol></span><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>​Top 25 Universities </strong></span></p><ol><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">1. University of Wisconsin - Madison</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">2. Washington University in St Louis</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">3. University of Georgia</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">4. James Madison University (VA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">5. Vanderbilt University (TN)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">6. Texas A&M University At College Station </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">7. University of Texas</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">8. Texas Christian University</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">9. Brigham Young University (UT)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">10. Auburn University (AL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">11. Pennsylvania State University</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">12. University of Michigan</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">13. Cornell University (NY)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">14. Emory University (GA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">15. University of California Santa Barbara</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">16. University of Southern California</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">17. St. Olaf College (MN)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">18. University of Dayton</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">19. Michigan State University</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">20. Gustavas Adolphus College (MN)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">21. St. Johns University-College of St. Benedict (MN)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">22. North Carolina State University</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">23. Mississippi State University</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">24. University of Miami</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">25. University of Alabama<br> <br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Top 25 Junior and Community Colleges</strong></span></span></li></ol><ol><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">1. Pulaski Technical College (AR)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">2. Snow College (UT)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">3. MiraCosta College (all) (CA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">4. Santa Barbara City College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">5. Johnson County Community College (KS)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">6. Palo Alto College (TX)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">7. Cypress College (CA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">8. Anne Arundel Community College (MD)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">9. Tallahassee Community College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">10. Moraine Valley Community College (IL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">11. Chaffey College (all) (CA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">12. Lone Star College (all) (TX)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">13. Howard Community College (MD)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">14. Pasco-Hernando State College (FL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">15. Santa Rosa Junior College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">16. Orange Coast College (CA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">17. Estrella Mountain Community College (AZ)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">18. Lakeland Community College (OH)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">19. Harford Community College (MD)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">20. Foothill College (CA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">21. Volunteer State Community College (TN)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">22. Valencia College-Osceola Campus (FL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">23. Mountain View College (TX)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">24. Richland College (TX)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">25. Mt. San Antonio College<br><br> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Top 25 Professors at Junior and Community Colleges</strong></span></span></li></ol><ol><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">1. Melinda Shoemaker, Behavioral Sciences, Broward College (all campuses) (FL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">2. Joseph Maestas, Physical Education, Tarrant County College (all campuses) (TX)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">3. Charlie Meehan, English, Miami Dade College (all campuses)  </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">4. Tim Ratliff, Communication, College of Dupage (IL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">5. David Breed, Mathematics, Edmonds Community College (WA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">6. Pamela Egan-Mason, Strategies For Success, Palm Beach State College (all campuses)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">7. Sameer Gavankar, Kinesiology, Santa Monica College </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">8. Julia Dickinson, Psychology, Ohlone College (CA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">9. Carl Seward, Mathematics, Tidewater Community College (VA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">10. Eugene Hliebay, Law, Macomb Community College (all