2020 MTV “VMAs” Announces Additional Performers





2020 MTV “VMAs” Announces Additional Performers:

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma and CNCO are set to perform at the 2020 “VMAs,” hosted by Keke Palmer, airing live on Sunday, August 30 at 8PM ET/PT.
This marks the first “VMAs” performance for Roddy Ricch and second appearance by The Weeknd, who last took the stage in 2015.
Both are nominated for multiple awards this year: The Weeknd has 6 nominations (Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best R&B Video, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing) and Roddy Ricch has 3 nominations (Song of the Year, PUSH Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop Video).
Maluma has 1 nomination (Best Latin Video); CNCO has 2 nominations (Best Quarantine Performance, Best Choreography).

Additional performers to be announced soon.

Performer bios:
The Weeknd: The multi-platinum three-time GRAMMY Award winner has emerged as one of the most successful and significant artists of the modern era.In early 2020 he took the charts by storm with the tracks “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights”, the leading singles from his then-upcoming album After Hours. The 80’s-nostalgic track “Blinding Lights” proved to be a worldwide sensation and igniting viral dance challenges on social media (Tik Tok reported over a million dance posts) and peaking at #1 in thirty two countries including the US. The track quickly became his fifth to go #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, holding the spot for four weeks. In March of 2020 he released his fourth studio album After Hours, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 for four consecutive weeks marking his fourth #1 album. The album was the first to ever rank #1 on the Billboard 200, Hot 100, Artist 100, Hot 100 Songwriters, and Hot 100 Producers simultaneously, and became the #1 R&B streaming album of all time (followed by Starboy at #2). With After Hours he cemented his place as the #1 Most Listened Artist in the World on Spotify, and reached the top 10 artists of all time for RIAA singles. His debonair look with a now iconic red suit and bandaged face represented a major artistic reinvention of what fans knew The Weeknd to be, and ushered in a new era that stayed true to his former self while giving him room to grow artistically. The continuous record breaking of charts, sales and streams, headlining the biggest festivals and stadiums in the world, and his ever mysterious public persona combined solidifies The Weeknd as one of the most compelling and significant artists of the 21st century.
Roddy Ricch: Wise beyond his years, schooled in real-life struggles, and eloquently effective, GRAMMY-winning Roddy Ricch clearly and concisely conveys truth by way of cinematic rhymes and catchy hooks. Praised by Pitchfork as “the West Coast’s premier melodic storyteller,” the Compton-based MC has quickly become a major musical force, a fact made clear by a 2019 GRAMMY Award win in “Best Rap Performance” for Nipsey Hussle’s “Racks In The Middle (Feat. Roddy Rich & Hit-Boy),” as well as a 2019 GRAMMY nomination for “Best Rap Song” (Racks In The Middle) and a nod for Mustard’s smash single, “Ballin (Feat. Roddy Ricch). Further,Roddy came home from the 2020 BET Awards as the winner of “Best New Artist” and “Album of the Year” for PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL, with a nomination for “Mixtape of the Year.” Most recently, the MTV Music Video Awards nominated Roddy Ricch for “PUSH Best New Artist,” “Song of the Year” for “The Box,” and “Best Hip-Hop” for “The Box.” Ricch wrapped wrapped up an incredible 2019 with the release of his major label debut album, PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL. The album – which includes iconic features from such superstars as Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, Mustard, and Lil Durk made an explosive chart debut upon its December 2019 release, arriving at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 while also topping the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” rankings. Roddy has been dominating the charts on all fronts as he maintained the #1 song and #1 album in the country for three non-consecutive weeks. PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTI SOCIAL hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart for four nonconsecutive weeks with over 1.5 billion streams to date. The album is certified platinum, with 6 singles certified: “Bacc Seat” certified gold, “Big Stepper” certified gold, “Peta” certified gold, “High Fashion” certified platinum, “Start Wit Me” certified platinum, and his breakout single “The Box” is 4x certified platinum. “The Box,” which has over 770 million streams to date, ruled at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks and made a mark on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts and Hot Rap Songs charts. Ricch scored a second #1 song on the charts with his feature on DaBaby’s hit single “Rockstar,” replacing himself as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With 18 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 (“The Box” and “Rockstar”) in 2020, Roddy is tied for the 7th most weeks spent at #1 in a single year all-time.

