MuchMusic kick-starts the fall television season with a jam-packed schedule of exclusive premieres, buzz-worthy series, blockbuster movies, and the return of fan favourites.
New competition series OH SIT! (Aug. 15) doesn’t take a back seat! Hosted by Jamie Kennedy (Scream, THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, GHOST WHISPERER) and MTV Canada’s own Jessi Cruickshank (THE AFTER SHOW) this new, high energy competition takes musical chairs to a whole new level. Raising the bar on music competitions, THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP (Aug. 16) features superstar mentors Joe Jona, Queen Latifah, and Nelly. And Much moves in the right direction with the exclusive premiere of hot new reality series, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES (Sept. 4). Much also is the exclusive home of the most-talked about rebooted series with the premieres of HIP-HOP SQUARES (Sept. 9) and the North American rendition of smash-hit British comedy, THE INBETWEENERS (Sept. 9).
Every day of the week Much delivers must-see television with the final season of fan favourite GOSSIP GIRL (Oct. 8), all-new episodes of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES(Oct. 12), and Much original cult-hit series THE L.A. COMPLEX. Returning to Much are the highly-anticipated competition series THE VOICE (Sept 12) and Season 19 of the iconic beauty competition series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Aug. 30), the “College Edition”.
Friday nights are big-ticket events on Much with high-octane and gut-busting, blockbuster movies including MACGRUBER (Sept. 28), GET HIM TO THE GREEK(Oct. 5), KICK-ASS (Oct. 19), SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Nov. 2),STREET DANCE 3D (Nov. 30), THE A-TEAM (Dec. 7), and CHARLIE ST. CLOUD (Dec. 14).
Already the go-to-channel for the biggest and best music awards shows, Much is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster for the 2012 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS(Sept. 6) and Canada’s prestigious the POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE Gala, webcast live Sept. 24 on muchmusic.com, with highlights from show airing in a one-hour special Sept. 29.
Last but not least, viewers can keep cool and in-the-know with all-new episodes of on-going Much original series, VIDEO ON TRIAL, TODAY’S TOP 10, andMUCHMUSIC COUNTDOWN. And as always, the hottest musicians and leading celebrities on Much’s flagship show, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., airing live, weeknights at6 p.m. ET.
NOTE: View Much Music Primetime schedule grid here.
OH SIT! – *New Series*
Much Exclusive Premiere Wednesday Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. ET
Hosted by actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy and actress/television host Jessi Cruickshank, OH SIT! is a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, in which 12 thrill-seeking daredevils race head to head through five, physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize. Adding to the fun, Tanika Ray (EXTRA) will be in the trenches with the contestants both on and off the track and will add color commentary from the sidelines as the action unfolds.
THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP – *New Series*
Much Exclusive Premiere Thursday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. ET
A nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom, from executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah. In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including Grammy® Award-nominated musician and actor Joe Jonas, and Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstar Nelly, travel to where the talent is, and take mentorship to a new level by moving in with these stars of tomorrow!
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL “The College Edition” – *New Episodes*
Premieres Thursday, Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. ET
Let the catwalks and catfights begin! Season 19 of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL premieres the first-ever college edition. Season 19 brings top fashion talent to this cycle. In addition to famed stylist Johnny Wujek as photo shoot creative consultant, the series introduces its first-ever social media correspondent, top fashion blogger Bryanboy. Bryanboy uses his extensive knowledge of both fashion and social media to mentor the models and highlight the scores, comments and video messages from the viewers that will be revealed in the show during judging. Also joining this cycle for multiple episodes is dancer and choreographer Jontè, who works with the models as the movement mentor.
ALL THE RIGHT MOVES – *New Series*
Much Exclusive Premiere Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. ET
Choreographer Travis Wall and his closest friends try to launch a dance company. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES chronicles the journey of Emmy®-nominated choreographer Travis Wall and his three closest friends as they launch the SHAPING SOUND Dance Company.
2012 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
Airs Live Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, set to rock this year’s show is four-time VMA award-winner, Alicia Keys, who will premiere a brand new song from her upcoming album, and the British boy band phenoms, One Direction, who are first-time VMA performers and nominees. Canada’s own Drake, along with Rihanna, leads with five nominations. Other notable Canadian nominees include Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, and Rise Against. For a full list of nominees, click here.
THE INBETWEENERS – *New Series*
Exclusive Canadian Premiere Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. ET
The exploits of four friends, who are socially only marginally above what one of them calls “the freaks”, are presented as they grow from their late teen years into adults and as they go on their quest, usually unsuccessfully, for such grown up things as beer and sex.