campuses) (MI)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">11. Bie Han Tan, Mathematics, City College of San Francisco </span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">12. Abigail Kennedy, Biology, Lone Star College (all campuses) (TX)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">13. Sara Elabed-Tolosa, English as a Second Language, Passaic County Community College (NJ)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">14. Carol Groseclose, Health Science, Miami Dade College (all campuses)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">15. Sam Blank, Communication, Borough of Manhattan Community College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">16. Lou Ann Gibson, Child Development, San Diego Messa College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">17. Michael Woodrow, Criminal Justice, Brookdale Community College (NJ)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">18. Raeann Sue Hansen, Mathematics, Salt Lake Community College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">19. Lee Gonshor, Biology, Gulf Coast State College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">20. Alicia Mendiola, Child and Family Studies, East Los Angeles College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">21. Kimberly Myers, Mathematics, St. Petersburg College (all campuses)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">22. Mirtha Ansoleaga, Business, Miami Dade College (all campuses)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">23. Sharon Lowe, History, Truckee Meadows Community College (NV)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">24. Nancy Barbara, Communication, Hillsborough Community College (all campuses) (FL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">25. Amie Dunstan, Psychology, Lorain County Community College (OH) <br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Top 10 Hottest Professors</strong></span></span></li></ol><ol><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">1. David Daniel, Psychology, James Madison University (VA)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">2. Paul Evans, Biology, Brigham Young University (UT)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">3. Ruth Dellinger, Mathematics, Florida State College at Jacksonville</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">4. Thomas Beard, Economics, Auburn University (AL)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">5. Barbara Kalvelage, Biology, University of Southern Indiana</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">6. Daniel Norton, Communications, Seattle Central College</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">7. Corey Manchester, Mathematics & Statistics, San Diego State University</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">8. Adrienne Alaie, Biology, Hunter College (NY)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">9. Marsha Lindsay, Humanities, Lone Star College (all) (TX)</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">10. Dana Cantu, English, South Texas College (all)<br><br></span></li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Top Lists Ranking Methodology </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. With more than 7,000 schools and 15 million ratings, RateMyProfessors.com is the highest trafficked free site for quickly researching and rating more than 1.4 million professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Each year, RateMyProfessors.com compiles Top Lists of the highest-rated professors, hottest professors, and top schools in the U.S. based on ratings from students.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">The site uses a five-point Likert scale as well as a binary scoring system for students to rate professors. Below is a summary of the overall methodology used to compile the 2014 rankings as well as notations for each of the categories<sup>1</sup>.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Professors are ranked according to the following methodology: Each individual professor rating is first standardized and, subsequently, the standardized scores for the past three years are weighted, putting more weight on recent years and less weight on ratings from the past (15 percent for 2012, 25 percent for 2013, 60 percent for 2014). Using the weighted score, professors are ranked from high to low. Only professors with 30 ratings or more are included to provide statistical significance.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">​It should also be noted that school size does not affect the outcome of the lists nor does it give professors from larger schools an advantage over their corollaries from smaller schools. RateMyProfessors.com performed a regression analysis on school size vs. number of ratings and found no noteworthy correlation. Here is a look at how each of the lists are compiled:</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Highest Rated Professors </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Students rate professors on several dimensions: Clarity, Helpfulness, Easiness and rater interest (interest level prior to attending the class). However, a professor's Overall Quality rating (which informs the highest rated professor list) is determined by an equal weighting of only two criteria: clarity and helpfulness. 5 is the highest rating and 1 is the lowest rating for each of the above-mentioned dimensions. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Hottest Professors </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">A professor who receives a chili pepper is considered "hot." Chili peppers are awarded based on the sum of positive and negative (hot or not) ratings. For instance, if a professor receives 7 "hots" and 6 "nots" the "hots" will be counted as "+" and the "nots" as "-". The sum of these (7-6) equals 1, meaning the professor will receive a chili pepper. If the result had been negative, the professor would not receive a chili pepper. Professors are ranked by highest numerical value in this case. For instance a -3 result is higher than a -4. