Monday 16 to Thursday 19 at 6 p.m. ET

It’s off to the sun and sand in Cancun where James, Chewy and Jessie get to know Paul better through day excursions and special one-on-one time. The trip was each competitor’s final chance to prove to Paul they’re the BF of his dreams before the winner is revealed live on Thursday, March 19. The winner not only receives the title of Paul’s Best Friend, but is also handed a top-secret grand prize.

Encore presentation daily at 11 p.m. ET

Monday 9 to Thursday 12 at 6 p.m. ET

James, Chewy and Jessie meet Paul’s parents at his childhood home in St. Catherine’s, ON and Mr. and Mrs. Lemieux pass judgment on their son’s potential new best friend. Following the hometown visits, viewers can catch up on everything they’ve missed since the ‘Paulmance’ kickoff and get a sneak peek of what’s coming up during Total RePaul: Another Shot at Paulmance on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Encore presentation daily at 11 p.m. ET


TV LIVE Takes the Search for One Man’s New Best Friend to New Extremes with ‘Paulmance’

– MTV LIVE co-host Paul “the intern” Lemieux searches for a new best friend from more than 900 applicants –
– Three potential new BF’s jet to Cancun with Paul for final bonding –

– Paul’s new BF will be revealed live on MTV March 19 at 6 p.m. ET –

Toronto, ON (March 4, 2009) – Paris Hilton and BROMANCE inspired it, and now MTV LIVE’s Paul “the intern” Lemieux is searching for a best friend of his own. MTV LIVE’s ‘Paulmance’ segment finds viewers competing to become the co-host’s new best friend. Beginning Monday, March 9 viewers see just how far Paul’s potential new friends go to become the ultimate winner on the Gemini Award-winning MTV LIVE, airing Monday to Thursday at 6 p.m. ET (encore presentation at 11 p.m. ET). Paul reveals the name of his new BF live on Thursday, March 19.

The online contest at received more than 900 entries. Those interested had to send an email stating why they thought they’d be a good best friend for Paul along with a few pictures. In the end, Paul selected three lucky finalists and they headed to Cancun, courtesy of S-Trip.

Doing whatever it takes to become Paul’s new BF are James Kleyn, a 24-year-old chef and master Halloween costume maker from Toronto; Ryan “Chewy” Cassidy, a 23-year-old University of British Columbia commerce student and party animal from Vancouver; and Jessica “Jessie” Tomlinson, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student and “one-of-the-guys girl” from Thornhill, ON.

Full episodes of MTV LIVE and all ‘Paulmance’ segments are available on demand on via the site’s high-res video player.


Host Daryn Jones takes a satirical look at news, trends and pop culture, with offbeat interviews, celebrities and musical performances in this Gemini Award-winning series. Nicole Holness and Paul “the intern” Lemieux co-host.