via press release:
MTV’S “NIKKI & SARA LIVE” OPEN THEIR “HOME” IN TIMES SQUARE TO CHART-TOPPING ARTIST PHILLIP PHILLIPS
New York, NY (February 21, 2013) –MTV’s“Nikki & Sara LIVE” welcome American Idol Season 11 winner and chart-topping artist, Phillip Phillips to their Times Square studio on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed. Tune in as Nikki & Sara dish on the latest in pop culture, talk to Phillips about his new single “Gone, Gone, Gone,” his upcoming tour and get tips on how they too can win “American Idol.” For a look at this week’s show, click here.
Set in front of a live studio audience, criticallyacclaimed comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer host their weekly half-hour comedy show from MTV’s iconic Times Square Studio. Based on their successful comedy podcast “You Had to Be There,” “Nikki & Sara LIVE” features their signature wit, fast-paced humor, celebrity interviews, and man on the street pieces that highlight their comedic take on the latest stories and trends in pop culture, entertainment, music and more.
Phillips’ debut album The World From The Side Of The Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records) was released November 19th where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold making it the fastest selling debut from an American Idol winner since season seven’s David Cook released his in 2008. Phillips’ hit single “Home” has sold over 4 million making it the most successful coronation song of any American Idol winner. Phillips recently premiered the video for his second single “Gone, Gone, Gone” and is currently on tour with Matchbox 20, with his headlining tour kicking off on March 19.
Executive producers of “Nikki & Sara LIVE” are Sara Schaefer, Nikki Glaser and Kim Gamble. Rob Anderson helped create and develop the series. Brent Haynes is the SVP of Comedy and will executive produce for MTV, and Nick Predescu and Shane Tilston are Executives in Charge of Production for the network.