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Highest Rated Schools </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">School rankings are based partially on the above professor ratings. In order to assemble a school's rating, we include both its overall Professor Average rating, as well as its Overall School Rating which is an average of its campus ratings<sup>2</sup>. We weigh professor ratings and campus ratings equally (50 percent each), which implies that a top school scores high both in terms of academics as well as campus life. Similar to the professor ratings, in order to provide statistical significance, we only admit schools with at least 30 rated professors and 30 campus ratings. Using the resulting scores, schools are ranked from high to low.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1"><em><sup>1</sup></em><em>Data analysis is conducted with the help of Wolfgang Jank who is the Anderson Professor of Global Management in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at the University of South Florida.</em></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1"><em><sup>2</sup></em><em>Campus Ratings is an element on RMP that allows students to rate schools based on reputation, location, career opportunities, school library, campus grounds and common areas, internet speed on campus, food on campus, clubs and events, social activities and whether or not the student is happy with their decision to attend the school.</em></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-1">​About mtvU</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">Broadcast to more than 750 college campuses as well as via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches nearly 9 million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others.  mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus.  mtvU airs music videos from emerging artists that can't be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change.  mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more.  For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit </span><a href="http://www.mtvu.com/"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">www.mtvU.com</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1">.</span></p>
MTV CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE TELEVISION EVENT OF THE YEAR: THE FINAL SEASON OF "SNOOKI & JWOWW"http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-CORDIALLY-INVITES-YOU-TO-THE-TELEVISION-EVENT-OF-THE-YEAR--THE-FINAL-SEASON-OF-SNOOKI--JWOWW.aspxMTV CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE TELEVISION EVENT OF THE YEAR: THE FINAL SEASON OF "SNOOKI & JWOWW"GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/8/2014 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:left;"><strong>The Farewell Season To Include Two Babies and One Wedding Premiering Wednesday, November 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT </strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Click </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1731593"><strong>here</strong></a> <strong>for The Season Four Trailer</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY (October 8, 2014) – </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/">MTV</a> is giving fans one final spray tan dose of everyone's favorite BFF's, Snooki & JWOWW.  The network announced today that the final season of the hit reality series, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/snooki_jwoww/">"Snooki & JWOWW,"</a> will premiere on <strong>Wednesday, November 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT</strong>.  The series returns with 12 all-new episodes chronicling the zany antics of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, their fiancés Jionni LaValle and Roger Mathews, and their new babies.  In what is sure to be their wildest season yet, fans will witness the besties as they tackle life milestones including new motherhood and upcoming nuptials.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past five years, viewers have fallen in love with Snooki and JWOWW, who have become a modern day Laverne and Shirley, watching them go from party girls to motherhood and roommates to wombmates, while trading in beer for baby bottles. Now it's time to say goodbye and see how it all ends.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I have never been more proud to be a part of a show.  Since their first steps on the 'Jersey Shore,' I have watched these women go out, accomplish big things and find exactly what they wanted out of their lives:  a 'guido-husband/fiancé' and to start their own families.  I love these ladies and we will end this series on MTV with a bang as their lives are just getting started!  Personally, I can't wait to put Lorenzo, Meilani, and Giovanna in the 'Jersey Shore' house one day," said SallyAnn Salsano, Founder & President of 495 Productions.  </p><p>"It's the last and best season yet. Two babies and a wedding!  Snooki and JWOWW do it like nobody else and viewers will have one more chance to see their meaningful once-in-a-lifetime adventures," said Susanne Daniels, President of Programming for MTV.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The final season of "Snooki & JWOWW" follows the dynamic duo as they deal with the craziest adventure of all - motherhood.  Snooki and JWOWW have always joked about their desire to be pregnant together, and it's finally happened! With both girls pregnant (JWOWW's first and Snooki's second) and living next door to each other, the girls are growing up before our eyes.  There's always time for fun, whether they're attending yoga class together, making sushi for the boys, or preparing for Snooki's upcoming wedding.  