Snoop Series Among New MTV Shows
MTV has made reality shows a top priority for the network's new programming schedule airing this spring and summer. In addition to several non-music shows, the network is planning two new music-basedMTV has made reality shows a top priority for the network's new programming schedule airing this spring and summer. In addition to several non-music shows, the network is planning two new music-based series, "TRL Presents: Duets" and the Snoop Dogg-starring "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle."
"TRL Presents: Duets," which premieres May 5 at 5 p.m. ET/PT, is about fans being invited to duet with their favorite singers. Usher, Blink-182, Vanessa Carlton, and B2K are among the artists to be featured in the series. The show will have an initial five-episode run from May 5-9. In other "TRL" news, beginning April 14, the show's "At Your School Week" will conclude with a visit to a high school once attended by a celebrity.
Snoop Dogg will star in "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," a weekly variety show that premieres June 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. MTV says it has initially ordered six episodes of the series. A pilot aired on the network in December.
Meanwhile, MTV has renewed "The Osbournes" for a third season, which begins June 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Also returning is Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' "Making the Band II," whose second season premieres June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The second season of "Making the Band II" will follow Combs giving career guidance to the new hip-hop group that was formed during the first season.
Finally, MTV has signed up Ashton Kutcher ("That '70s Show") to star and produce "Punk'd," a sketch comedy show featuring celebrities as the butt of practical jokes. The first of eight episodes airs March 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.