MTV Launches New Flagship Daily Series MTV SHOWTOWN
New studio! New series! New hosts! MTV christens its new HD studio with the launch of the brand new, flagship seriesMTV SHOWTOWN, airingÂ MondayâThursday atÂ 11 p.m.Â ET, beginningÂ Feb. 5.Â The launch of the new daily comedy talk series leads a series of changes for MTVâs suite of original, in-house Canadian series. Produced from MTVâs new 299 Queen St. West studio in Toronto,Â MTV SHOWTOWNÂ brings together an ensemble cast led by the latest addition to the MTV team, comedianGraham Chittenden. Holding court with Chittenden is MTVâs trusted trio of fan favesNicole Holness,Â Paul Lemieux, andÂ Sheena Snively.âIrreverent, funny, smart and accessible,Â MTV SHOWTOWNÂ is MTVâs nightly connection to the discussion of the day, said Neil Staite, Vice-President and General Manager, Music and Entertainment, Bell Media. âLate night snacking will never be the same as Graham and the team deliver MTVâs answer to late night with interviews, debates, and comedic wit found only on MTV.â
Additionally, returning with all-new episodes tonight is fan-favouriteÂ 1 GIRL 5 GAYS(Jan. 18). Host Aliya-Jasmine says goodbye toÂ 1G5GÂ as she passes her stack of 20 questions about life, love, and sex to new host,Â Lauren Collins. Best known as Paige Michalchuk on DEGRASSI, Collins takes the lead of the hit seriesÂ FridaysÂ atÂ 11 p.m.Â ETÂ startingÂ Feb. 22. Fans can still catch Sovani on MTV NEWS and can look forward to seeing her hosting her own brand-new series currently in development, later this year.
The rejuvenated and reenergized weekly seriesÂ MTV NEWS, debuts in its new timeslotÂ Tuesday nightsÂ atÂ 6 p.m.Â ET, beginningÂ Feb. 5. This 30-minute magazine features MTV personalitiesÂ Aliya-Jasmine SovaniÂ andÂ Sharlene ChiuÂ along with contributing producers Brian Gasparek and Sam Sutherland, who scour the universe to deliver the most coveted interviews and the latest news on anything that that matters in music.
Matt WellsÂ joins MTV as the new host ofÂ MOVIE NIGHT, now airingÂ ThursdaysÂ at6:30 p.m.Â ET, just in time for the weekend. Movie buffs can still get their flicks fix with this popular weekly series, in which Wells and producer Rich Wilkinson hit the hottest red carpet premieres and sit down with the biggest movie stars. Wells injects his intimate pop culture knowledge toÂ MOVIE NIGHT, bringing viewers the latest news on the most talked about movies.
Finally,Â MTV CREEPSÂ is back for a second season onÂ Thursday, Feb. 14Â atÂ 9:30 p.m. ETÂ as the panel of three regular judges, or âCreepers,â scrutinize the lives of three social media addicts.
Below is a chronological list of MTV revived in-house programming.
(TuesdaysÂ atÂ 6 p.m. ET beginning Feb. 5 â New Episodes)BeginningÂ Tuesday, Feb. 5, MTV NEWSÂ moves to a new time airing atÂ 6 p.m. ET.Â Hosted by Aliya-Jasmine Sovani,Â MTV NEWSÂ brings viewers the latest in music reviews and interviews. The 30-minute weekly episodes feature MTV reporter Sharlene Chiu, along with contributing producers Brian Gasparek and Sam Sutherland, as they deliver the latest in music news with recurring segments: âOn the Radar Report,â âNew Releases,â âAlbum Art Attack,â âKid Critic,â âThe Industry,â âThe Profile,â âStage Plots,â and âWhatâs In Your Ear Bud?â
(ThursdaysÂ atÂ 6:30 p.m. ETÂ âÂ New Episodes, New Host)
Host Matt Wells and producer Rich Wilkinson bring insight and opinion on what movies to see and why, including interviews and segments from the stars. Viewers get the inside scoop on the coming weekendâs must-see blockbusters and the hidden gems of the silver screen. From foreign films to art-house flicks, laugh-out-loud comedies to gory horror,Â MOVIE NIGHTÂ has movies covered.
(Monday â Thursday, Premiering Feb. 5Â atÂ 11 p.m. ET â New Series)
MTV SHOWTOWN is the latest and greatest daily flagship series from the hilarious minds at MTV. Each day, hosts Nicole Holness, Paul Lemieux, Sheena Snively, and comedian Graham Chittenden deliberate and kvetch about random hot topics of the day. Beyond the roundtable, the dayâs topics are supported with a healthy dose of somewhat-related interviews, taped segments, streeters, and gazing into the Twitterverse for audience feedback.
(Thursday, Feb. 14Â atÂ 9:30 p.m. ET â Season 2 Premiere)Returning for its second season, this series takes creeping to a whole new level as the panel of three regular judges, or âCreepers,â includingÂ MTV SHOWTOWNâsÂ own Nicole Holness, scrutinize the posts, pictures, comments, and ultimately the online lives of three social media addicts. Following their analysis, the judges confront the perpetrators!
1 GIRL 5 GAYS
(FridaysÂ atÂ 11 p.m. ET â New Episodes, New Host)
1 GIRL 5 GAYSÂ brings together host Lauren Collins with a panel of five gay men for frank, funny discussions on a variety of topics. The alternating cast, chosen for their honesty, individuality, and confidence, never shy away from outrageous or taboo topics. On Jan. 18 and Jan. 25,Â 1G5GÂ features two âat homeâ specials where viewers get the chance to visit the childhood homes of several panelists. On Feb. 15 Aliya-Jasmine hosts her farewell episode, and onÂ Feb. 22, she passes the torch to new host Lauren Collins. In her debut episode, Lauren interviews Aliya-Jasmine about the guys, and together they look back at some of Aliya-Jasmineâs most memorable moments.