MTV2 Announces the Triumphant Return of 'Wonder Showzen' and 'The Andy Milonakis Show' to Sic 'Em Fridays with Fresh New Episodes Starting on March 31st at 9PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- Continuing the commitment to provide a
brilliantly weird and hilarious mix of programming as a complement to their
core music programming, MTV2 announced the return of "The Andy Milonakis Show"
and "Wonder Showzen" to the Sic 'Em Friday lineup starting on March 31st at 9
PM ET/PT and 9:30 ET/PT respectively. In addition, arriving just in time for
their season 2 premieres, "The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete First Season"
and "Wonder Showzen: Season One" DVDs will be available on March 28th from MTV
Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.
"'Wonder Showzen' and 'The Andy Milonakis Show' are the embodiment of the
subversive creativity and rebellious energy our audience craves and are the
perfect balance to the music programming that fuels MTV2," said David Cohn,
On March 10th, the official websites for "The Andy Milonakis Show" and
"Wonder Showzen." will be rolled out on MTV2.com. Beginning on March 31st,
after each show's premiere on MTV2, MTV2.com and Overdrive will have entire
episodes of "The Andy Milonakis Show" and "Wonder Showzen" for viewers to
watch -- with exclusive bonus video content.
"The Andy Milonakis Show" website: http://www.mtv2.com/#series/17704 will
have 8 video journal entries from Andy himself that will roll out every other
week as well as exclusive video content of Andy answering questions posed by
the MTV2.com audience. In terms of VOD, beginning on March 3rd, viewers will
also be able to check out highlight clips of Season 1 of "The Andy Milonakis
Show" on VOD with new, original intros recorded by Andy himself entitled "10
CommANDYments." On March 23rd, the 1st episode of "The Andy Milonakis Show"
will premiere on VOD, 1 week prior to its MTV2 premiere. Subsequently, every
episode thereafter will be available on VOD 2 weeks after its linear premiere.
"The Wonder Showzen" website: http://www.mtv2.com/#series/14484 will
feature exclusive video content of the various characters from the show
answering questions posed by the MTV2.com audience. Viewers will also be able
to check out MP3s and highlight clips from Season 1 beginning March 10th.
"The Andy Milonakis Show" is an absurd comedy centered on young Andy,
stuck at home in his apartment on New York's Lower East Side. In his spare
time, Andy makes this strange show comprised of surreal short films starring
himself, his dog, his neighbors, and various inanimate objects. Originally
discovered by Jimmy Kimmel, Milonakis has gained underground fame with this
absurd series, which debuted on MTV in June 2005 and was recently cited by USA
Today as "feel-better TV" and a show in which "you will be too mesmerized."
"Wonder Showzen" is a delightfully dark, yet smartly subversive
comedy/variety show, spiked with a team of puppets, kids, cartoons, old
educational films, and political and social satire. Since premiering on MTV2
in March 2005, it has received glowing accolades from top critics and was
recently honored on several 2005 Best of Television lists including
Entertainment Weekly and Time.com. Matt Groening, Creator and Executive
Producer of The Simpsons, said, "Wonder Showzen is so weirdly funny the top of
your head will burst and your skull will fly out." Arrested Development's
David Cross called the show "the funniest, most subversive comedy on American
T.V." Created by Vernon Chatman and John Lee, "Wonder Showzen" takes your
favorite things about watching TV as a kid and then turns them inside out and
Now reaching over 59 million homes, MTV2 reflects the way our audience
consumes media. The look and feel of the network is fast-paced, multitasked,
and predominantly inspired by the internet and the world of video games. MTV2
is the premier destination for our audience to find the hottest mix of music
videos, long form music programs, exclusive access to their favorite bands,
and ground breaking music before it hits mainstream while combining their
other passions through a compelling line-up of creative lifestyle and cross
platform programming. MTV2 ended a tremendously successful 2005 with its
highest rated year in its history among P12-34 and among Males 12-24. MTV2
reached new ratings milestones in channel history during each of the four
quarters in 2005. The fourth quarter also marked the 12th consecutive quarter
where MTV2 has posted growth versus the prior year among P12-34. MTV2 also
closed out the year with ratings increases among P12-34 by 20% and among Males
12-24 by 29% versus 2004.
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's
leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV
Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the
following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1,
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NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks
of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust
consumer products businesses and its more than 95 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.
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