Maluma: At only twenty-six years of age, Maluma is widely considered one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker Maluma from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father and sister. Recently, the mega-star registered his sixteenth number one hit on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart for his single “ADMV.” He also released on July 29th his new “Hawai,” which was the number one trending video on Youtube globally. The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 23 million Facebook fans, 6 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 52 million Instagram followers, making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram and the first and only one to reach 50 million followers. His official YouTube/VEVO channel has garnered over 9 billion views and has more than 23 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award. Since joining Sony Music Latin in 2015, Maluma has released three albums, all of which have debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Latin Albums chart: Pretty Boy Dirty Boy (2015), F.A.M.E. (2018) and 11:11 (2019). Maluma is the youngest artist to simultaneously hold both the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart (with “Sin Contrato” and “Chantaje”) and only the sixth act to ever achieve the feat. To date Maluma has had sixteen #1 singles on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart. With his Maluma World Tour he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world.

CNCO: Since making their debut in 2015, Latin GRAMMY®-nominated phenomenon CNCO have quietly become one of the biggest acts in the world. With over 3 billion cumulative streams, 6.5 billion total music video views, 12 GOLD and PLATINUM certifications in the U.S. alone and countless sold out shows around the globe, their influence can be felt in nearly every corner of the world. With two number #1 albums under their belt, the group has garnered numerous awards including: 9 Latin American Music Awards, 6 Premios Juventud (Youth Awards), 4 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 3 Premio Lo Nuestro, 3 Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards), 2 iHeartRadio Music Awards, 3 Teen Choice Awards and one Kids Choice Award. CNCO’s came out with a bang in 2020 with their current single “Honey Boo” featuring Natti Natasha, which received praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone and E! News, as well as received attention from Vanity Fair and GQ. CNCO kicked off last year with a bang, releasing their debut Spanglish single, “Pretend,” and heading out on their debut North American headlining tour. The run had the band selling out venues coast to coast, as a part of their “CNCO World Tour,” which also hit Latin America, South America, Asia and Europe. The group followed up with “De Cero,” which received praise from Rolling Stone about the group saying, “The Latino One Direction has not just diversified the playing field — they’re on the verge of a global pop takeover.” In October, the group released their GOLD Certified highly anticipated EP Que Quiénes Somos, their most personal album to date, garnering acclaim from the likes of Billboard to Rolling Stone. The group topped off a banner 2019 year in the US with a 7-minute medley performance in Times Square on New Years Eve, as well as performances on Good Morning America, Teen Choice Awards and the VMAs. They also released a capsule collection with Forever 21, were named as one of People Magazine’s 2019 “Ones to Watch,” and as Rolling Stone’s “Breaking” artist in October. In addition, CNCO also landed the first Vevo LIFT campaign for a Latin Artist, and an MTV Push Campaign.

Previously Announced “VMAs” News:

Entertainment powerhouse Keke Palmer to host the 2020 “VMAs” airing LIVE on Sunday, August 30th at 8pm ET/PT.
BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin are additionally set to perform.
BTS: 3 nominations (Best Pop, Best K-Pop, Best Choreography)
Doja Cat: 3 nominations (Song of the Year, PUSH Best New Artist, Best Direction)
J Balvin: 4 nominations (Best Collaboration, Best Latin x3)
This will be BTS’ first-ever VMA performance and the TV debut of their new, English-only single, “Dynamite,” which is set to be released on August 21.
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead this year’s nominations with nine nods each, closely followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six nominations. Full nominee list here.
Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Quarantine Performance,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com through August 23, 2020. Voting for “PUSH Best New Artist, Presented by Chime Banking,” will remain open.
Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2020 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.
Official sponsors of the 2020 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Burger King®, Chime Banking, Coors Light, EXTRA® Gum, and PEPSI® .



2020 MTV “VMAs” Announces Host





2020 MTV “VMAs” Announces Host:

Entertainment powerhouse Keke Palmer to host the 2020 “VMAs” airing LIVE on Sunday, August 30th at 8pm ET/PT.
“We’re thrilled to have the multi-talented Keke Palmer as this year’s “VMAs” host,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks. “Keke is an energetic force and a quadruple threat with unmatched comedic wit who will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”

