or


[08/11/22 - 08:30 AM]
2022 "VMAs" Announce Kane Brown as Toyota Stage Headliner with First-of-Its-Kind Mixed Reality Activation from The Famous Group
Brown continues to make "VMAs" history as the first male country artist to perform on the iconic show.

[via press release from MTV]

2022 "VMAs" announce Kane Brown as Toyota Stage headliner with first-of-its-kind Mixed Reality activation from The Famous Group

Brown makes history as the first male country artist to perform on the show

· Global entertainer Kane Brown is set to make an epic "VMAs" debut from the Toyota Stage with a first-time TV performance of "Grand," the new single from his highly-anticipated third album Different Man, dropping September 9th.
· Brown continues to make "VMAs" history as the first male country artist to perform on the iconic show. Last year, he was the only country artist to receive a 2021 nomination ("Video for Good" for his emotionally charged single "Worldwide Beautiful").

· This marks Toyota's fourth year as exclusive sponsor of "VMAs" remote performances, continuing its tradition of partnering with MTV to activate innovative in-show moments, this year using cutting-edge Mixed Reality technology, powered by The Famous Group - the creative technology company behind high-profile mixed reality activations in the Super Bowl, MLB All-Star Game, and NFL Wild Card Slime Game on Nickelodeon.

· Fans will be treated on a musical journey from NYC to New Jersey in the stylish and versatile Toyota Corolla Cross with Kane Brown's hit "Be Like That" serving as the soundtrack for the trip, leading into his performance on the Toyota Stage.

· "Creating unforgettable cultural moments that weave our partners into the fabric of our award shows by leveraging innovation is Velocity's gold standard, and this year's remote performance at the VMAs will be no exception," said Dario Spina, CMO, Velocity, Paramount. "Toyota continues to be an incredible partner and we're excited for The Famous Group's creative excellence in mixed reality to help MTV send Kane Brown's historic performance into the stratosphere."

· "Toyota joins forces with the MTV VMAs for the fourth year in a row to bring a show-stopping remote performance to the Toyota Stage," said Jessamine Merrill, general manager, media and digital engagement, Toyota Motor North America. "This exclusive collaboration showcases the all-new Corolla Cross and a first-ever mixed reality technology, in partnership with The Famous Group, creating an added performance element to Kane Brown's exciting VMAs debut."

· "This creative partnership with Velocity marks a unique opportunity for our team," says Erik Beaumont, Head of Mixed Reality, The Famous Group. "We have a track record of creating dynamic experiences for teams and organizations primarily in the sports world. Now, we look forward to expanding into a new and exciting vertical - music. We are ecstatic to collaborate with MTV and Toyota to create a captivating activation at a world-renowned event."

Previously announced "VMAs" news:

· PERFORMERS + VANGUARD HONOREE: This year's must-see lineup also includes Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! At The Disco. Global superstar Nicki Minaj will also perform live for the first time since 2018 and receive the prestigious Video Vanguard Award (more info here + here).

· NOMINATIONS: Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X (7), along with Doja Cat and Harry Styles (6) lead; Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5) closely follow. Full list here. Noms for social categories "Group of the Year" and "Song of Summer" to be announced next week.

· VOTING: Fans can vote for their favorites across 22 gender-neutral categories at vote.mtv.com through Friday, August 19th, thanks to Burger King(R). Voting for "Best New Artist," presented by EXTRA(R) Gum, remains active into show.

· PRESS CREDENTIALS: Applications available here, submission deadline Sunday, August 14.

· SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2022 "VMAs" include Burger King(R), Clearblue(R), DESCOVY(R), EXTRA(R) Gum, Instacart, Kraft Singles, Swiffer and Toyota Motor North America.

· CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers; Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.





  [august 2022]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[10/06/22 - 01:25 PM]
MTV's Hottest Show Debuts New Name - "Siesta Key: Miami Moves" Premieres Thursday, October 27 at 8PM ET/PT
The series will also air on MTV internationally in more than 165 countries beginning November 10.

[10/06/22 - 01:00 PM]
Video: Paramount+ Releases Official Trailer for the Fifth Season of Hit Sketch Comedy Series "Inside Amy Schumer"
In addition to Schumer, season five features Amber Tamblyn, Bridget Everett, Cara Delevinge, Chris Parnell, Ellie Kemper, Jesse Williams, Laura Benanti, Michael Ian Black, Olivia Munn and Tim Meadows.

[10/06/22 - 12:56 PM]
Rob Wade Named Chief Executive Officer of FOX Entertainment
Wade most recently served as President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials of FOX Entertainment.

[10/06/22 - 12:49 PM]
2022 ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" Viewership Up Year Over Year
This season's 25 telecasts averaged 1,486,000 viewers, an increase of one percent from 1,473,000 viewers last year.

[10/06/22 - 12:35 PM]
FOX Sports Films Announces New Immersive Hip Hop Documentary "Jackie Robinson: Get to the Bag" Spotlighting the Remarkable Career of Jackie Robinson Beyond Baseball Premiering Wednesday, October 12 on FS1
The film is executive produced by two-time World Series champion and six-time All-Star Mookie Betts, co-produced by Propagate, MLB, and directed by Victorious De Costa.

[10/06/22 - 12:25 PM]
Showtime Sports Announces Return of "All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson" on New Multi-Year Deal
The latest episode dropped today, and features an extensive sit-down with eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard.

[10/06/22 - 10:01 AM]
New York Comic Con 2022 - Hulu's "Koala Man" - New Casting Announcements
Previously announced cast includes Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Demi Lardner and creator Michael Cusack.

[10/06/22 - 09:07 AM]
Video: SundanceTV and AMC+ Release All-New Teaser for Darkly Funny Docuseries "True Crime Story: Indefensible"
In the series, comedian Jena Friedman travels the country to unspool real cases on the ground.

[10/06/22 - 09:05 AM]
Video: Disney+ Releases Official Trailer for the Original Series "Limitless with Chris Hemsworth" from National Geographic
All episodes of the series premiere November 16, exclusively on Disney+.

[10/06/22 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Fleishman Is In Trouble" Official Teaser - Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan - FX
Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, and Lizzy Caplan star in FX's "Fleishman Is In Trouble," based on the New York Times bestselling novel.

[10/06/22 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Run Sweetheart Run" - Official Trailer - Prime Video
"Run Sweetheart Run" arrives on Prime Video October 28.

[10/06/22 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Nickelodeon and Mattel Debut Official Trailer for All-New "Monster High" Animated Series
Additionally, a sneak peek at a full episode will air on Nickelodeon immediately following tonight's presentation of "Monster High The Movie."

[10/06/22 - 09:00 AM]
Fuse's Reimagined Design Competition Series "Upcycle Nation" Featuring Groundbreaking Emmy Award Winner Karrueche Tran Premieres Wednesday, November 2 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series features aspiring designers and upcyclers from around the country who compete to transform everyday items into fashion-forward streetwear.

[10/06/22 - 08:56 AM]
FOX Wins Fourth Consecutive Premiere Week in L7 Ratings
Additionally, FOX's dramas "The Cleaning Lady" and "Monarch" each more than doubled in Total Viewers in 7-Day Multi-Platform measurement, delivering 4.8 million and 3.7 million viewers, respectively.

[10/06/22 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Iliza Shlesinger returns to Netflix with her sixth comedy special, "Hot Forever."