The Summer of Much is gonna be a scorcher as MuchMusic announced its blisteringly hot summer programming lineup. Beginning today, viewers can heat up their summer with the larger than life new series THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER (June 7), returning hit THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER (June 7), and the suspenseful PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (June 8). The biggest street party of the year, the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS returns to rock the nation (June 20). And fans can melt over the highly-anticipated TV movie D: NYC – Degrassi Takes Manhattan (July 16) followed by Season 10 of DEGRASSI now exclusive to the MuchMusic schedule (July 19).
MuchMusic continues to bring the heat to a feverish pitch with the hottest music programming including DISBAND DISCOVERED specials, the daily UR11, Wednesday night music video flow, the MuchMusic Countdown, and returning series MY DATE WITH…, BORN TO BE, and Season 3 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.
See full list of programming below.
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER – * Returning Series*
Premieres Monday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET
The teens at Grant High are living life in the fast lane. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there’s never a dull moment. And their parents’ lives are just as complicated. >From paternity questions to happy reunions and unexpected romances (past and present), there’s always some intense he-said she-said situations!
THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER – **New Series**
Premieres Monday, June 7 at 10 p.m. ET
This new series orbits the hilariously hellish lives of a deeply unpopular 15-year-old RJ Berger (Paul Iacono, Fame) and his scheming, sex-obsessed best friend, Miles Jenner (Jareb Dauplaise). Other than pining after the girl of his dreams and receiving daily beatings from the meanest jock in school, there really isn’t much excitement in RJ’s life. That is, until his anatomical gift is accidentally exposed to the entire school and he goes from anonymous to infamous. For the first time in his life, RJ feels a tiny sliver of confidence. Swept up in this man-sized wave of recognition, RJ claws his way out of the popularity basement and into the world of bigger is better.
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – ** New Series**
Premieres Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET
The town of Rosewood is perfectly quiet and pristine…but holds many secrets. Some of the ugliest ones belong to the prettiest girls in town – Aria (Lucy Hale, PRIVILEGED), Spencer (Troian Bellisario, JAG), Hanna (Ashley Benson, EASTWICK), and Emily (Canadian Shay Mitchell). These four estranged friends are about to see their darkest secrets unravel. One year ago, Alison, the Queen Bee of their group, disappeared and the girls swore they’d never tell anyone what really happened that night. They thought their secrets would bond them together, but instead it threatens to tear them apart. As the mystery surrounding Alison’s disappearance resurfaces, the girls begin getting threatening messages from “A,” saying things only Alison would know. Whoever it is, they know all the girls’ secrets, and are watching their every move.
2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
Premieres Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET
Canada’s loudest and craziest street party of the year returns! Broadcast live from the station’s headquarters, the MMVAs puts fans up close and personal with their favourite artists and A-list presenters. Featuring performances by Drake, Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Hedley, Katy Perry, Marianas Trench, Down With Webster, and co-host Miley Cyrus. The star-packed 2010 MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL kicks it all off, airing at 8 p.m. ET.
DISBAND DISCOVERED – ** New Episodes**
Abandon All Ships – Wed., June 30 at 8 p.m.. ET
These Kids Wear Crowns – Wed., July 28 at 8 p.m.. ET
Maddy Rodriguez – Wed., Aug 18 at 8 p.m. ET
MuchMusic’s Gemini-nominated breakout series DISBAND returns with one hour specials that deliver rock ‘n roll glory. Following the success of Season 1 discovery Stereos, numerous artists featured on Season 2 have secured record label or management deals, giving them a head start in one of the most competitive industries in the world. Follow their journeys on MuchMusic’s upcoming DISBAND DISCOVERED specials.
Weekdays at 11 p.m. ET
This interactive show gives viewers a chance to pick their favourite videos while tweeting about the hottest artists of the day. The top 10 results are played every weeknight as well as a specially chosen Wild Card video from the Most Tweeted Artist of the day.
PRICE OF BEAUTY – **New Series**
Beginning Thursday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET
In this docu-series, singer/actress Jessica Simpson travels the world to reveal what beauty means to different cultures. From Asia to Europe to South America and the U.S., Jessica meets every day women and some local pop culture icons. She examines the local fashions, dietary fads, beauty regimes, and even participates in some practices in order to reveal their PRICE OF BEAUTY.
MY DATE WITH… – **New Episodes **
Premieres Thursday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET
MuchOriginal series MY DATE WITH… sends one lucky fan away for a dream date with their favourite artist or celeb. Just when it couldn’t get better, the viewer and their friend get a full day of rock star treatment and plenty of pampering in preparation for the big meet. New summer episodes feature the cast of DEGRASSI, MMVAs performers Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Marianas Trench, as well as hotties Jason Derulo, and Danny Fernandes.
BORN TO BE – **New Episodes **
Premieres Thursday, July 8 at 9 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 artists like Drake, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Marianas Trench, and Taylor Swift. 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.
D: NYC – DEGRASSI TAKES MANHATTAN
Premieres Friday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET
Later, high school. Hello New York City! DEGRASSI grads and friends dive into the summer that changes their lives forever. And what’s summer without a little romance. Best friends Jane and Holly J head to the Big Apple, with big hopes and even bigger dreams. Back in Toronto, Spinner’s summer is hotter than he ever imagined. But when his hopes for the future turn to dust, he struggles to rebuild and move on. Hot hook-ups, messy melt-downs, Park Avenue jaunts, and wedding-day hijinx are all in a days work for this crew.
DEGRASSI – Season 10
Premieres Monday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Airs Monday – Thursday all summer long
One of Canada’s top young adult series returns exclusively on MuchMusic. Starting this July, DEGRASSI viewers get their fill of the series four days a week, as the show moves to a 30-minute, Monday – Thursday format. In Season 10, a new school year brings big changes to the students of DEGRASSI. New rivals, new friends, new love interests, and a shift in the school’s hierarchy shake up every relationship. Relevant and exciting, intense and fresh, this home-grown hit series continues to explore envelope-pushing stories with a sense of humour and a lot of heart. During the summer, Much fans can also expect exclusive behind the scenes footage from Season 10.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – Season 3
Premieres August 2010
The Gemini Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA showcases dancers from across the country as they compete to impress an expert panel of judges including Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown, and Blake McGrath. Following auditions in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax, select competitors advanced to “Finals Week” in Toronto where they work with some of Canada’s top choreographers. Then it’s down to the Top 20, where they compete to avoid elimination and become Canada’s Favourite Dancer. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is hosted by Gemini Award-winner Leah Miller and is based on the Emmy Award-winning smash hit series created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe.