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MTV Unleashes Marathon Mania in Advance of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards"
Look for the entire first season of "Awkward" to rebroadcast this Saturday, June 2 with a "Punk'd" season-to-date marathon on Sunday, June 3.

[via press release from MTV]


NEW YORK, NY (May 30, 2012) - MTV is delivering a healthy dose of "Punk'd" mayhem and "Awkward" moments, with a weekend full of marathons leading up to the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" on Sunday, June 3. To kick it off, the cast of the hit scripted comedy series "Awkward" will host an encore airing of the entire first season, on Saturday, June 2, from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then on Sunday, June 3, beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT, MTV treats viewers to a "Punk'd" marathon featuring all the episodes from this season to date, followed by the "2012 MTV Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party" at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, featuring legendary "Punk'd" host Ashton Kutcher, who returns to host an all-new episode. This all leads directly into the "2012 MTV Movie Awards," which will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed immediately by the season two premiere of scripted drama series "Teen Wolf" at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Join the cast of "Awkward" on Saturday, June 2, as they relive everything from season one, beginning with the misunderstanding of epic proportions, to who really wrote the "Carefrontation" letter, and whether Jenna chose Jake over Matty. In addition to all 12 episodes, the marathon will also feature a special sneak peek of what's to come in season two. A brand new season of "Awkward" premieres on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, immediately following an all-new episode of "Snooki & JWOWW." In the immortal words of Sadie, "you're welcome."

"Awkward" stars Ashley Rickards as Jenna, Beau Mirchoff as Matty, Molly Tarlov as Sadie, Jillian Rose Reed as Tamara, Brett Davern as Jake, Nikki DeLoach as Lacey, Desi Lydic as Valerie, Jessica Lu as Ming, Mike Faiola as Kevin and Greer Grammer as Lissa. "Awkward" was created by Lauren Iungerich. Iungerich and Erin Ehrlich serve as executive producers.

On Sunday, June 3, "Punk'd" fans are treated to a current-season marathon featuring ten episodes hosted by fan-favorite celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Bam Magera, Hayden Panettiere, Tyler the Creator, Lucy Hale, Nick Cannon, Dax Shepard, Heather Morris and Miley Cyrus, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT. Immediately following the marathon, MTV's legendary "Punk'd" host Ashton Kutcher returns to host a special all-new episode on Sunday, June 3 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on MTV, as part of the "2012 MTV Movie Awards Punk'd Pre-Party." Ashton is back, punk'ing Kim Kardashian and Drake in some of the most elaborate and outrageous punks, only the master himself could pull off. Click here for a sneak peek.

Can't wait for the weekend? Check out an all-new episode of Punk'd, hosted by "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz, tomorrow night, Thursday, May 31, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, as he punk's Julianne Hough of the upcoming film "Rock Of Ages," "Awkward's" Ashley Rickards, and "Friday Night Lights'" Aimee Teegarden. Click here for a sneak peek.

Fans won't want to miss the season finale of "Punk'd" on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, featuring Mac Miller punk'ing Wiz Kalifa, "How I Met Your Mother's" Neil Patrick Harris, and New York Jets player, Darrelle Revis.

"Punk'd" is executive produced by Katalyst's Jason Goldberg and Ashton Kutcher. Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash, Kristina Edwards and Jennifer Russakoff are the executives in charge for MTV.

About MTV

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 a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Katalyst

Katalyst is a new breed of studio developing innovative content for TV, film and the web. Founded in 2000 by partners, Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, Katalyst film credits include The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who, Spread and Killers. Television property credits include the hit series Punk'd, Beauty and the Geek, and True Beauty. Digital Media properties include programming for major brands such as the Levi's Curve ID campaign, winner of the 2011 OMMA Award for Best Integrated Online Fashion Campaign, Nikon "The Chase", Mountain Dew "DEWmocracy," United Nations "Malaria No More." In 2010, Katalyst was named one of the year's Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies.

  [may 2012]  


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