Revamped MTV lineup makes room for Margera

MTV on Wednesday unveiled a new scheduling strategy that will reshuffle and expand its primetime lineup. In addition, the lifestyle programming network has green-lit two series, one featuring Jackass' Bam Margera and the other centered on wrestling.

Starting in the first quarter, MTV is planning to shuffle its primetime lineup by scheduling blocks with shows that have similar themes, expanding its 10 Spot programming into the 9 p.m. hour on two nights and scheduling returning series on new nights.

In addition, the two new series also will be part of the rejiggered lineup. The first one, Bam's Unholy Union, features skateboard pro Margera as he prepares to get married; MTV describes the second show, Wrestling Society X, as "the greatest, dirtiest and most dangerous sports entertainment program that throws out the glam of wrestling." Both shows are set to debut in January.

MTV has scheduled Monday nights with "coming-of-age" shows where people are facing a new chapter in their lives. Series airing Monday nights from 9-11 p.m. will be My Super Sweet 16 (debuting January 15), new show Engaged & Underage (January 22), the second season of The Hills (January 15), and Jennifer Lopez's new show DanceLife (January 15).

Tuesday nights feature shows that are defined by "adventure, adrenaline, and action," said Brian Graden, president of entertainment at MTV Networks Music Group. The new Tuesday schedule kicks off from 9-11 p.m. January 30 with Road Rules, the debut of Bam's Unholy Union, the second season of Two-A-Days and the premiere of Wrestling Society X.

Real World will remain at 10 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by twentyfourseven. New series Adventures in Hollyhood will take over the 10:30 p.m. slot starting January 31.

Juvies will air at 10 p.m. Thursdays starting February 8, while new series I'm From Rolling Stone will air at 10 p.m. Sundays starting January 7.

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Jan 10, 2007
Why do they still call the network MTV? The music went out of it circa 1995 - or about the time "Real World" came out.

Somebody needs to create an 80s version of MTV with nothing but Music Videos - 24/7 featuring people called VeeJays! Blocks for 80s, 90s, 00s. 24 freaking 7! Between 8 and 10pm viewers could submit requests for rarely seen obscure videos everyone remembers seeing once but never again. There is one obscure Peter Bardens video that I believe was based on "In Dreams", Id love to see that again.
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Dec 15, 2006
If you enjoy football two a days is pretty cool. Its about the best high school football team in alabama.
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Dec 15, 2006
MTV's no more "music tv", it's full of crappy shows that are everything but programmes about music...it's truly disappointing
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Dec 14, 2006
I don't know what this crap it, but it isn't music.



Mtv should officially become "Meaningless Television", because they're not based on music any more and most of their shows are just...
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Dec 14, 2006
when will people get over Bam already? COME ON!!!! AND I EVEN SKATEBOARD. Wait, i think skaters hate the guy cause they were over his act years ago. HOpefully the rest of society will figure it out soon enough.
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Dec 14, 2006
WHOOOOOOOO! More Margera! :lol: Viva La Bam was one of my favorite shows before it ended, so I'm glad to see Bam will be back on t.v soon.
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Dec 14, 2006
Sounds good to me.
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