The season will feature a mix of laughs and tender moments.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information and additional content, viewers can go to <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/snooki_jwoww/series.jhtml">MTV.com</a> to catch up on season 1, 2 and 3 of "Snooki & JWOWW" and get sneak peeks of the all-new upcoming season. Additionally, to connect with Snooki and JWOWW fans can "like" the "Snooki & JWOWW" <a href="https://www.facebook.com/snookiandjwoww?ref=br_tf">Facebook</a> page and use the hashtags #SnookiAndJWOWW on Twitter.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"<a href="http://snookiandjwoww.mtv.com/">Snooki & JWOWW</a>" is produced by 495 Productions –the production company behind "<a href="http://jerseyshore.mtv.com/">Jersey Shore</a>." Sally Ann Salsano and Pam LaLima serves as Executive Producers for 495 Productions. Elli Hakami and James DeSimas serve as the development executives for MTV. Janay Dutton and Marko Radosavljevic are the executives in charge of production for MTV.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">About MTV:          </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 <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a> 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/">www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p>
MTV HEADS TO ALASKA WITH NEW SERIES “SLEDNECKS” PREMIERING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT WITH AN EXTENDED 90-MINUTE SPECIAL http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/MTV-HEADS-TO-ALASKA-WITH-NEW-SERIES-SLEDNECKS-PREMIERING-THURSDAY-OCTOBER-30-AT-10PM-ET.aspxMTV HEADS TO ALASKA WITH NEW SERIES “SLEDNECKS” PREMIERING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT WITH AN EXTENDED 90-MINUTE SPECIAL GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e110/2/2014 7:00:00 AM​<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">MTV's "Slednecks" to Air Back-to-Back Episodes Every Thursday Starting At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT</strong><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><br><br>Click </strong><a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/1086406/slednecks-trailer.jhtml"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Here</strong></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To Check Out The Series Trailer</strong><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></strong><strong><br><br>Network to Release the Premiere Episode on the MTV App One Week Ahead of the Television Debut </strong><p style="text-align:justify;"><br><strong>SANTA MONICA, CA (October 2, 2014)</strong> – <a href="http://www.mtv.com/"><strong>MTV</strong></a><strong> </strong>is heading to Alaska with new series <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/slednecks/"><strong>"Slednecks"</strong></a> premiering on <strong>Thursday, October 30 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT</strong> with an extended 90-minute special to kick off the season.  The weekly half-hour comedic docu-series follows a close group of adventurous friends living in rural Wasilla, Alaska. The 18-episode series will air all-new back-to-back episodes every Thursday starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  To view the series trailer click <a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/1086406/slednecks-trailer.jhtml"><strong>here</strong></a><strong>.</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Polar Bear plunges, airboating on ice, glacier parties, river wakeboarding, and human catapulting are just some of the action-packed adventures these 'Slednecks' get into, while also navigating dramatic friendships and relationships in the prime of their lives.  With mountains and rivers as their playground, these friends make the most of what they have while always having a blast.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"There have been plenty of shows about Alaska but nothing about life as a Millennial in Alaska.  These kids live in extreme conditions, have this beautiful place as their playground, and they take full advantage of it," said Lauren Dolgen Head of West Coast Reality Programming,  EVP Series Development.  "It's an amazing opportunity to show viewers a world they haven't seen through the eyes of this tight knit group of friends and their crazy adventures."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Meet the Group of Friends </strong></span></p><p><strong>Jackie, 22</strong><br><strong> </strong>Jackie is an Inupiat Eskimo from Kotzebue, Alaska which is north of the Arctic Circle. This Alaskan native is proud of her heritage whether it's sharing traditions with her friends, working in the mines or riding dirt bikes, her genuine personality is always shining.<br> <br><strong>Trevor, 24</strong><br><strong> </strong>Trevor is a self-proclaimed 'Fungineer' who builds things out of random junk and in order to bring the 'fun' to the next level.  He is the continual jokester, who never takes anything too seriously. Currently, Trevor works at the airboat shop with his best friend, Kelly<strong>,</strong> where the two can't seem to stay out of trouble.<br> <br><strong>Kelly, 22</strong></p><p>Kelly is a local who continually finds ways to mess up his relationship with his on-again off-again girlfriend Sierra. If not in the dog house he can usually be found messing around with his best friend Trevor pushing airboats and snowmobiles to the limit or building ridiculous contraptions for his friends' entertainment. <br><strong> </strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Sierra, 22                                                     </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sierra is sassy and outspoken and where she goes drama follows. She has been in a tumultuous relationship with longtime love Kelly and the two can't seem to escape each other. One thing is certain though she can't help but get involved in everybody's business. