or


[10/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
MTV Greenlights Third Season of Reality Drama Series "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" and Picks Up New Reality Drama Series "8th & Ocean"

[via press release from MTV]

MTV Greenlights Third Season Of Reality Drama Series "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" And Picks Up New Reality Drama Series "8th & Ocean"

New York, NY, October 6, 2005 � MTV: Music Television today announced the greenlight for a third season of the hit series �Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,� returning in 2006. The network also greenlit new reality drama series �8th & Ocean,� set to premiere in Q1 �06.

From the team behind MTV�s genre-bending series �Laguna Beach,� �8th & Ocean� will capture the real lives of the cast but will have the look and feel of a scripted drama. Telling the story of 10 young male and female models living together in a beachfront apartment complex while enduring the cut-throat world of fashion, this reality drama is shot in the style of a narrative film, but with an �indie edge.� There are no interviews or confessionals � the stories are told purely through probing camerawork, eclectic music and unscripted dialogue.

Every year thousands of potential models converge on the sun-drenched, bikini-clad town of South Beach, Miami with the hopes of making it big. Drama unfolds when competitive and interpersonal relationships heat up as these aspiring models hustle off to casting calls, sexy photo shoots and client go-sees while enjoying the seductive South Beach scene. Their agency, Irene Marie, a pioneer in the modeling industry in South Beach, and its booking agents work to guide these na�ve and often self-doubting models in the hopes of turning them into successful pros. Underneath their flawless looks lies a bed of insecurity, uncertainty and apprehension about succeeding in this new world, but ultimately only the strong will survive.

All living in agency-owned apartments, the models work to make their dreams come true while dealing with the highs and lows of this demanding business. And with six girls in one apartment and four guys in another, competition and emotions are sure to boil over in these tight quarters.

"'Laguna Beach�s' winning blend of fly-on-the-wall teen drama and artfully shot entertainment has truly connected with our audience,� said Brian Graden, President, Entertainment MTV Music Group and President, Logo. ��8th & Ocean� will build upon this distinctive method of storytelling with a compelling cast of models striving to succeed on the sands of South Beach.�

�Our goal with �8th & Ocean� is to pull back the curtains on this seemingly glamorous business and present the real life drama of this dynamic group of young models,�� said Tony DiSanto, Executive Producer for �Laguna Beach� and �8th & Ocean.� �Like �Laguna Beach� we are approaching the storytelling of �8th & Ocean� without the standard visual and structural conventions of reality television. We are going for a unique cinematic style with a narrative which will allow the viewers to feel as though they are there, eavesdropping on the lives of these up-and-coming models.�

Heralded by numerous critics, �Laguna Beach� has proven to be not just a ratings winner, but also a franchise success for the network. Through 11 weeks, the second season of �Laguna Beach� has reached over 73 million viewers (P2+) and is the most watched program in its time period (Mon 10-10:30pm) among P12-24 across all of television, even out-delivering broadcast. In addition, the first season DVD is one of the top selling TV on DVD�s this year, selling more than 300,000 units to-date. Since the second season premiere, MTV.com�s site-wide traffic for �Laguna Beach� content has generated more than 90 million page views to-date, while �Laguna Beach: The After Show� served nearly 6.3 million streams on the broadband video channel MTV Overdrive.

The season finale of �Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County� is scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 10:00PM (ET/PT).

�8th & Ocean� was created by Liz Gateley. Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Andrew Hoegl and Jonathan Singer are Executive Producers. Billy Taylor serves as Co-Executive Producer. Nicole Vorias serves as the Development Executive for �8th & Ocean.� George McTeague is Supervising Producer.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc., is one of the world�s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services � MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 80 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





  [october 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 8TH & OCEAN (MTV)
· NEWPORT HARBOR: THE REAL ORANGE COUNTY (MTV)











[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.