Summer may be almost over, but things are not cooling down as MuchMusic announced its new slate of fall premieres, specials, and returning faves. September heats up with sizzling premieres like the Upper East side’s GOSSIP GIRL (September 13), which now has a new, exclusive home on MuchMusic! Fans that can’t wait to see S and B in Paris can catch a sneak peak of the first episode on September 12. Viewers can also hit the books next month alongside the cheer squad at Lancer University in the catty new Ashley Tisdale series HELLCATS (September 10).
MuchMusic delivers the hottest, exclusive music specials, bringing fans the highly-anticipated return of Kanye West to the scene of the Taylor Swift crime with the 2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (September 12). And honouring the best in Canadian music today, viewers can watch the coolest artists on the POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2010 (September 25) exclusively on MuchMusic.
Fan favourites also return and keep viewers glued to their couch. Get right back into a Vampire love triangle with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (September 10) and return to the gym with Season 2 of MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (September 15). The series searching for the next big thing – the recently renamed DISCOVERED (formerly called DISBAND) – returns in November.VIDEO ON TRIAL, MY DATE WITH…, and BORN TO BE all continue with new episodes. Finally, MuchMusic brings back the live party with a brand new flagship show featuring the hottest performances, interviews with A-list celebs, and the latest music videos, in front of a live audience in a newly renovated HD street-front studio at 299 Queen in Toronto (October).
DEGRASSI – **New Episodes**
Season 10 Returns in October
One of Canada’s top young adult series returns for a second semester. The first half of Season 10 brought big changes to the students when new rivals, new friends, and a shift in the school’s hierarchy shook up every relationship. And the year is only getting started. Fans can catch DEGRASSI when it returns in October, airing once a week, exclusively on MuchMusic.
GOSSIP GIRL – ** MuchMusic Exclusive Series **
Season 4 Premieres Monday, September 13 at 8 p.m. ET
Catch a special sneak peek of the first episode after the MTV VMAs on Sunday, September 12 at 11 p.m. ET
GOSSIP GIRL is based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens that learn all the important news and gossip from the all-knowing, albeit ultra-secretive, blogger Gossip Girl. Upper East Side’s elite are back for a much-anticipated fourth season. Serena (Blake Lively) and Blair’s (Leighton Meester) fabulous summer vacation in Paris is interrupted by a mysterious visitor, the aftermath from Georgia’s (Michelle Trachtenberg) return to Manhattan, and the ultimate fate of bad boy Chuck (Ed Westwick) is discovered.
HELLCATS – ** New Series**
Premieres Friday, September 10 at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMusic
Premieres Wednesday, September 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on /A\
Hell hath no fury like a cheerleader scorned. After Marti Perkins’ (Alyson Michalka, Bandslam) scholarship comes to a screeching halt, she finds herself competing for a spot on Lancer University’s cheer squad to rectify her financial setback. Marti finds herself going toe-to-toe with the competitive, peppy, and fierce cheer captain Savannah Moore (Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical). The squad must work together despite the drama to win the national title and be atop of cheerleading supremacy, and Marti has to give it all she has to make her dreams come true.
2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
Premieres Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET
VMA Red Carpet Special at 8 p.m. ET Broadcasting live from the infamous Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the 27th annual MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS is sure to be all A-list, with an already star-studded performance lineup including Canadians Drake and Justin Bieber, as well as Eminem, Florence + The Machine, and the man who went down in VMA history last season, Kanye West. Comedienne Chelsea Handler hosts. The always controversial award show promises to pull out all of the stops and go down as an epic night in music history. Tune in to see the stars duke it out for their chance to take home a Moonman.
POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2010
Exclusive TV Broadcast on Saturday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET
Live stream of the event on muchmusic.com, Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET
The POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE is one of the most coveted awards in Canadian music and MuchMusic helps celebrate its 5th anniversary at the legendary Masonic Temple in Toronto. A group of esteemed music journalists, broadcasters, and music bloggers reveal the winner of the $20,000 prize for the best full-length Canadian album. The 10 shortlist nominees for the 2010 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE are: The Besnard Lakes, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, Dan Mangan, Karkwa, Owen Pallett, Radio Radio, The Sadies, Shad, and Tegan and Sara. All 10 nominees perform in what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night for Canadian music.