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Amber, 22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Amber is not your typical Alaskan girl, she is bubbly, loud, and feminine. She recently moved to Wasilla from the "big city" of Anchorage, Alaska and lives with Jackie, Zeke and Trevor.  Amber is a reliable friend and is great at dealing with conflict amongst their group.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Zeke, 22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ever since he was a kid his mom called him "Adventure Zeke" and he has a reputation for being a "bad ass" and a "player." This adrenaline junkie can fix and ride almost anything and spends his free time mastering tricks wake boarding, ice driving, jumping snow machines, or ripping it up on a dirt bike.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Tosca, 22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tosca is a carefree "tomboy" who is known for breaking hearts around town. This tattooed<span style="text-decoration:line-through;">  </span>Alaskan fashionista is close with her protective military dad and is currently studying to become a mortician. She can also shoot skeet better than most of the guys around town.</p><p><strong>Dylan, 22</strong></p><p>Known as "El Tornado," Dylan continually dances for work and for laughs, but underneath his laid-back and fun attitude is a nice guy who proudly helps support his mom and younger siblings.</p><p><strong>Big Mike, 24</strong><br><strong> </strong>Even at 6'5 and 300 lbs. Big Mike is a big teddy bear with a heart of gold.  He is 'pure bred Alaskan' and as a good friend to most of the girls in the group, he always provides a good shoulder to lean on. </p><p><strong style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Hali, 22</strong><br></p><p><strong> </strong>Hali is the "straight shooter" of the crew and is known for her honesty and "tell it how it is" attitude.  She is Sierra<strong>'s</strong> best friend, and can't help but poke her nose in other people<strong>'s </strong>business<strong>, </strong>which usually stirs up the pot. </p><p><strong>Samantha, 19</strong><br><strong> </strong>Samantha is a self-assured single 19 year-old who loves attention.  She currently works part time as house keeper to pay the bills and has been close friends with Zeke for years. Because she is one of the youngest, she is still finding her way within the group.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Building upon previous successes, MTV will pre-release the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/shows/slednecks/">"Slednecks"</a> pilot on the MTV App a week ahead of the premiere on October 23, 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.  Throughout the week, fans can watch the premiere episode on the app on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtv/id422366403?mt=8">iOS</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mtvn.mtvPrimeAndroid">Android</a>, XBOX One App and Xbox 360 for Xbox Live members in the U.S. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The MTV App provides fans unmatched access to current as well as retro favorites via TV Everywhere. Access to full-length episodes in the MTV App is included as part of a subscriber's TV service package from any one of over twenty distributors, including AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Cox, DIRECTV, EPB Fiber Optics, Hawaiian Telcom, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS, which collectively reach over 55 million homes. Subscribers simply need to sign in with their TV provider credentials to watch full episodes. All users will be able to access original content that extends the narrative of the show, including after shows, cast interviews and original webisodes.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV's "Slednecks" is executive produced by John Stevens, Eli Holzman, Stephen Lambert and Mike Lang for Zoo Productions/All3Media America and Jenny Novak from Parallel Entertainment. Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash, David Osper, Kristina Edwards serve as the Executives for MTV.  Margaret Goodman is the Production Executive. </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 <a href="http://mtv.com/">MTV.com</a> 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://www.mtvpress.com/">www.mtvpress.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>ABOUT ZOO PRODUCTIONS / ALL3MEDIA AMERICA</strong></p><p> ZOO Productions is a recognized leader in reality TV.  With a focus on comedy, the company's programming ranges from games to hidden cameras to follow docs.  Hit shows created by ZOO include Girls Behaving Badly, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and Buckwild.  In 2008, ZOO was acquired by ALL3MEDIA</p><p>All3Media America is the Los Angeles-based production studio for All3Media, a global production and distribution group of companies headquartered in the UK.  Established in December 2012, All3Media America develops and produces a wide range of original scripted and non-scripted programming specifically for the US market as well as serving as the domestic production base for the group's international formats and the group companies' US development.   All3Media America companies include Bentley, Company Pictures, ID-TV, Lime, Maverick, MME, North One, Objective, South Pacific Pictures, Studio Lambert and Zoo Productions.  The company currently has series in production or development with a large number of broadcast and cable networks, including the Emmy award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS.  All3Media America's formats and finished programs are distributed internationally by All3Media International</p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p>​ </p>

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