The Celebrity Obsessed Get Their Fill with MuchMusic's Fall Line-Up



    
                       Totally Untrue History Of . . .
                       New MuchOriginal series premiere

                               Stars Gone Wild
                       New MuchOriginal series premiere

                                   The O.C.
                      All four seasons air on MuchMusic


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    TORONTO, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - MuchMusic delivers music and pop-culture fans an
irreverent new season with a delicious blend of celebrity 'news,' brightly
packaged celebrity scandal, and all four seasons of the comings and goings of
the rich and beautiful in Orange County. The new fall season starts August
19th and also includes tried-and-true fan favourites that deliver a fresh and
flippant take on hot music makers and Hollywood royalty.
    The airwaves re-ignite as two new MuchOriginal series - The Totally
Untrue History Of... and Stars Gone Wild - join the ranks, and mega-hit teen
drama The O.C. lands for a full run of the complete series. So You Think You
Can Dance slides into the mix for a third season and returning strong-hold
Video On Trial is back with a new look but the same cutting critiques and
sarcasm.

    MuchMusic's Fall Programming includes:

    The Totally Untrue History Of...
    New MuchOriginal Series Premiere Monday, August 20th at 8pm

    Remember when Hilary Duff rescued a family from a burning building? Or
how about when Usher finished second in the NBA slam dunk contest? Of course
not, because those things never happened. This mockumentary series weaves tall
tales about an artist, band or musical movement through testimonials,
interview clips and images. The first two half-hour installments tell the
alternate histories of Jessica Simpson and Eminem.
    Fans can round out the Totally Untrue experience by bookmarking fake
celebrity insider Bash Maroof's gossip blog, online at insidedishmag.com
starting August 15th.

    Stars Gone Wild
    New MuchOriginal Series Premiere Wednesday, August 22 at 10pm ET

    Fifteen half-hour episodes take an irreverent look at the antics of our
favourite Hollywood stars and infamous rich kids, from driving under the
influence and public hissy fits to mandatory rehab and getting photographed
going commando. Stars Gone Wild features musicians and celebrities like
50 Cent, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and many more.

    The O.C.
    New Series Premiere Monday, August 20 at 7pm ET
    Airs weekdays at 4pm & 7pm ET

    The O.C. catapulted Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody, Mischa Barton, Benjamin
MacKenzie, and creator Josh Schwartz into young Hollywood elite. It was a
ratings and critical smash and a barometer of hot, up-and-coming indie rock
bands. Four back-to-back seasons of The O.C. promise tons of teen angst,
tumultuous relationships, scandals, arrests, shootings, and hoodies.

    So You Think You Can Dance III
    New Season Premiere Sunday, September 2 at 6pm ET

    In the third installment of this fan-favourite reality series, the best
undiscovered dancing talent the U.S. has to offer endures a grueling
competition to become the country's favourite dancer. Cat Deeley hosts as
contestants are put to the test with ballroom, ballet, salsa, jive, hip-hop
and krumping.

    All Muscle with Funkmaster Flex
    New Series Premiere Sunday, August 19 at 8pm ET

    Hip hop DJ Funkmaster Flex brings together his love for music and car
customization, getting behind the wheel with the likes of 50 Cent, LL Cool J
and sports celebrities.

    Car Wars With Funkmaster Flex
    New Series Premiere Sunday, October 28 at 8pm ET

    A select group of car enthusiasts receive six weeks to customize the
sickest ride, as selected by Funkmaster Flex and a panel of celebrity judges,
including Fat Joe and Busta Rhymes.

    Video On Trial
    New Season Premiere Sunday, August 19 at 8:30pm ET

    It's all about dish, dirt and deconstruction this fall when the
critically acclaimed Video on Trial returns with a hot new look. Pop-culture
experts, including hot and happening Canadian comics Trevor Boris, Debra
DiGiovanni, and Sabrina Jalees, analyze videos from top artists with candid
commentary, scathing reviews and tongue-in-cheek profiling.

    MuchOnDemand
    Weekdays at 5pm ET

    MuchMusic's live daily fan-and-celebrity showcase continues to keep fans
in the loop this fall. MuchMusic VJs - along with celebrity guests like
Rihanna, Maroon 5, Elisha Cuthbert, Nickelback, Claire Danes, and Sum 41, and
a full-house live audience - deliver daily features on the latest in music,
gaming, fashion and more.

    Concerts, Specials, and MuchMovies

    Hot artists and celebrities need their time to shine. MuchMusic has lined
up a slew of exciting concerts and specials that highlight the best the music
scene and Hollywood have to offer. Also, stay tuned on Friday nights for
music's brightest stars on the weekly MuchMovie.

    About MuchMusic:

    The number one Canadian brand for teens and young adults, MuchMusic is an
integral part of today's pop-culture landscape, engaging and interacting with
its audience like no other since August 1984. Live performances and interviews
with world-famous Canadian and international musical artists and celebrity
guests make MuchMusic's acclaimed street-front studio in Toronto Canada's
epicentre of celebrity. A multi-platform, Canadian icon, MuchMusic was
recognized by Strategy magazine as the "Brand of the Year" (2005). The
always-innovative and cutting-edge muchmusic.com is a favourite destination
for Canadian youth delivering Show Me Yours, a user-generated content site;
MuchAXS, a viewer-controlled broadband player, new-music sneak peek First
Spins; and music and ringtone downloads.

    MuchMusic spotlights homegrown talent through original productions and
nurtures the Canadian music-video production industry through its annual,
multi-million dollar contribution to VideoFACT.

    MuchMusic targets fans aged 12-34, and distributes programming to 120
countries and 7.5 million households across Canada via cable, satellite,
online at Joost and on mobile.

    MuchMusic is a division of CTV Limited.





For further information:

For further information: Scott Campbell, MuchMusic, (416) 591-7400
x2794, scott.campbell@muchmusic.com; Jennifer Corelli, MuchMusic, (416)
591-7400 x3259, jen.corelli@muchmusic.com

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