Bio: Keke Palmer is an actress, music artist, host, author, humanitarian and a passionate voice for her generation. She was nominated for a 2020 Emmy Award for co-hosting the popular daytime series, “GMA3: Strahan, Sara, and Keke“ and also hosts “Singled Out” on Quibi, based on the hit MTV series from the 90s. Palmer recently starred in the 2019 blockbuster hit film “Hustlers,” opposite Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Cardi B. She began her career with a breakout role in “Akeelah and the Bee” and has since starred in over 20 feature films including box office mega-hit “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Joyful Noise,” “Brotherly Love,” and “Imperial Dreams”. She’s known for her work on the small screen with past TV credits including “True Jackson VP” for which she received four NAACP Image Awards, Lee Daniels’ “Star,” “Berlin Station,” “Grease: Live,” “A Trip to Bountiful,” “Full Circle,” “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” “Scream Queens,” and “Masters of Sex.” She made history as the youngest and first Black Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, “Cinderella” on Broadway. Keke is the founder of her own record label, Big Bosses Ent, and prolifically records and releases music, most recently the hit songs “Snack”, “Virgo Tendencies” and “Sticky” for which she created the viral sensation “Sticky Dance Challenge.”

Previously Announced “VMAs” News:

BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin are set to perform this year. This will be BTS’ first-ever VMA performance and the TV debut of their new, English-only single, “Dynamite,” which is set to be released on August 21st. Additional performers to be announced soon.
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead this year’s nominations with nine nods each, closely followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six nominations. Full nominee list here.
Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Quarantine Performance,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com through August 23, 2020. Voting for “PUSH Best New Artist, Presented by Chime Banking,” will remain active into the show on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2020 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.
Official sponsors of the 2020 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Burger King®, Chime Banking, Coors Light, and EXTRA® Gum.



“MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing” Returns with First-Ever Virtual Episodes





“MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing” Returns with First-Ever Virtual Episodes on Wednesday, September 2nd at 9PM ET/PT
In a fully self-shot season, ghostbusting co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills put their internet sleuthing skills to test as they work remotely to help individuals track down their ghosts and finally get the closure that they need.
[via press release from MTV]
“MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing” returns with first-ever virtual episodes on Wednesday, September 2nd at 9PM ET/PT

Co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills embark on entirely self-shot season

New York, NY (August 5, 2020) – MTV today announced that “Ghosted: Love Gone Missing” will return with a first-ever, completely virtual season starting Wednesday, September 2nd at 9PM ET/PT.

In a fully self-shot season, ghostbusting co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills put their internet sleuthing skills to test as they work remotely to help individuals track down their ghosts and finally get the closure that they need. With the rise of social distancing, people are stuck in their homes and seeking ways to rekindle connections and gather information on their loved ones who may have ghosted them without notice.

Couples this season include:

SHANNON & JAY – Well-known club promoter, Shannon met comedian, Jay during a night out on the Milwaukee clubbing scene. The two started as friends, but over the next year, things slowly became more serious as they fell head over heels for one another. As their love blossomed, they even planned to introduce their respective kids to one another… that is, until Jay ghosted Shannon one weekly date night and never spoke to her again.

MARIAH & JAMES – Mariah was caught up in a tumultuous relationship with her ex, but coworker James slid in and the two slowly became secret lovebirds. Once Mariah’s ex was finally out of the picture and the love triangle ended, things seemed to go nowhere but up for the two Virginians. All of that changed following a night of wining and dining when James didn’t show up for his shift the following day. Not only that, but he quit his serving job, leaving Mariah with nothing but questions and broken promises.

JOANNA & AARON – When Joanna stepped into a rideshare one fateful day, she never expected to meet the man of her dreams in her driver, Aaron, but after a lovely ride through their hometown of East Orange, New Jersey, a blossoming relationship developed between the two. Over the next eight months, things with Aaron were perfect and everything seemed to be coming up roses for Joanna. Aaron had even become a father figure to her son… until one day, Aaron disappeared without a trace.

ANDI & DADE – It’s a classic 21st century love story – Andi thought Dade was cute and swiped right, but instead of just a nice date night or a one-night stand, the two Texans instantly connected and made things official almost immediately. Dade introduced Andi to his family, and things seemed picture perfect for them… but nine months in, Dade up and ghosted without warning.

Rachel Lindsay is an attorney, media personality, guest host, speaker, and podcaster. She currently is the host of The Ringer’s Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay podcast, host of Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, and a special correspondent for ExtraTV. Lindsay also guest hosts for ESPN’s flagship show, “First Take” and on ESPN’s digital channels. She is best known for her role as the first African-American lead in the franchise’s history on the thirteenth season of ABC’s The Bachelorette and as a contestant on the twenty-first season of ABC’s The Bachelor.

