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MTV GOES BACK TO SCHOOL, WITH AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF “THE SUBSTITUTE,” AIRING WEEKDAYS AT 7:00 P.M. ET/PT STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 16
Santa Monica, CA (March 29, 2012)—MTV is heading back to the classroom with a brand-new season of the half-hour game show series “The Substitute,” airing weekdays at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, as of Monday, April 16. Hosted by comedian Jon Gabrus, students compete in a series of trivia and interactive challenges in a classroom setting for the ultimate chance to win a cash price of $5,000.
- Round One: “Things You Do Know:” Trivia questions that are pop-culture in nature. The winner of the last question wins a prize for their whole team. This round ends with ten students moving on to the next round.
- Round Two: “Things You Should Know:” Trivia questions that focus on academics, subjects such as history, math, literature and politics. At the end of this round, there are five finalists left.
- Round Three: “What The #*?!:” An interactive challenge where students are strapped into a contraption, such as “The Ping Pong Terror Wheel,” “The Ice Factory,” and the “The Carnival Cannon.” Students have to stay focused and answer as many questions as possible. The winner of this round competes against “The People’s Champ,” chosen by the student body and if “The People’s Champ,” wins the class splits the ultimate prize of $5,000.
- Round Four: “What You Think:” In the final round the trivia questions are based on polls from high students and contestants must guess the top answer, for an example “the average student sends X amount of texts a day…”
Want to catch up on “The Substitute?” Log on to MTV.com to view full episodes, quizzes and more.
Host Jon Gabrus is an actor, writer and longtime improviser at the UCB theatre. Some more of Jon’s recent credits include “Guy Code” on MTV2 , “Happy Endings,” “Big Lake,” “30 Rock,” and “Friends with Benefits.” He has written for shows on Comedy Central, Spike, and MTV. Jon is an internet sensation and can be found in videos on Funny or Die and CollegeHumor, among many others.
“The Substitute” is produced by Embassy Row in association with Sony Pictures Television, based on original concept by Phear Creative. “The Substitute” is executive produced by Michael Davies, Elliot Phear and Bryan Terry. Catherine K. Whyte serves as executive producer for MTV. Brent Haynes, Brooke Posch and Jake Plunkett are executives for MTV.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.
About Embassy Row:
Embassy Row, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, is a New York and Los Angeles-based company dedicated to developing original concepts and adapting international formats for television, online and mobile distribution in the U.S. and around the world.