via press release:
MTV CHRONICLES THE EPIC RISE OF MILEY CYRUS
AS SHE EMBRACES A NEW PUBLIC PERSONA AND MUSICAL DIRECTION
DURING “MILEY: THE MOVEMENT” A NEW DOCUMENTARY PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT
New York, NY (September 19, 2013) – After her headline-grabbing VMA performance, chart-topping sales including her first-ever #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for “Wrecking Ball,” and helping to usher the word “twerk” into the everyday lexicon, global superstar Miley Cyrus has catapulted to the top of the pop culture stratosphere. But who is the real Miley and what is driving her transformation?
For the last four months, MTV has been granted unmatched access to Cyrus, who will unabashedly take viewers on her whirlwind journey from tween television sensation to one of pop music’s most magnetic and unapologetically controversial artists during “Miley: The Movement“ premiering on Wednesday, October 2nd at 10pm ET/PT.
The intimate, 60-minute documentary film will capture the full essence and evolution of Cyrus as she gears up for the release of her debut RCA Records album, “Bangerz” on Tuesday, October 8. The special will chronicle her triumphs and struggles at home, in the studio and on the road, as well as the planning, rehearsals, performance and media frenzy surrounding her 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” medley with Robin Thicke.
“Miley: The Movement” will also air internationally on MTV channels around the world in October 2013. The film follows in the footsteps of similar enlightening MTV documentaries that have featured the likes of such superstars as Lady Gaga, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and most recently, Demi Lovato.
To celebrate the forthcoming documentary, MTV will dedicate its entire AMTV morning music block on Wednesday, October 2 to Miley Cyrus. In addition, MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, will launch a special “Miley: The Movement” Countdown for a full 24 hours prior to the premiere, including music videos, live performance clips, interviews with MTV News and teasers in anticipation of the debut.