or


[10/04/07 - 01:30 PM]
MTV's New Generation of Boy Band Hopefuls Are "Making Menudo" Premiering October 25 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
Episodes will be re-broadcast on MTV Tr3s on Saturdays at 2pm ET/PT.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S NEW GENERATION OF BOY BAND HOPEFULS ARE "MAKING MENUDO" PREMIERING OCTOBER 25 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

New Reality Series Features Special Appearances by Frankie J, Wilmer Valderrama and Backstreet Boys' member Howie D

Episodes To Be Re-Broadcast on MTV Tr3s on Saturdays at 2:00PM ET/PT

New York, NY (October 4, 2007) � A new legion of fans will discover if dreams come true for a group of aspiring young performers with the premiere of MTV's reality series "Making Menudo," beginning October 25 at 10:30pm ET/PT. In spring 2007, auditions were held in Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas and New York for bilingual male singers and dancers between the ages of 13 and 19. Hundreds of young men were seen, but only 15 were selected. And yet, only now does the real work begin�on "Making Menudo," a 10 episode journey to reveal the next boy band superstars. Episodes will be re-broadcast on MTV Tr3s on Saturdays at 2pm ET/PT.

The series begins with the 15 finalists flown to Miami where they are immersed in a "Menudo Boot Camp" under the direction of manager, Johnny Wright (Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake), musical director/vocal coach, David Coury (Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Leona Lewis), and a team of choreographers. Each week, three selected finalists will be grouped together and given 72 hours to learn a surprise song, multi-part harmonies included, accompanied by a dance routine. When the time is up, they'll have to jump onstage in front of a live audience filled with hundreds of screaming fans to perform the song and dance routine. Johnny Wright and his team will be on hand to evaluate them and at the end of each performance someone's dream may come true. However, it will be bittersweet as the road to Menudo will always end for at least one finalist after every performance.

Along the way, the prospective band members will be inspired by visits from Backstreet Boys' Howie D, Frankie J, Wilmer Valderrama, record producer Danja, songwriting collective The Clutch, and Epic Records president, Charlie Walk. And for the five boys who make it to the end, a recording contract with Epic Records, a studio album, a world tour, and millions of screaming fans await.

The original Menudo took the US and Latin America by storm during its run in the late 70s and 80s, recorded 35 albums, sold more than 60 million records and set concert attendance records worldwide. A legendary five member boy band from which superstars such as Ricky Martin and Robby Rosa emerged, the group even continues to hold the world record for performing in front of the largest live audience in music history to this day.

The new Menudo will record a contemporary hip urban/Latin rhythmic sound and will be managed by Menudo Entertainment and legendary manager Johnny Wright who has worked with *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Justin Timberlake as a solo artist.

In December, Epic plans on releasing the first of Menudo's new music to the public. A number of A-list producers have lined up to work with the group including Danja, Red One, The Clutch and J.R Rotem.

Fans can log on to www.menudo.mtv.com and check out an exclusive Menudo blog, cast and episodic photos, as well as bios and elimination breakdowns. Each week, the latest new episode will be available in its entirety online after it airs, plus a sneak peek of the following week's episode. Also, full episodes will be available on MTV Mobile and MTV Tr3s Mobile.

Reveille (producers of "The Office", "Ugly Betty" and "Date My Mom" among others) is producing the MTV series in association with Menudo Entertainment. Rick De Oliveira is Executive Producer for Reveille. Lois Curren and Lily Neumeyer serve as Executive Producers for MTV.

About MTV

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 130 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 which are 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. The network also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





  [october 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· MAKING MENUDO (MTV)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





[07/17/18 - 03:10 PM]
"New York's Funniest" Comedy Winner Julian McCullough to Host "Shark Week's" Live Late-Night Talk Show "Shark After Dark" with Appearances by "Bob the Shark"
Each night, McCullough will be joined by celebrity guests and shark experts alike to look back at some of the most fintastic highlights.

[07/17/18 - 10:01 AM]
Science Channel to Air "Robot Wars" - Robot Fighting Series Premieres August 8
The series aired for nine seasons from 1998-2004 before returning to BBC2 in 2016.

[07/17/18 - 10:00 AM]
OWN Expands the Network's Podcast Slate with "Oprah's Master Class"
A sneak preview of the podcast featuring actor and producer Dwayne Johnson is available today, July 17.

[07/17/18 - 09:51 AM]
Paramount Network Presents "I Am Paul Walker," Premiering Saturday, August 11
Walker's family opens up for the first time to share untold stories and never-before-seen family footage in the film.

[07/17/18 - 09:13 AM]
Adult Swim Festival Adds Mastodon, Neko Case, Flying Lotus, T-PAIN, and More
11 new musical headliners will be joining hip-hop powerhouse Run The Jewels for the first annual Adult Swim Festival in Downtown Los Angeles, October 6-7.

[07/17/18 - 09:04 AM]
Netflix Announces First Slate of Series and Films Based on the Stories of Mark Millar
"Jupiter's Legacy" and "American Jesus" are both on tap as TV series adaptations.

[07/17/18 - 08:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/17/18 - 07:29 AM]
Vanilla Ice Is Back on DIY Network with a New Season of "The Vanilla Ice Project" Premiering Aug. 11
The fresh 10 episodes star Vanilla Ice and his team of "construction ninjas" as they transform a derelict 1970s house into an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art home with over-the-top amenities.

[07/17/18 - 07:01 AM]
Nickelodeon and Paramount Players to Bring "Rugrats" Back for the Next Generation of Kids with an All-New TV Series and Feature Film
Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers.

[07/17/18 - 06:30 AM]
The "61st Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Returns to Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, Live from the Staples Center on CBS
Nominations will be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, December 5.

[07/16/18 - 02:30 PM]
Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Notches Series High Ratings
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 11.

[07/16/18 - 02:09 PM]
A Statement from Showtime Networks on "Who Is America?"
"Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that," said the pay channel.

[07/16/18 - 12:43 PM]
Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss, Rahne Jones Join Ryan Murphy's "The Politician"
Murphy will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer.

[07/16/18 - 12:30 PM]
Presenters and Attendees Announced for "The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One," Hosted by Danica Patrick, July 18, on ABC
Chloe Kim, Adam Rippon, Nick Foles, Jennifer Garner, Jon Stewart, Chadwick Boseman and Allison Janney are among this year's attendees.

[07/16/18 - 11:31 AM]
Nick Cannon to Host "Teen Choice 2018"
Airing live from the Forum in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, August 12 on FOX, the choicest, star-studded, two-hour event will celebrate this year's top teen icons in television, music, film, sports, comedy and digital.