[04/14/10 - 09:27 AM]
Four Lovable Lunatics and Live Action Sports to Dominate Thursday Nights on MTV
"The Dudesons In America" and "Ultimate Parkour Challenge" to both launch on Thursday, May 6 starting at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from MTV]


Premiering on Thursday, May 6 "The Dudesons In America" at 10pm ET/PT "Ultimate Parkour Challenge" at 10:30pm ET/PT

For the new "The Dudesons In America" trailer, check out http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/500744/the-dudesons-in-america-trailer.jhtml#id=1635487

New York, NY (April 14, 2010) - Thursday nights on MTV will be filled with pranks, stunts, leaping and sprinting as two new extreme stunt reality series create humor and excitement. "The Dudesons in America" introduces the U.S. to four internationally well-known Finnish childhood best friends who take rough-housing to the next level with off the wall stunts and pranks. MTV's "Ultimate Parkour Challenge" brings live action to MTV with the world's fastest growing extreme sport that showcases the thrilling level of action experienced in Hollywood movies. "The Dudesons in America" and "Ultimate Parkour Challenge" will premiere on Thursday, May 6 starting at 10PM ET/PT.

The Dudesons in America (10PM ET/PT)

The Dudesons, four Finnish extreme stuntmen and pranksters, are totally lovable, yet totally lunatic friends from the Arctic Circle who want to live out their American dream - to do even stupider stunts and pranks than they did back home. In "The Dudesons in America," Jukka (the ringleader), Jarppi (the fat funny guy), HP (Mr. Sensitive), and Jarno (the filmmaker) want to take over America as they try to win over local townsfolk and whatever authorities they'll likely encounter while doing the dumbest things imaginable. In the spirit of the American West, the Nordic knuckleheads try to become cowboys by walking on stilts into a bullring with a very angry bull. And when they've conquered enough of what's on the ground of the U.S.A., they follow the American dream of space exploration; the Dudesons try to reach Uranus in their self-built space rocket.

On April 19, viewers can go to mtv.com to experience the show trailer, and learn more about the Dudesons through cast bios and photos. Beginning on May 6, fans will have unprecedented access to full episodes, sneak peaks, exclusive bonus stunts, point-of-view footage from stunts, and episodic photos at dudesons.mtv.com.

The Dudesons in America is executive produced by Jukka Hilden, Jarno Laasala, Jarppi Leppala and HP Parviainen for Rabbit Films; Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine for Dickhouse Entertainment; and Ross Breitenbach. Liz Gateley and Lauren Dolgen are the MTV executives in charge of production.

MTV's Ultimate Parkour Challenge (10:30PM ET/PT)

With cast members from around the world, MTV's "Ultimate Parkour Challenge" showcases the world's fastest growing extreme sport, parkour. In each episode, the series takes us live every week from locations around southern California including The Queen Mary, Venice Beach, Hollyridge Castle, and many others. Some of the best athletes in the world including Danny Ilabaca, Ryan Doyle, Oleg Vorslav, and Tim Schieff will challenge themselves and each other as they put their parkour skills to the test in different urban environments. Each episode ends in a thrilling live speed round; the winner of that round will then be awarded a prize. The essence of parkour is as simple as a game of chase. Athletes move as efficiently as possible from point A to point B. However, unlike a regular track and field race, parkour is performed in any and every environment. Athletes must jump, roll, climb, leap, sprint, flip and fly, flowing over walls, cars, stairs, railings, and 10-foot rooftop gaps between 5 story buildings.

Viewers can find exclusive cast photos, cast bios, and Parkour 101 video packages which will be an insider's guide into the world of Parkour on parkour.mtv.com. Parkour 101 will introduce the sport, explain the techniques used, and help viewers appreciate the art behind the sport.

Executive produced and created by Francis Lyons and Bob Kusbit of One Louder Productions. Executive produced by Kemp Curley of Transition Productions. Co-executive produced by Victor Bevine and David Thompson of the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation. Liz Gateley, Matthew Parillo and Amy Emmerich are the MTV executives in charge of production.

About MTV:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 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 and P12-34. Online, MTV.com averaged 24.5 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2010 -- up +8% from Q4/2009 and up +13% year-over-year. Average video streams for the first quarter of 2010 increased +8% from the Q4/2009 and is up +6% over the same time period last year. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students 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.

  [april 2010]  


[10/09/15 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Family Announces January 2016 Premiere Date for Its Returning Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In advance of the celebrated return of the fan favorite, the network will also air "Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward," a one-hour behind-the-scenes glimpse at the highly anticipated series time jump on Tuesday, November 24.

[10/09/15 - 09:06 AM]
Disney's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Primetime Television Movie Event to Air on Disney Channel
"The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016.

[10/09/15 - 08:51 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Extends CBS Win Streak on Thursdays
The Eye leads the night for the fourth consecutive week.

[10/09/15 - 08:43 AM]
The Table Is Set for a Second Serving of "Dinner at Tiffani's" on Cooking Channel
From birthday bashes, to farmer's market-inspired meals, to surf and turf dinners, throughout the new season's 16 half-hour long episodes, Tiffani showcases her culinary talents and entertaining skills for throwing effortless get-togethers.

[10/09/15 - 07:25 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" to Return for Fourth and Final Season Jan. 29, 2016, Exclusively on Cinemax
Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce.

[10/08/15 - 01:33 PM]
truTV's "Impractical Jokers" to Keep the Laughs Coming with Season 5 Renewal Order
The 26 episode order comes in the wake of the series' biggest episode ever, a live highwire walk at South Street Seaport to celebrate their 100th episode.

[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.