via press release:
MTV’S “RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW” (“ABDC”) “RETURN OF THE SUPERSTARS” WILL FEATURE THE MUSIC OF BRITNEY SPEARS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
CHECK OUT A SNEAK PEEK FROM THE PREMIERE EPISODE
New Weekly Late-Night Music Talk Show “MTV’s Hip-Hop Pov” Premieres At Midnight, Following An Encore Of “ABDC” At 11:00 P.M., Making Wednesdays A Destination For Music On The Network
Santa Monica, CA (April 10, 2012) – MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” to kick off season seven with the music of billboard sensation Britney Spears on Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The crews will ignite the stage and showcase their phenomenal talent as they perform to some of Spears’ hottest hits including “Wanna Go,” “3,” “Till The World Ends,” “Hold It Against Me,” “If You Seek Amy” and “Womanizer.” Check out a sneak peek here.
This season nine all-new hip-hop dance crews will take the stage with one returning past crew, fan favorite from season two, “Fanny Pak.” This is the first time in the series’ history a crew from a prior season will return to compete for the title. Will they be able to win the prize this time around? Other crews include “8 Flavahz,” “Collizion Crew,” “Electrolytes,”“Funkdation,” “Irratik,” “Mix’d Elements,” “Mos Wanted Crew,” “Rated Next Generation” and “Stepboys.” Tune in as the crews get ready to showcase their fierce dance moves for the ultimate opportunity to become America’s Best Dance Crew, and win a $100,000 cash prize.
MTV’s new weekly late-night music talk and performance show, “MTV’s Hip-Hop POV,” is set to debut at Midnight on Wednesday, April 11, following an encore of the “ABDC” season premiere at 11:00 p.m., making Wednesdays a destination for music on the channel.
“ABDC” is executive produced by “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, Joel Gallen (Tenth Planet Productions), Josh Greenberg (“The Sing Off”), Hip Hop International’s creators Howard Schwartz and Karen Schwartz, Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment), Harriet Sternberg and Abe Hoch (both of Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment). Craig Erwich and Brooke Karzen are the executives overseeing the project for Warner Horizon Television (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” The Voice”). Lauren Dolgen, Kristina Edwards and Michelle Klepper are the executives in charge for MTV.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About Warner Horizon Television:
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV’s current unscripted series are “The Voice” for NBC, “The Bachelor” franchise — which includes “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” — for ABC and “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” for MTV. Scripted programs from WHTV are “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Dallas” for TNT, “Sullivan & Son” for TBS, “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Lying Game” for ABC Family, “Longmire” for A&E and “Political Animals” for USA Network.