Fans and Celebs Face the Music During Much's Holiday Wrap 2007

    TORONTO, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - Ho Ho Ho-ly Crap! It's a giant sleigh load of
naughty 'n' nice with all new fan fare and a reality knock-out keeping viewers
locked on MuchMusic this December. Holiday Wrap 2007 - with outrageous,
laugh-out-loud original programming and highly-anticipated specials, covering
the most buzzed-about celeb hits and misses of the year - begins December 16
on MuchMusic.
    Fans come first in three new holiday specials. Hotties Next Door reveals
Canada's Top 20 super sexy guy and girl music fans from coast to coast. Then
there's no love lost when Much responds to disgruntled sourpusses who say U
Suck! The laughs keep coming when unwitting wannabes get duped while attending
a reality show Casting Call.
    Here's one that's surely bursting with holiday spirit - Robin Black: Cage
Fighter. Canada's own glam rocker gets the guyliner punched off his face in
the fight of his life. On the cheeky side it's MuchMusic's Best Virgin Videos,
highlighting top hitmakers in a variety of 'firsts'. And five brats get an
extreme 'tude adjustment when Ozzy's next of kin puts them to the test in Jack
Osbourne: The Recruits.
    Messed Up & Memorable, MuchNews Misses, Kisses & Disses, and The
MuchMusic Viewers Poll are back to highlight the cringe-worthy and crazy of
    Fans can log onto for exclusive uncut footage, outrageous
outtakes, VJ blog posts, sizzlin' videos and more!


    New MuchOriginal Episodes
    One Hit Wonders - Sunday, December 16 at 8pm ET (30min.)
    Holiday Crap - Sunday, December 23 at 7:30pm ET (30min.)
    Totally 80's - Sunday, December 30 at 8pm ET (30min.)
    Catch Much's pop culture pundits in their holiday glory in three-themed
Video On Trial episodes. The jurors breakdown and deconstruct videos starting
December 16.

    New MuchOriginal Special
    Top Pop - December 17 at 10pm ET (60min.)
    Top Rock - December 18 at 10pm ET (60min.)
    Top Hip Hop - December 19 at 10pm ET (60min.)
    Kelly vs. Hilary. Nickelback vs. Daughtry. Ne-Yo vs. Kanye. Find out who
comes out on top in these year-end video reviews.

    Series Premiere - Wednesday, December 19 at 6pm ET (60min.)
    Jack Osbourne becomes an 'extreme life coach' and mentors five troubled
teens in desperate need of a life change. Over eight episodes, Jack takes his
recruits, including a recovering drug addict and a wealthy wealthy prima
donna, through the extreme adventure challenges in hopes he can help them turn
their lives around.

    New MuchOriginal Special - Friday, December 21 at 8pm ET (60min.)
    Hannah did what? Matte saw who, where? Hear the year's highs and lows
straight from the mouths of the VJs and find out what craziness ensued when
the cameras stopped rolling. Fans can log onto to read more
about Messed Up 'N Memorable moments in VJ blog posts.

    New MuchOriginal Special - Saturday, December 22 at 9pm ET (60min.)
    Join Much VJs Tim Deegan and Sarah Taylor for this skin-filled countdown,
revealing the hottest guys and girls in Canada! Fans can tune in to find out
who took the number one spots and what these super-fine folks have on their
musical playlists. A gallery of extended footage from the show is available on
MuchAXS, MuchMusic's fan-controlled broadband community.

    U SUCK!
    New MuchOriginal Special - Sunday, December 23 at 8pm ET (30min.)
    Viewers said U Suck! Now Much responds. Hosted by VJ Matte Babel, Much
answers some less than favourable fan mail and has some fun with a whack of
crusty Canadians.

    New MuchOriginal Special - Monday, December 24 at 8pm ET (60min.)
    Whether they were knocking on rehab's door or knocking boots with other
A-Listers, our favourite celebrities had a heck of a year. VJs Hannah Simone
and Devon Soltendieck deliver the biggest successes and disasters MuchNews
covered in 2007.

    New MuchOriginal Special - Wednesday, December 26 at 8pm ET (60min.)
    Best Song To Swap Spit To, Biggest Baddest Breakdown and Favourite Guilty
Pleasure are just some of the categories in the MuchMusic Viewers Poll 2007.
In this second annual special, VJs Matte Babel and Leah Miller reveal the
viewers favourites in this a-typical awards show. Special appearances by Will
Ferrell, Seth Rogan, Hilary Duff, Perez Hilton and Plain White Ts.

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