Mills is a recording artist, actor, and on-air personality who hosts his Apple Music Beats 1 radio show, “Travis Mills Live” as well as his hit podcast “ADHD with Travis Mills.” Under the moniker T. Mills, he quickly became a global hit performer and songwriter, garnering millions of streams and selling out massive venues in multiple countries over the last decade.With self-produced raps and collaborative efforts, Mills released three full-length albums and recent singles featuring T.I., Ty Dolla $ign and more. Mills has also appeared in NBC’s “Good Girls,” Netflix’s “Flaked,” and Freeform’s series, “Alone Together.”

Follow along with @MTVGhosted on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and get in on the conversation using #Ghosted.

“MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing” is produced for MTV by SHARP Entertainment. Matt Sharp, Natalia Garcia and Dan Adler are executive producers for SHARP Entertainment. Todd Radnitz and Nadim Amiry are Executive Producers and Leanne Mucci and Ryan Simpkins are Co-Executive Producers for MTV.

About MTV:

MTV is the leading global youth media brand across every platform with operations that span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios, a unit focused on developing series for SVOD and linear distribution partners.

About SHARP Entertainment

SHARP Entertainment is a New York-based television production house with a record of creating and producing groundbreaking unscripted television. Founded by producer Matt Sharp in 2003, Sharp has flourished to become one of the industry’s leading production enterprises, delivering thousands of hours of programming and achieving an unmatched track record of ratings success across multiple networks.



2020 MTV “VMAs” Announces First Performers





2020 MTV “VMAs” Announces First Performers:

BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin are set to perform at the 2020 “VMAs” airing live on Sunday, August 30 at 8PM ET/PT.
BTS: 3 nominations (Best Pop, Best K-Pop, Best Choreography)
Doja Cat: 3 nominations (Song of the Year, PUSH Best New Artist, Best Direction)
J Balvin: 4 nominations (Best Collaboration, Best Latin x3)
Additional performers to be announced soon.
This will be BTS’ first-ever VMA performance and the TV debut of their new, English-only single, “Dynamite,” which is set to be released on August 21.
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead this year’s nominations with nine nods each, closely followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six nominations. Full nominee list here.
Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Quarantine Performance,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com through August 23, 2020. Voting for “PUSH Best New Artist, Presented by Chime Banking,” will remain active into the show on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2020 “VMAs.” Barbara Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Lisa Lauricella is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.
Official sponsors of the 2020 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Burger King®, Chime Banking, Coors Light, and EXTRA® Gum.

BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin bios:

BTS, an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or “Beyond the Scene”, is a South Korean boyband that has been capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally since their debut in June 2013. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. Gaining recognition for their authentic and self-produced music, top-notch performances, and the way they interact with their fans, the band has established themselves as global superstars breaking countless world records. While imparting a positive influence through activities such as the LOVE MYSELF campaign and the UN ‘Speak Yourself’ speech, BTS has mobilized millions of fans across the world (named ARMY), topped prominent music charts, performed multiple sold-out stadium shows across the world and has been named as one of TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2019. The band has also been recognized with numerous prestigious awards like the Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards.
Born and raised in L.A., Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. By 2018 she had catapulted into the mainstream following her debut album Amala and the release of “Mooo!,” which was met with critical acclaim. She followed up with her sophomore album Hot Pink, which received rave reviews and continues to be her strongest work to date with nearly 2 billion streams and video views combined, proving she’s a mainstay artist with the release of tracks like “Tia Tamera” ft. Rico Nasty and breakout hit “Juicy” ft. Tyga. 2020 kicked off another amazing year for the hybrid artist with the success of her single “Say So” continuing to climb the charts. She delivered electrifying performances of the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The track is RIAA certified platinum, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 at Top 40 radio for 5 consecutive weeks, reached #1 at Rhythm radio, has over 180 million video views, and over 20 million Tik Tok videos created. The track has been streamed nearly 1 billion times worldwide. The follow up “Like That” ft. Gucci Mane is currently climbing radio charts sitting inside the Top 20 at Top 40 radio and inside the Top 4 at Rhythm. Doja was also the first Vevo LIFT artist to be announced for 2020.
“Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador” – 4-time LATIN GRAMMY winner J Balvin is now one of the top streaming music artists in the world, regardless of language, and has developed a legion of fans worldwide. Hailed by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years” and Pitchfork as “the face of modern Reggaeton,” Balvin is leading a second generation of Musica Urbana stars that have propelled Latin music to an unprecedented global embrace. His latest album, Colores, saw both critical acclaim and commercial success. With “Blanco,” “Morado” and “Rojo” going #1, J Balvin became the artist with the most #1 songs on the Latin Airplay charts in history, with 23 of his songs earning that spot over the course of his career. With his music and impact on the culture, Balvin has cemented himself as not only a leader of Reggaeton but as a torchbearer of the new state of Latin music by continuously expanding the limits of the genre and paving the way for “la nueva escuela.”



