[06/06/07 - 10:36 AM]
Fatman Scoop and Wife Shanda Sign TV Development and First-Look DVD and Publishing Deal with MTV for 'Man and Wife'
"Fatman Scoop and Shanda are not only made for each other but are made for television," said Tony DiSanto, Executive Vice President, MTV Series Development & Animation.

[via press release from MTV]

Fatman Scoop and Wife Shanda Sign TV Development and First-Look DVD and Publishing Deal with MTV for 'Man and Wife'

NEW YORK, June 6 -- Fatman Scoop, made famous by his booming baritone DJ voice, and his instantly likable wife, Shanda, have closed a television development deal, and first-look book and DVD deal with MTV: Music Television based on the internationally popular online "Man And Wife" show, available at http://www.manandwife.tv. The television development and first- look deals are designed to take advantage of the full power of MTV's multiplatform brand reach.

Decadent, colorfully raw and born completely out of their marriage, Scoop and wife, Shanda, created "Man And Wife" to give the audience an interactive and insightful role into a steamy, wild and naughty relationship.

"Fatman Scoop and Shanda are not only made for each other but are made for television," said Tony DiSanto, Executive Vice President, MTV Series Development & Animation. "Their hilarious and frank discussions could help usher in a new era of public discourse on everything from sex and sexuality to romance in a committed relationship and bring Scoop and Shanda to an even wider audience."

"Fatman Scoop and Shanda have created a rabid fan base as a result of their hilarious, fresh, and truthful take on relationships," said Jeff Yapp, Executive Vice President of Program Enterprises for MTV Networks Music Group. "We think their irreverence will translate incredibly well to the book and DVD world."

"Man and Wife" breaks new ground as the first of their kind married couple in the hip-hop genre discussing Sex, money, Sex, relationships, Sex, jobs, Sex, politics, Sex, marriage ... and yes, Sex! The show, launched earlier this year as a weekly pod cast, recently reached the 3 million viewer mark.

"One night, when I was in bed talking to Shanda, I realized my own wife was witty, funny and sharp," said Fatman Scoop. "My manager Charlie Stettler loved the concept and brought producer/director and web entrepreneur Alex Lasky on board and 'Man And Wife' was born! Now we want to bring our expertise to an even wider audience and we think MTV offers the perfect way to connect with today's viewers."

Fatman Scoop's booming baritone became known world wide on singles such as "It's Like That" by Mariah Carey and "Lose Control" by Missy Elliot for which he also won two Grammy's. Scoop's music has been featured in blockbuster films such as "You Got Served" and "Save the Last Dance." He has been key in many multi million dollar marketing campaigns, creating original music and/or recording commercials for Mountain Dew, Reebok, Nike and Bombay Sapphire, among others. Scoop has collaborated or been featured alongside music artists and producers such as Missy Elliot, Timberland, BabyFace, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Jermaine Dupri, Sean Paul, Ciara, Elephant Man, Nina Sky, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull, Faith Evans and Nick Cannon, among others. With his relentless energy, and strong creative presence in hip-hop world wide, Scoop continues to prove that he's an unparalleled talent.

Shanda, a Newburgh, NY native, spent more than eight years working in HIV/AIDS services as both a counselor and case worker. She brings to the show her signature style of intelligent wit and sex appeal.

About MTV Networks

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 135 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, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV 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 200 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.

http://www.mtv.com http://www.manandwife.tv

  [june 2007]  

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[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
New "Rocky Horror Show" Premieres Midnight Saturday, October 18 on BBC America
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," said Richard O'Brien, creator and narrator.