The N and Reveille Commence Production on New Hour-Long Teen Reality Series, 'The N's Student Body'
Accomplished Motivational Author, Famed Athlete and Champion of Fitness
Laila Ali To Host Teen Fitness Reality Series Shot on Location in Decatur,
NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- The N, the nighttime network for
teens, and award-winning production company, Reveille ("The Office", "Ugly
Betty", "The Biggest Loser"), has commenced production in Decatur,
Illinois, on a new teen fitness reality series titled "The N's Student
Body". The eight-episode, hour-long series brings together two rival high
schools and their local community for a life-changing mission on personal
health and wellness. The series is hosted by accomplished motivational
author, famed athlete and champion of health and fitness, Laila Ali, and is
executive produced by The N, Reveille's Mark Koops, Dave Broome of 25/7
Productions and Ben Silverman, the founder of Reveille and now Co-Chairman
of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. "The N's Student Body"
follows 12 teens as they pursue a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, face
their fears and compete for their dreams. The series commences production
this Fall and is scheduled to premiere on The N in 2008.
"We're excited to be partnering with Reveille on this important new
series for teens," said Sarah Tomassi Lindman, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, The N. "We've always loved their work and they have an
extraordinary track record of delivering entertainment hits that are
relevant, popular and meaningful."
"Our goal with this show is to offer teenagers a roadmap to help them
maintain a healthy lifestyle, pursue their dreams and contribute to their
communities," said Mark Koops, Managing Director, Co-Head of Domestic
Television, Reveille. "We are thrilled to be working with The N on this
timely and relevant programming that will have a huge impact on teenagers
across the country."
"The N's Student Body" will focus on each teen as they strive to make a
healthy transformation in their lives. For the next three months, the 12
members will undergo personal one-on-one guidance from a team of
professional fitness, empowerment and nutritional experts including, show
host, Laila Ali.
Founded in March 2002 by Ben Silverman (now Co-Chairman of NBC
Entertainment and Universal Media Studios), Reveille is a leading
independent production and distribution company focused on exploiting
worldwide intellectual property rights through scripted and alternative
television formats. Reveille produces innovative entertainment programming
across all television genres such as the award-winning shows "The Office"
(NBC), which has received three Emmy Awards, two Television Critics
Association Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Peabody Award; "Ugly
Betty" (ABC), winner of three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a
Screen Actors Guild Award as well as a Peabody Award, an NAACP Image Award
and a GLAAD Media Award; and "The Tudors" (Showtime), winner of two Emmy
Awards. Reveille also produces "The Biggest Loser" (NBC); "Identity" (NBC);
"House of Boateng" (Sundance Channel); "30 Days" (FX); "Blow Out" (Bravo);
"Bound For Glory" (ESPN); "Nashville Star" (USA); "Date My Mom" (MTV); and
"The Restaurant" (NBC). Reveille is the world leader in creating integrated
marketing opportunities for leading advertisers while developing
alternative financing paradigms. In addition, Reveille distributes its
growing library of programming, along with a broad array of programming
acquired from independent producers and U.S. networks, to more than 150
countries worldwide through Reveille International. The company also
creates, acquires and develops a broad slate of diverse films through its
feature film division, Reveille Motion Pictures. Reveille's offices are
located in Los Angeles.
About The N
The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV
Networks and is currently available in 64 million households via cable,
digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the
authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with
relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network's Emmy
Award-winning web site http://www.The-N.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to
6:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are
trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
SOURCE The N; Reveille