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It's a New Night and New Time for Season Four of MTV's Hit Series 'Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew'
Originally set for Thursday, August 6, the new season will now roll out on Sunday, August 9.

[via press release from MTV]

It's a New Night and New Time for Season Four of MTV's Hit Series 'Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew'

Cable's Leading Thursday Night Original Program Moves to Sundays Premiering Sunday, August 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for Eight Episodes

Randy Jackson to Host Clip Special "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew Top 10 Performances of All Time" Sunday, August 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK, July 7 -- Summer has never been hotter as MTV's hit reality dance competition series from Warner Horizon Television, "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew," moves to Sunday nights. After dominating the Thursday night cable landscape for all three previous seasons, Season Four will premiere Sunday, August 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a special 90-minute episode. To kick-off another season and tide fans over until they can get more of the electrifying routines they love, Randy Jackson will countdown the best crew performances from seasons past in the 60-minute MTV clip special "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew Top 10 Performances of All Time" on August 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Past winners the JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w and Quest Crew continue to dominate the dance scene by appearing in national campaigns and collaborating with today's hottest talent. These rising stars of dance have performed with Shaquille O'Neal, Ne-Yo and New Kids on the Block, and have appeared around the world from New York City to Guam. A waiting Sunday night audience of die-hard fans will tune-in to see which new crew will join the growing list of the dance industry's future icons to have once graced the "America's Best Dance Crew" stage.

Coming off of the most physically demanding season in the show's history, the stakes will be higher than ever for nine all new crews as their challenges go global. Each crew will be forced to step outside their choreography comfort zones to infuse their urban sensibilities with some of the world's most popular dance styles. With previous appearances and performances by artists such as Missy Elliott and Flo Rida and full episodes themed to the videos of music's hottest stars like, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, season four is sure to deliver more of the incredible choreography and performances that keep a national audience on the edge of their seats.

The season three finale of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" served the cable competition and ranked as the #1 cable program on Thursday among P12-34 and averaged over 3.4 million viewers (P2+). Throughout the season, the series consistently ranked #1 in its time period (Thursday 10-11 p.m.) among Persons 12-34, versus all of cable. For the season, the series also reached over 72.4 million total viewers (P2+) on MTV with 33.5 million in the Persons 12-34 demo.

Show devotees can log onto DanceCrew.MTV.com to catch up on season three through full episodes, cast bios and flipbooks for the season three winners Quest Crew and their fellow competitors. Fans can also check out the Remote Control blog, for show-related information and exclusive behind-the-scenes video interviews.

"America's Best Dance Crew" is hosted by Mario Lopez and shot on location in Los Angeles as dance crews of five to seven members perform their hottest moves for dance supremacy and a $100,000 cash prize. Every performance-themed episode gives insight into the crews' emotion, spirit and inspiration as they step up to the challenge and showcase their innovative choreography and skills. Viewers from around the country choose their favorite crews via text messaging and online voting (http://dancecrew.mtv.com). The two weakest teams as determined by voting show their best moves for the judges with the hope of advancing to the next round. One crew will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing the nation's best dance crew.

"Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" is executive produced by "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, Joel Gallen (Tenth Planet Productions), Hip Hop International's Howard Schwartz and Karen Schwartz (the creators of the USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships), Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment), Harriet Sternberg and Abe Hoch (both of Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment). Craig Erwich, Brooke Karzen and Drew Tappon are the executives overseeing the project for Warner Horizon Television ("The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "High School Reunion," "Here Come the Newlyweds"). Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley and Lauren Dolgen are the executives overseeing the project for MTV.

About MTV:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 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 is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 21.7 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2009 -- up +7% from the 4Q/2008. Total video streams for the first quarter of 2009 increased by 13% from 4Q/2008 and by 21% over the same time period last year. 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.

  [july 2009]  


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