HIP HOP SQUARES – *New Series*
Exclusive Canadian Premiere Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Hollywood Squares gets a hip-hop makeover in this update to the classic gameshow. The show features A-List talent from the Hip Hop world including Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Biz Markie, and recognizable MTV personalities including Nick Cannon, Bam Margera, and cast members of Jersey Shore.
THE L.A. COMPLEX – *New Episodes*
Much Original Series – Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET
The final episode of this critically acclaimed, Much original drama is so good, we can’t give anything away.
MACGRUBER – *Much Movie*
Much Premiere Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. ET
Ex-special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who’s in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C. Starring Will Forte, Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Ryan Phillipe.
POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE – *Much Original Special*
Much Original Special Premiere Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET
Celebrating the best in Canadian music this one-hour special features highlights from the POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE Gala taking place Sept. 24 and streaming live on muchmusic.com, including live performances by this year’s short list nominees. Click here for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List.
GET HIM TO THE GREEK – *Much Movie*
Much Premiere Friday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET
A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater. Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Elisabeth Moss.
GOSSIP GIRL – *New Episodes – Final Season*
Much Exclusive Premiere Monday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. ET
Season 6 debuts with the Upper East Siders working together to find one of their own. Serena has gone off the grid, beyond even the reach of Gossip Girl. Her friends fear for the worst and hope for the best, but even they can’t imagine where they will ultimately find her. Meanwhile, Blair has offered Chuck her heart, but is her love enough to help him win back his empire? Lonely Boy Dan has written a new book that promises to make even more trouble than the first, and this time he has no desire to remain anonymous. Nate is determined to finally reveal the true identity of Gossip Girl, thereby making a name for The Spectator, and himself. Lily and Rufus turn on one another when Rufus makes a surprising new ally who threatens Lily and her family. Anywhere else it would be too much drama to handle, but this is the Upper East Side. And when Bart Bass, Jack Bass, and Georgina Sparks show up to raise hell, it’s a fight to the spectacular series finale.
VAMPIRE DIARIES – *New Episodes*
Returns Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning Oct. 12
What can fans expect after the shocking Season 3 finale? Season 4 begins with the knowledge that everything is changing. As Elena and her friends enter into the final stretch of high school before graduation sends them off on different paths, their bond to their home town of Mystic Falls takes on a deeper meaning when a new villain seems intent on destroying it.
ARROW – *New Series*
Much Premiere Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET
Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, ARROW follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow, a vigilante, to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.
KICK-ASS – *Much Movie*
Much Premiere Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. ET
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. Starring Aaron Johnson and Nicolas Cage.
EMILY OWENS MD – *New Series*
Much Premiere Monday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. ET
At long last, Emily Owens feels like she is an actual grown-up. She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her; she’s graduated from medical school and is now a first-year intern. So why does everyone keep warning her that the hospital is just like high school? Because it is.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD – *Much Movie*
Much Premiere Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kieran Culkin.
STREET DANCE 3D – *Much Movie*
Much Premiere Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET
In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.
THE A-TEAM – *Much Movie*
Much Premiere Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, and Jessica Biel.
CHARLIE ST. CLOUD – *Much Movie*
Much Premiere Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. ET
Charlie St. Cloud has been given the gift of seeing his deceased brother, but when a new love interest is in trouble he must choose between saving a life or continuing to see his brother everyday. Starring Zac Efron and Kim Basinger.
VIDEO ON TRIAL – *New Episodes*
Airs Fridays at 7 p.m. ET, throughout August and September
It’s all about dish, dirt and deconstruction as top pop culture experts analyze today’s hottest music videos with candid commentary, scathing reviews and tongue-in-cheek profiling. Jurors include Trevor Boris, Dini Dimakos, Ron Sparks, Debra DiGiovanni, Boomer Phillips, Darrin Rose, Eddie Della Siepe, and more!
TODAY’S TOP 10 – *New Episodes*
Starting in September, airs Monday – Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET
Hosted by Lauren Toyota, TODAY’S TOP 10 counts down the best music videos!
MUCHMUSIC COUNTDOWN – *New Episodes*
Airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET
MUCHMUSIC COUNTDOWN ranks the hottest 30 videos in the country. This two-hour, weekly series counts down the brand-spanking new videos hitting the charts, to the #1 most-talked about video of the week.
NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. – *New Episodes*
Airs Monday – Friday at 6 p.m. ET
MuchMusic’s flagship show, broadcast live from Much HQ, delivers the latest in music and entertainment, the hottest new music videos and live performances and interviews with Canadian and international artists and celebrities. Hosted by Jesse Giddings and Liz Trinnear, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. brings viewers non-stop music, entertainment, and pop-culture news. While fans in the live studio audience rub elbows with their favourite stars, fans at home can interact via text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail. It all happens every weekday on MuchMusic.