- "The Hills After Show" will air simultaneously to audiences on MTV
in Canada, MTV.ca and MTV.com -
- MTV's Canadian 'remixes' to be featured on "The Hills" Season 2 DVD
TORONTO, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - MTV in Canada announced today that its original
program "The Hills After Show" will be broadcast in the United States on
MTV.com where a potential audience of 24 million visits each month. The show
debuts Monday, August 13. Created and produced by MTV in Canada and hosted by
the channel's own Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy, "The Hills After Show" will
debut in America (and return to Canada for its second season) immediately
following "The Hills" Season 3 premiere. Both "The Hills" and "The Hills After
Show" will now be seen simultaneously in Canada and the US, meaning fans in
both countries will have full access to satisfy their "Hills" cravings. MTV in
Canada's most-watched program, "The Hills" begins its third season with a
special one-hour premiere on Monday, August 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT followed
immediately by "The Hills After Show" at 11 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on MTV.
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"We strive to produce engaging homegrown content that communicates with
our audience so we're very proud of "The After Show" and the high level of
success it has achieved," said Brad Schwartz, Sr. Vice-President and General
Manager, MTV in Canada. "The opportunity to expand the show's audience to
include Americans will take the show to greater creative heights."
"This is another success for our Canadian production team," said Mark
McInnis, Vice-President, Production, MTV in Canada. "Bringing Americans into
the fold will add a new layer to the show. I can't wait to see webcammers from
all across North America chatting with Dan and Jessi!"
Launched in May 2006, "The Hills After Show" is the companion program to
MTV in Canada's No. 1 series. Hosts Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy say all the
things viewers are thinking and ask the questions they really want answered.
Joined regularly by members of "The Hills" cast, Cruickshank and Levy recap
the show with the help of a telestrator, slow-motion and video "remixes. The
"Hills" experts dish on all the things fans want to know about their favourite
(Lauren? Brody?) and least favourite (Spencer!) members of "The Hills" cast.
As always, "The Hills After Show" has in-studio fans who add their opinions
and observations to the hilarious conversation while viewers weigh in with
their own thoughts and comments via phone, e-mail and webcam. "The Hills After
Show" airs each week at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following "The Hills."
The made-in-Canada "Hills After Show" has already made a mark with fans
in the United States through some of its infamous video "remixes," which have
been circulated to fans in both countries. The re-cut clips from the series
have become a hit in their own right, and as a testament to their creativity
and sense of humour, the Canadian remixes have been included as extras on The
Complete Second Season DVD Set, which became available in stores across North
America this week. Fans can visit mtv.ca/thehills for all the latest details
on the series.
A bona fide hit in Canada, "The Hills" is the Number 1 series on MTV in
Canada. "The Hills After Show" follows closely as the third most popular show
on the channel. For the Season 2 finale of "The Hills After Show," thousands
of fans lined-up at the MTV studios at The Masonic Temple for a chance to get
into the special taping attended by Lauren, Audrina and Whitney.
MTV's "The Hills After Show" is produced by MTV Productions; a division
of CTV Inc. Garrett Wintrip is Associate Producer. Sam Dynes is Director of
Production. Mark McInnis is Vice-President of Production. Brad Schwartz is
Senior Vice-President and General Manager, MTV. Susanne Boyce is President,
CTV Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group.
MTV in Canada is a Canadian programmed and managed business wholly owned
by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. MTV offers a distinctly Canadian
interpretation of the MTV brand across multiple platforms, including a
revolutionary broadband service, MTV.ca, and across an MTV-branded analog
specialty service that delivers innovative lifestyle, talk and documentary
programming with a commitment to 71 per cent Canadian programming in
primetime. The MTV business is powered by an alliance between CTV, Canada's
Number One television brand and MTV Networks, the world's most valuable media
brand. MTV in Canada is one of 50 MTV-branded services worldwide serving 171
territories around the world.
For further information:
For further information: Emily Young Lee, MTV, (416) 355-3613,