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[04/03/08 - 05:03 PM]
MTV's Made Returns with Special Back to Back Episodes Where Only One Subject Will Succeed
To celebrate nine seasons on the air, MADE is embarking on new territory with a "two-hour special" that will include "Made: Ballet Dancer" and "Made: Tap Dancer."

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S MADE RETURNS WITH SPECIAL BACK TO BACK EPISODES WHERE ONLY ONE SUBJECT WILL SUCCEED

Season Nine Premieres With New Episodes On Saturday, April 12th From 10am � 1pm ET/PT

New York, NY � April 3, 2008 - MTV's Emmy Award series, "MADE" (http://made.mtv.com) is back for another season of fun, exciting, and life changing episodes premiering on Saturday, April 12th from 10am � 1pm. To celebrate nine seasons on the air, MADE is embarking on new territory with a "two-hour special" that will include Made: Ballet Dancer and Made: Tap Dancer. For the first time ever, MADE is following classmates, Vanessa and Kevin, who are competing against each other for the top prize in the student talent show. Other episodes include Made: Rocker and Made: Baseball Player.

Below are detailed descriptions of the shows that are scheduled to air from 10am - 1pm ET/PT:

� Made: Rock Star (10am) - Straight A student Andrew Hisel doesn't have very many friends, so to gain some rocker popularity he wants to compete in his school's Battle of the Bands. The only problem? He's never picked up a guitar, doesn't have a band, and might very well be tone deaf, but help is on the way as Andrew gets a bonafide rock star to teach him a little bit about stage swagger.

� Made: Baseball Player (11am) - Drama club devotee Stephen LaMonica loves stealing the spotlight on stage. But being gay doesn't always get him the kind of attention he enjoys at school or at home in a family of jocks. Now he wants to find his inner athlete to prove he's more than just the "gay theater kid" by become a hard hitting, speed ball throwing, varsity baseball player. With just five weeks to master the game and win over the returning players, find out if Stephen strikes out or hits it home.

� Made: Ballerina & Made: Tap Dancer (12pm � 2pm) - Two kids. One School. One very big Talent Show at Winthrop High School. Vanessa Caruccio's a hard-hitting jockette who wants to show everyone she can be a girlie girl. So she's being MADE into a graceful and elegant ballerina. Kevin Clucas is a popular senior, a jock who wants to find his creative side. So he's being MADE into a tap dancer. In the end, both kids will compete toe to toe to see who will win the battle to be the best.

"MADE" (http://made.mtv.com) chronicles the challenges and accomplishments that young people face as they attempt a life-changing transformation. To assist on their journey in accomplishing their "makeover", MTV (http://www.mtv.com) provides a coach who doubles as a mentor.

Check out what happens to the young people featured on episodes of "MADE" in LIFE AFTER MADE, as well as view full episodes on made.mtv.com. And just as the show inspires the on-air participants to achieve their goals, fans can launch their own personal development journeys at WannaBeMade.com (http://wannabemade.com), MTV's online community that connects viewers who "wanna be made" with coaches that offer tips and techniques to inspire success. Every journey is chronicled on the viewers' profile page including blog entries and personal progress ratings.

"MADE" (http://made.mtv.com) was created and is executive produced by Bob Kusbit and Francis Lyons for One Louder Productions. Dave Sirlnick, Tony DiBari, and Summer Strauch are executive producers for MTV.

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries�giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space � delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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