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The N and Reveille Commence Production on New Hour-Long Teen Reality Series, '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.

[via press release from The N]

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, Illinois

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.

About Reveille

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

  [november 2007]  


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