The Hard Times of RJ Berger

Monday, May 30 at 10:30p.m. ET on MuchMusic

The adventures of a “well-endowed” high school student can be awkward, amusing, and down right dirty! As the season of THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER comes to an end, RJ continues to win Lily’s love and all the women in town strive to win RJ!

The secret is out. Monday nights just got fresher on MuchMusic. Beginning March 28, school is back in session and relationships are put to the test in the highly anticipated return of the smash hit THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER (8 p.m. ET).

Gym-nuts can jump back on the mat with an exclusive sneak peek of the Season 3 premiere of MAKE IT OR BREAK IT

(9 p.m. ET) before it settles into its regular timeslot on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. ET. Rounding out the Monday line-up is the return of the off-the-wall high school comedy THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER (10 p.m. ET).

 

Programming descriptions below:

 

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER (Season 3 Premiere)

Monday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET

Summer vacation is over and everyone is back at school and dealing with relationships that are becoming increasingly complicated. Amy has decided she would like to take her relationship to the next level with Ricky. Meanwhile, he returns to his apartment after an anxious day at the clinic to find his birth mom out of prison, and looking for a place to stay. With Adrian now expecting, her and Ben are excited and anxious to find out the gender of their baby. Beverley Mitchell (7th HEAVEN) guest stars as the new guidance counselor, and one of her first visits is from Ashley, who decides she wants to be home schooled.

 

THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER (Season Premiere)

Monday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET

Last season, RJ left the girl of his dreams, Jenny Swanson, at the winter formal, to lose his virginity to his stalker friend Lily Miran moments before she flat lined in the hospital. Now, RJ waits to find out Lily’s fate and the fate of his relationship with Jenny. Season 2 also brings more outrageous moments and antics at Pinkerton High with special appearances by Paris Hilton, rockers Weezer, and everyone’s favourite guido Vinny Guadagnino (JERSEY SHORE).

 

MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (Season Premiere)

Monday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET

Even though all four Rock girls made the US World’s team, there’s not much celebrating going on in the gym. While Kaylie struggles in rehab as counsellors try to get her to accept she has an eating disorder, the team’s uncertain future looms over them. Now they have to put on a brave face when attending an exhibition in Denver, where they deal with the constant taunting of Kelly Parker. But with no coach, a possible criminal record, and salacious rumours about a torrid affair, can the team, minus one of their own, hold its head up high?

Monday, August 23 at 10 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

As Lily lies in a hospital bed, a guilt-ridden RJ is torn between upholding his promise to spend the night with her, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Winter Formal with the girl of his dreams. Meanwhile, Miles’ date with Robin turns into yet another disappointment, and the Winter Formal gets physical.

MTV has decided to give new comedy The Hard Times of RJ Berger a second season.

The brand new comedy series, which hits screens earlier this year, will return in 2011 for another run.

The series follows a seemingly ordinary high school teen whose social status suddenly rises after it is accidentally revealed to his peers that he is unusually well endowed.

The show received a boost after the series creator David Katzenberg posted out DVDs of the show to Canadian teen star Justin Bieber, who promptly tweeted his approval.

With the singer’s endorsement, the show has regained audiences in the target teen demographic.

Source: TV Squad

 

The Summer of Much is gonna be a scorcher as MuchMusic announced its blisteringly hot summer programming lineup.

Beginning today, viewers can heat up their summer with the larger than life new series THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER (June 7), returning hit THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER (June 7), and the suspenseful PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (June 8 ).

The biggest street party of the year, the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS returns to rock the nation (June 20). And fans can melt over the highly-anticipated TV movie D: NYC – Degrassi Takes Manhattan (July 16) followed by Season 10 of DEGRASSI now exclusive to the MuchMusic schedule (July 19).

MuchMusic continues to bring the heat to a feverish pitch with the hottest music programming including DISBAND DISCOVERED specials, the daily UR11, Wednesday night music video flow, the MuchMusic Countdown, and returning series MY DATE WITH…, BORN TO BE, and Season 3 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.

See full list of programming below.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER – * Returning Series*

Premieres Monday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET

The teens at Grant High are living life in the fast lane. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there’s never a dull moment. And their parents’ lives are just as complicated. From paternity questions to happy reunions and unexpected romances (past and present), there’s always some intense he-said she-said situations!

THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER – **New Series**

Premieres Monday, June 7 at 10 p.m. ET

This new series orbits the hilariously hellish lives of a deeply unpopular 15-year-old RJ Berger (Paul Iacono, Fame) and his scheming, sex-obsessed best friend, Miles Jenner (Jareb Dauplaise). Other than pining after the girl of his dreams and receiving daily beatings from the meanest jock in school, there really isn’t much excitement in RJ’s life. That is, until his anatomical gift is accidentally exposed to the entire school and he goes from anonymous to infamous. For the first time in his life, RJ feels a tiny sliver of confidence. Swept up in this man-sized wave of recognition, RJ claws his way out of the popularity basement and into the world of bigger is better.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – ** New Series**

Premieres Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET

The town of Rosewood is perfectly quiet and pristine…but holds many secrets. Some of the ugliest ones belong to the prettiest girls in town – Aria (Lucy Hale, PRIVILEGED), Spencer (Troian Bellisario, JAG), Hanna (Ashley Benson, EASTWICK), and Emily (Canadian Shay Mitchell). These four estranged friends are about to see their darkest secrets unravel. One year ago, Alison, the Queen Bee of their group, disappeared and the girls swore they’d never tell anyone what really happened that night. They thought their secrets would bond them together, but instead it threatens to tear them apart. As the mystery surrounding Alison’s disappearance resurfaces, the girls begin getting threatening messages from “A,” saying things only Alison would know. Whoever it is, they know all the girls’ secrets, and are watching their every move.

2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

Premieres Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET

Canada’s loudest and craziest street party of the year returns! Broadcast live from the station’s headquarters, the MMVAs puts fans up close and personal with their favourite artists and A-list presenters. Featuring performances by Drake, Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Hedley, Katy Perry, Marianas Trench, Down With Webster, and co-host Miley Cyrus. The star-packed 2010 MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL kicks it all off, airing at 8 p.m. ET.

DISBAND DISCOVERED – ** New Episodes**

Abandon All Ships – Wed., June 30 at 8 p.m.. ET

These Kids Wear Crowns – Wed., July 28 at 8 p.m.. ET

Maddy Rodriguez – Wed., Aug 18 at 8 p.m. ET

MuchMusic’s Gemini-nominated breakout series DISBAND returns with one hour specials that deliver rock ‘n roll glory. Following the success of Season 1 discovery Stereos, numerous artists featured on Season 2 have secured record label or management deals, giving them a head start in one of the most competitive industries in the world. Follow their journeys on MuchMusic’s upcoming DISBAND DISCOVERED specials.

UR11

Weekdays at 11 p.m. ET

This interactive show gives viewers a chance to pick their favourite videos while tweeting about the hottest artists of the day. The top 10 results are played every weeknight as well as a specially chosen Wild Card video from the Most Tweeted Artist of the day.

PRICE OF BEAUTY – **New Series**

Beginning Thursday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET

In this docu-series, singer/actress Jessica Simpson travels the world to reveal what beauty means to different cultures. From Asia to Europe to South America and the U.S., Jessica meets every day women and some local pop culture icons. She examines the local fashions, dietary fads, beauty regimes, and even participates in some practices in order to reveal their PRICE OF BEAUTY.

MY DATE WITH… – **New Episodes **

Premieres Thursday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET

MuchOriginal series MY DATE WITH… sends one lucky fan away for a dream date with their favourite artist or celeb. Just when it couldn’t get better, the viewer and their friend get a full day of rock star treatment and plenty of pampering in preparation for the big meet. New summer episodes feature the cast of DEGRASSI, MMVAs performers Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Marianas Trench, as well as hotties Jason Derulo, and Danny Fernandes.

BORN TO BE – **New Episodes **

Premieres Thursday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET

From humble roots to world chart domination, this in-depth career capsulizer exposes the gritty details, life events, and character traits behind artists like Drake, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Marianas Trench, and Taylor Swift. Each episode features performance highlights along with news, interviews, and video clips from Much’s extensive archive that showcase the pinnacle moments in the artist’s life.

D: NYC – DEGRASSI TAKES MANHATTAN

Premieres Friday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET

Later, high school. Hello New York City! DEGRASSI grads and friends dive into the summer that changes their lives forever. And what’s summer without a little romance. Best friends Jane and Holly J head to the Big Apple, with big hopes and even bigger dreams. Back in Toronto, Spinner’s summer is hotter than he ever imagined. But when his hopes for the future turn to dust, he struggles to rebuild and move on. Hot hook-ups, messy melt-downs, Park Avenue jaunts, and wedding-day hijinx are all in a days work for this crew.

DEGRASSI – Season 10

Premieres Monday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Airs Monday – Thursday all summer long

One of Canada’s top young adult series returns exclusively on MuchMusic. Starting this July, DEGRASSI viewers get their fill of the series four days a week, as the show moves to a 30-minute, Monday – Thursday format. In Season 10, a new school year brings big changes to the students of DEGRASSI. New rivals, new friends, new love interests, and a shift in the school’s hierarchy shake up every relationship. Relevant and exciting, intense and fresh, this home-grown hit series continues to explore envelope-pushing stories with a sense of humour and a lot of heart. During the summer, Much fans can also expect exclusive behind the scenes footage from Season 10.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA – Season 3

Premieres August 2010

The Gemini Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA showcases dancers from across the country as they compete to impress an expert panel of judges including Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Luther Brown, and Blake McGrath. Following auditions in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax, select competitors advanced to “Finals Week” in Toronto where they work with some of Canada’s top choreographers. Then it’s down to the Top 20, where they compete to avoid elimination and become Canada’s Favourite Dancer. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is hosted by Gemini Award-winner Leah Miller and is based on the Emmy Award-winning smash hit series created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe.