MTV Announces the Season Finale of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" As Lead-In to the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT
First-Ever "ABDC Finale at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet" to Include Live Hits from the Red Carpet, Along with Exclusive Clips from The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Live Red Carpet Appearances by Emma Stone, Tom Felton, the cast of MTV's new series Teen Wolf and "After Hours" Hits with Eva Mendes, Keanu Reeves, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Danny McBride, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy
Santa Monica, CA (May 31, 2011) - MTV today announced that the finale to this season's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" (ABDC) will air as the lead-in to the "2011 MTV Movie Awards." The 90-minute special episode, "ABDC Finale at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet," will crown the winning dance crew and feature live hits from the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" red carpet on Sunday, June 5, at 7:30pm ET/PT.
In between the ABDC action, fans will be brought LIVE to the Red Carpet to see Emma Stone and Tom Felton introduce two never-before-seen clips from summer movies The Help and Rise of the Planet of the Apes respectively, catch an interview with the cast of MTV's new series Teen Wolf, and watch a special "Movie Awards" themed "After Hours" - featuring MTV News Josh Horowitz's rocky journey to the red carpet with special appearances by Eva Mendes, Keanu Reeves, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Danny McBride, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy - and more.
Immediately following the special, MTV will present the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" broadcasting LIVE from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 5 at 9pm ET/8pm CT.
ABDC's "Season of the Superstars" comes to a close as two remaining crews, IaMmE and ICONic Boyz, battle it out to showcase their edgy and innovative moves for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be named America's best dance crew and receive a $100,000 cash prize. Adding to one of the most incredible and celebrity-filled seasons, dance fans will rejoice when all past champion crews - JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes and Poreotix - return to ignite the stage and give show-stopping performances.
As an extra bonus on Thursday, June 2, at 10pm ET/PT, the two final crews IaMmE and ICONic Boyz will compete in the "Ultimate Battle." The crews will have a final chance to display their phenomenal talent without risking elimination before finale. World famous Producer Swizz Beatz will create original tracks, giving the crews one last chance to win over America's votes.
Back on the red carpet - British TV host and fashion expert Louise Roe (Royal Wedding Coverage, E! April 2011, MTV's The City) will be chatting up all the A-list celebs on the red carpet as she serves as MTV International's guest correspondent for the "2011 MTV Movie Awards." Roe -- who this fall will host the popular style makeover show Plain Jane for MTV International -- will be bringing her eye for fashion and enviable charm as she meets and greets Hollywood's hottest as part of a special edition of "MTV At The Movies." The special will bring audiences outside the US closer to the biggest names in the industry and the most talked about moments as part of MTV's global coverage of the "2011 MTV Movie Awards."
About "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew":
"Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" is hosted by Mario Lopez and shot on location in Los Angeles as dance crews 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 show off their groundbreaking choreography and skills. Viewers from around the country choose their favorite crews via text messaging, phone and online voting. The two crews with the least number of votes will be up for elimination with judges making the final call on which crew will be sent home. One crew will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing the nation's best dance crew.
About the "2011 MTV Movie Awards":
The "2011 MTV Movie Awards" will turn fantasy into reality as the improbable materializes live before viewers' eyes. The magic and wonder of movies will go from the big screen to the "Movie Awards" stage as the fantastical world of whimsical landscapes and larger-than-life, reality-defying moments that audiences love are celebrated. Sure to be a treat for the over-active imagination, this year's ceremony will build upon the "Movie Awards" trademark individuality and status as Hollywood's most outrageous live event to provide movie fans with an experience worthy of their favorite blockbusters from the past year.
Emmy(R) Award Winner Mark Burnett returns for the fifth year in a row to executive produce the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" in Los Angeles, where movie megastars will vie for the golden popcorn in award categories as only MTV could create them. The "2011 MTV Movie Awards" will be a dead heat as the blockbusters "Inception" and "The Social Network" give fan favorite film franchises "The Twilight Saga" and "Harry Potter" some serious competition that could make the night anyone's to win. Winner voting at MovieAwards.MTV.com for the "2011 MTV Movie Awards" in 12 returning and all-new categories closes on Saturday, June 4. The "BEST MOVIE" category will remain an ongoing battle throughout the LIVE show.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. 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.
About Warner Horizon Television:
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry's fastest-growing television companies, specializing in the creation of scripted series for the cable marketplace, and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV is currently producing more than a dozen projects. Its unscripted shows include "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor Pad" and the upcoming "Take the Money and Run" for ABC, "The Voice" for NBC and "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" for MTV, among others. Scripted programs from WHTV include "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Memphis Beat" for TNT and "Pretty Little Liars" and the upcoming "The Lying Game" for ABC Family, among others.