BORN TO BE – **New Episodes **
Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET
From humble roots to world chart domination, this in-depth career capsulizer exposes the gritty details, life events, and character traits behind the best selling artists in the biz. Each episode features performance highlights along with news, interviews, and video clips from Much’s extensive archive that showcase the pinnacle moments in the artist’s life. Find out the real story behind artists like Kings Of Leon, Metric, Selena Gomez, and Eminem from the people that knew them before they were famous.
DISCOVERED (formerly known as DISBAND)
Season 3 premieres in November
MuchMusic’s Gemini-nominated breakout series DISCOVERED (formerly known as DISBAND) may have a new name but still delivers the same rock ‘n roll goods. Each episode puts aspiring bands through a rock star boot camp and teaches them the ins and outs of the music biz. A panel of industry experts hold each artists fate in their hands and determines if they have what it takes to be DISCOVERED. Past seasons have catapulted bands such as San Sebastian, Stereos, These Kids Wear Crowns, and Abandon All Ships to stardom. The slate of 10 new artists chosen for Season 3 to be announced soon.
MAKE IT OR BREAK IT – ** Returning Series **
Premieres Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET
MAKE IT OR BREAK IT is a dramatic series that focuses on the lives of teen Olympic gymnastic hopefuls in training for the big event. The show, set in the world of competitive gymnastics, follows a group of gymnasts training at the top-notch Rock Mountain Gymnastic Training Center, known as The Rock. In Season 2, the girls continue to get ‘gym nasty’ and take the competition to France where they face their greatest adversary while trying to make their Olympic dreams come true.
Sundays at 6 p.m. ET
Now in a special 2 hour format, MuchMusic brings back a newly revamped video countdown, showcasing the hottest tracks each and every week. Chart-topping videos air every Sunday as the competition for the number one spot heats up.
MY DATE WITH… – **New Episodes **
Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET
MuchOriginal series MY DATE WITH… sends one lucky fan away for a dream date with their favourite artist or celeb. Just when it couldn’t get better, the viewer and their friend get a full day of rock star treatment and plenty of pampering in preparation for the big meet. New episodes feature dates with Adam Lambert, Shawn Desman, and two lucky winners get a trip of a lifetime to Thailand for a date with Elise Estrada.
ONE TREE HILL – Season 7 ** Returning Series **
Premieres Wednesday, September 15 at 9 p.m. ET
The quest for love, success, and happiness continues for the residents of Tree Hill, NC. Season 7 promises to bring plenty of drama, sex, scandals, and dreams trying to be fulfilled. Nathan (James Lafferty) continues to pursue his ambitions of making it to the NBA, while Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) copes with her depression.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – ** Returning Series **
Season 2 Premieres Friday, September 10 at 9 p.m. ET
Premieres Thursday, September 9 at 8 p.m. ET on /AShe’s back! The one and only Katherine Pierce, (Nina Dobrev, DEGRASSI) returns to Mystic Falls. The beautiful and ruthless Katherine stirred up a whole heap of trouble last season which turned the life of her doppelganger, the sweet and innocent Elena, upside down. After impersonating Elena and kissing Damon, her love interest Stefan’s villainous brother, Katherine also murdered Elena’s uncle Jonathan Gilbert. The consequences of Katherine’s reign of havoc are sure to be revealed as Stefan and Damon face a villain more evil and diabolical than anyone ever imagined.
VIDEO ON TRIAL – **New Episodes **
Mondays at 10 p.m. ET
The most brutally honest judges in pop culture are back to discuss, dissect, and degrade today’s hottest music videos in an all-new season of VIDEO ON TRIAL. This no holds barred MuchOriginal series features comedian guest jurors who give scathing reviews of five music videos each episode. No celebrity is safe from these tough critics. Beware Britney Spears.