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Media Release: Thursday July 2, 2015

New TV shows to join Channel [V]

Including Australian Premiere of John Legend’s new docu-reality series Sing It On

Mondays to Thursdays on Channel [V] at 9.30pm
Channel 801 Only on Foxtel

Channel [V] will give you something to sing about in July with its fresh line-up of new shows kicking off with the Australian Premiere of Sing It On – an a cappella docu-reality television series from the Co-Producers of American Idol and Executively Produced by Academy Award-winner and nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, John Legend.

The new line-up will also feature British hip hop pirate radio comedy hit People Just Do Nothing, the ultilmate battle of the nerds King of the Nerds, and for the first time on Channel [V], cult series Skins from the very beginning. These shows are all coming soon on Channel [V] Mondays through to Thursdays at 9.30pm.

Rebecca Batties, Foxtel General Manager for Music and Head of Digital said, “We are excited about bringing fresh and original content to our audience. Our new ‘Music Lifestyle’ programming complements our strong music offering and allows us to take our audience into a world of limitless options with programming about the big passions that make youth tick. We hope the new line-up will make them laugh out loud and feel good, while inspiring them to live a life to remember.”

The new shows will be an addition to what Channel [V] does best, showcasing the latest music news, exclusive artist interviews, AAA access, awards shows, and unparalleled festival coverage.

From Executive Producer John Legend and the Co-Producers of American Idol
Season 1
Thursdays from July 30 at 9.30pm
Australian Premiere on CHANNEL [V]
With the release of Pitch Perfect 2, a cappella is more popular than ever. Sing It On goes behind-the-scenes inside the real world of competitive a cappella across America taking a look at the hard work, talent and determination required to succeed and get to the top. Executively Produced by Oscar and Grammy-winning artist John Legend, this documentary-style reality series follows singing groups from American universities as they juggle academics, rehearsals and relationships, all while vying for a spot at the International Championship. It’s the real life Pitch Perfect on
Channel [V].

British urban comedy to get everyone talking
Season 1
Wednesdays from August 12 at 9.30pm
Australian Premiere on CHANNEL [V]
People Just Do Nothing is a mockumentary series following the highs and lows of one of West London’s most talked about pirate radio stations (within a 300 metre radius of the transmitter) – Kurupt FM. Led by self-proclaimed garage ‘legend’ MC Grindah, and his second in command DJ Beats, this hapless crew of social dropouts share the secrets behind running an illegal business and demonstrate that chasing your dreams is actually a full-time job. You’ll be in stiches when you tune in.

Tuesday night is “Nerd’s Night”
Season 2
Tuesdays from August 4 at 9.30pm
Australian Premiere on CHANNEL [V]
King of the Nerds follows contestants as they compete in challenges testing their intellect, creativity and pop-culture knowledge in order to win a $100,000 prize and to be crowned “the greatest nerd of them all”. These eccentric characters live together in one house called “Nerdvana”, and start out competing in teams before moving on to individual challenges.

From the very beginning
Complete series from Season 1
Mondays from July 20 at 9.30pm
Channel Premiere on CHANNEL [V]
Monday nights on Channel [V] follow the messy lives, loves, highs and lows of a group of disorderly British teens who are trying to grow up. With an iconic soundtrack featuring Grizzly Bear, Chemical Brothers, Gossip and Bloc Party, Skins is a must-see comedy drama. Known as the predecessor to infamous shows such as Misfits, The Inbetweeners and Gossip Girl, here’s your chance to catch this awesome British drama if you missed it first time round.