Fuse Greenlights Three Series: 'Insane Clown Posse Theater', 'G-Thing', and 'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce'

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June 10th, 2013

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Fuse Expands Current Programming Line-Up With Three Brand New
Series: Insane Clown Posse Theater, G-Thing, and Big Freedia:
Queen of Bounce

Network Announces Second Season of Warped Roadies

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuse, the national music
television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, today
announced that it will be expanding its music-related programming
line-up with the launch of three all new original series -- Insane
Clown Posse Theater, G-Thing and Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (working
title). Following a successful first season, Fuse is also set to begin
production on the second season of Warped Roadies.These new shows --
all rooted in music -- reinforce Fuse's mission to bring strong,
vibrant music content to the television landscape.

Production for the second season of Warped Roadies will start with the
first stop on the Vans Warped Tour 2013, which kicks off on June 15th.
This season will shadow old and new cast members as they hit the road
for America's largest tour. Following the young crew from city to city,
the show gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary Vans
Warped Tour and the lives of the men and women who make it possible.
Warped Roadies is produced by Magilla Entertainment (Bayou
Billionaires, Moonshiners, Long Island Medium) with executive producers
Matthew Ostrom, Brian Flanagan, Laura Palumbo Johnson and co-executive
producers Stacey Angeles and Brent Burnette.

For the first of three brand new shows, Fuse has taken its own digital
video series, featuring hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse commenting on
today's top music videos, and created Insane Clown Posse Theater, a
weekly 30-minute linear program. After gaining significant attention on
Fuse.tv, the show is making the jump to the television screen, where it
will feature Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's twisted take on what's new
in music and popular culture. Every week, Insane Clown Posse will view
a mix of music videos and viral clips and provide uninhibited
commentary, as only they can. Insane Clown Posse Theater will feature
comedy sketches and interviews with special guests in addition to the
band's video observations. Insane Clown Posse Theater is produced by
Fuse and is set to premiere on Wednesday, July 24th.

In addition, Fuse has completed production on two previously announced
series, G-Thing and Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce. G-Thing will give
viewers a look into the lives of G-Fella, an Italian-American rapper,
and his larger-than-life family as they try to launch the first "family
style" run record label: Tracketeering Music. G-Thing is executive
produced by Fuse and Paulina Williams, and will premiere on Wednesday,
July 24th.

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce explores the underground world of the New
Orleans hip hop scene known as Bounce. The series focuses on local hero
and outrageous personality Big Freedia and fellow artists Mr. Ghetto,
Sissy Nobby and others as they struggle to take their music to the next
level of success. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, set to premiere
Wednesday, September 18th, is executive produced and directed by Jeremy
Simmons, executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom
Campbell and produced by World of Wonder (RuPaul's Drag Race, Million
Dollar Listing, Life with La Toya). Both G-Thing and Big Freedia: Queen
of Bounce have been picked up for an 8-episode run.

"There are infinite stories to be told and dynamic characters to be
found in the world of music," said Mike Bair, president, MSG Media.
"We're thrilled to bring back a fan favorite, along with three new
series that will build on our foundation of in-house and third party
productions, further delivering on our mission to carve out a true home
for music programming on cable television."

Fuse is a national television network that provides a unique,
multi-platform destination for music lovers, connecting fans with their
favorite artists and delivering the most comprehensive coverage of the
music industry today. Warped Roadies, Insane Clown Posse Theater,
G-Thing and Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce are part of Fuse's original
music programming lineup, which also includes: Fuse News, Fuse's daily
flagship music news program anchored by Alexa Chung and Matte Babel;
The Hustle, the network's first foray into scripted programming which
sheds light on the challenges that aspiring artists face as they try
and break into the hip hop world; and music and pop culture trivia show
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street starring Billy Eichner. It also
includes Top 20 Countdown, Trending 10, and artist documentary series
Popped. Additionally, Fuse covers live concerts and events, and boasts
comprehensive coverage of music festivals throughout the country,
including South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the Voodoo
Music Experience.

About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated to music, brings
viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring
original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and
video blocks -- all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit
makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse
accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34
year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line,
on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG
Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and
MSG+ HD. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company
(Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports
includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New
York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League);
and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music
Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the
Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, the legendary Chicago
Theatre as well as the Forum in Inglewood, California and manages
wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City
Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. Additional information
about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.

 
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