fuse's Wardrobe Malfunction Marathon Featured on Super Bowl Weekend
New York, NY – January 24, 2007 – fuse, the music television network, announced today it has renewed its original hit series Pants-Off Dance-Off for a third season. The 12 episode season will premiere March 13 at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Former Full House star, actress Jodie Sweetin, will also return to host the offbeat and utterly addictive show that New York Magazine declared as "lowbrow and brilliant.' fuse first premiered the interactive dance/game show in April 2006.
In conjunction with today's announcement, fuse is broadening the series by cleverly programming an alternative to the infamous Super Bowl half time show. This year, fuse is premiering Pancer Bowl I, featuring the best 'Pants-Off Dancers/Pancers', from season two, strutting their stuff to the tunes of Prince as viewers vote for their favorite Pancer. Premiering on Sunday, February 4 at 4pm ET/1pm PT, Prince's songs include Let's Go Crazy, Kiss, U Got The Look, and 1999. Pancer Bowl I is just one element of the fuse Wardrobe Malfunction Marathon, featuring twelve hours of Pants-Off Dance-Off, including season two in its entirety.
"Pants-Off Dance-Off pushes the boundaries of television with daring, music content," said Jennifer Caserta, EVP and General Manager of fuse. "As part of the fuse Wardrobe Malfunction Marathon, Pancer Bowl I celebrates singer songwriter Prince. The show provides a silly, escapist alternative to what to watch at halftime, and we're certain that it will entertain and quench viewers' thirst for more Pants-Off Dance-Off until season three premieres on March 13."
Each episode of Pants-Off Dance-Off features five 'Pancers,' of all shapes and sizes, who go head to head as they strut, gyrate and get down to their favorite music videos while shedding their clothes to win cold hard cash. The series, featuring SMS technology, allows viewers to vote for their favorite pancer via text. In season three, fuse is taking the competition one step further by incorporating face-to-face competition, live audience participation and voting via mobile technology.
After the show, fans can log on to www.fuse.tv/pants to see if their favorite pancer won top honors, as well as vote for their favorite moves, funniest moments and most memorable body parts. This season, potential Pancers who can't make the trek to New York City where the show tapes, can join in on the fun by sending in their user-generated clips, and fuse will post them to www.fuse.tv/pants.
fuse is the music television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts, series and specials. fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, Web, mobile technologies and interactive gaming and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into the network's on-air and online programming. For more information go to, www.fuse.tv.
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Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE tv, and two FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.