2020 mtv “vmas” nominations revealed





2020 mtv “vmas” nominations revealed

Ariana Grande (9), Lady Gaga (9), Billie Eilish (6) and The Weeknd (6) lead nominations for the 2020 MTV “VMAs” airing live on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT.
First major awards show to reveal nominations via voice Tweets: “Artist of the Year,” “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Best Collaboration and “PUSH Best New Artist, Presented by Chime Banking”; Introducing all-new categories “Best Music Video From Home” and “Best Quarantine Performance.”
“We’re excited to unveil the incredible list of VMA nominees who shaped this year’s unique music landscape and bring fans a show that celebrates the powerful unifying force of music,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks.
Official sponsors of the 2020 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Burger King®, Chime Banking, Coors Light, and EXTRA® Gum.
Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Quarantine Performance,” and more by visiting http://www.mtv.com/vma through August 23, 2020. Voting for “PUSH Best New Artist,” presented by Chime Banking, will remain active into the show on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DaBaby – SCMG / Interscope Records

Justin Bieber – RBMG / Def Jam

Lady Gaga – Streamline / Interscope Records

Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment

Post Malone – Republic Records

The Weeknd – XO / Republic Records
SONG OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment

Post Malone – “Circles” – Republic Records

Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records
BEST COLLABORATION

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam

Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – Epic Records / We The Best

Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People” – Atlantic Records

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Chime Banking

Doja Cat – Kemosabe / RCA Records

Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records

Lewis Capaldi – Capitol Records

Roddy Ricch – Atlantic Records

Tate McRae – RCA Records

YUNGBLUD – Locomotion Recordings / Geffen Records / Interscope Records

BEST POP

BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment

Halsey – “You should be sad” – Capitol Records

Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do” – Republic Records

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions” – RBMG / Def Jam

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records
BEST HIP-HOP

DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment

Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records

Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack

BEST ROCK

blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records

Coldplay – “Orphans” – Atlantic Records

Evanescence – “Wasted On You” – BMG

Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” – Island Records

Green Day – “Oh Yeah!” – Reprise / Warner Records

The Killers – “Caution” – Island Records
BEST ALTERNATIVE

The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” – Dirty Hit / Interscope Records

All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster” – Fueled By Ramen

FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” – AWAL

Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time” – Interscope Records

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records

twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen
BEST LATIN

Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China” – Real Hasta La Muerte

Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola” – Rimas Entertainment

Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “MAMACITA” – Epic Records

J Balvin – “Amarillo” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena” – Sony Music Latin

BEST R&B

Alicia Keys – “Underdog” – RCA Records

Chloe x Halle – “Do It” – Parkwood / Columbia Records

H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide” – MBK / RCA Records

Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven” – Right Hand Music / RCA Records

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You” – Atlantic Records

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records
BEST K-POP

(G)I-DLE – “Oh My God” – Republic Records

BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment

EXO – “Obsession” – SM Entertainment

Monsta X – “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE” – Epic Records

Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)” Republic Records

Red Velvet – “Psycho” – SM Entertainment
VIDEO FOR GOOD

Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown” – 12 Tone Music Group

Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records

H.E.R. – ”I Can’t Breathe” – MBK / RCA Records

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture” – Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Music Group

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records
BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower” – Interscope Records

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam

blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records

Drake – “Toosie Slide” – OVO/Republic Records

John Legend – “Bigger Love” – Columbia Records

twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE
Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
CNCO – Unplugged At Home
DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether
John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series
Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At Home
Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – “xanny” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Directed by Billie Eilish

Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – Warner Records – Directed by Nabil

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Directed by Dave Meyers

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records – Directed by Taylor Swift

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Directed by Anton Tammi
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Interscope Records – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler

Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Syco Music / Epic Records – Cinematography by Dave Meyers

Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Capitol Records – Cinematography by Arnau Valls

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Cinematography by Oliver Millar
BEST ART DIRECTION

A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Art Direction by Christian Stone

Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Interscope Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Drive Studios

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records – Visual Effects by Hoody FX

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Mathematic

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun

CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Sony Music Latin / RCA Records – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami

DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Choreography by Richy Jackson

Normani – “Motivation” – Keep Cool / RCA Records – Choreography by Sean Bankhead
BEST EDITING

Halsey – “Graveyard” – Capitol Records – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Republic Records – Edited by Frank Lebon

Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Atlantic Records – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico

ROSALÍA – “A Palé” – Columbia Records – Edited by Andre Jones

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
LIST OF NOMINATIONS BY ARTIST

Ariana Grande: 9 Nominations

Video of the Year: “Rain On Me”

Song of the Year: “Rain On Me”

Best Collaboration: “Rain On Me”

Best Collaboration: “Stuck with U”

Best Pop: “Rain On Me”

Best Music Video From Home: “Stuck with U”

Best Cinematography: “Rain On Me”

Best Visual Effects: “Rain On Me”

Best Choreography: “Rain On Me”

Lady Gaga: 9 Nominations

Video of the Year: “Rain On Me”

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year: “Rain On Me”

Best Collaboration: “Rain On Me”

Best Pop: “Rain On Me”

Best Quarantine Performance: “Smile” from One World: Together At Home

Best Cinematography: “Rain On Me”

Best Visual Effects: “Rain On Me”

Best Choreography: “Rain On Me”

Billie Eilish: 6 Nominations

Video of the Year: “everything i wanted”

Song of the Year: “everything i wanted”

Video for Good: “all the good girls go to hell”

Best Direction: “xanny”

Best Cinematography: “all the good girls go to hell”

Best Visual Effects: “all the good girls go to hell”

The Weeknd: 6 Nominations

Video of the Year: “Blinding Lights”

Artist of the Year

Best R&B: “Blinding Lights”

Best Direction: “Blinding Lights”

Best Cinematography: “Blinding Lights”

Best Editing: “Blinding Lights”

Taylor Swift: 5 Nominations

Video of the Year: “The Man”

Best Pop: “Lover”

Video For Good: “The Man”

Best Direction: “The Man”

Best Art Direction: “Lover”

Drake: 4 Nominations

Video of the Year: “Life Is Good”

Best Collaboration: “Life Is Good”

Best Hip-Hop: “Life Is Good”

Best Music Video From Home: “Toosie Slide”

Dua Lipa: 4 Nominations

Best Direction: “Don’t Start Now”

Best Art Direction: “Physical”

Best Visual Effects: “Physical”

Best Choreography: “Physical”

J Balvin: 4 Nominations

Best Collaboration: “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”

Best Latin: “Amarillo”

Best Latin: “China”

Best Latin: “Qué Pena”

Justin Bieber: 4 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Best Collaboration: “Stuck with U”

Best Pop: “Intentions”

Best Music Video From Home: “Stuck with U”

BTS: 3 Nominations

Best Pop: “On”

Best K-Pop: “On”

Best Choreography: “On”

DaBaby: 3 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Best Hip-Hop: “BOP”

Best Choreography: “BOP”

Doja Cat: 3 Nominations

Song of the Year: “Say So”

PUSH Best New Artist

Best Direction: “Say So”

Future: 3 Nominations

Video of the Year: “Life Is Good”

Best Collaboration: “Life Is Good”

Best Hip-Hop: “Life Is Good”

Harry Styles: 3 Nominations

Best Direction: “Adore You”

Best Art Direction: “Adore You”

Best Visual Effects: “Adore You”

Karol G: 3 Nominations

Best Collaboration: “Tusa”

Best Latin: “Tusa”

Best Latin: “China”

Megan Thee Stallion: 3 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year: “Savage”

Best Hip-Hop: “Savage”

Post Malone: 3 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year: “Circles”

Best Quarantine Performance: Nirvana Tribute

Roddy Ricch: 3 Nominations

Song of the Year: “The Box”

PUSH Best New Artist

Best Hip-Hop: “The Box”



MTV Set to Premiere “True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories” on Wednesday, August 5th





MTV Set to Premiere “True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories” on Wednesday, August 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-part, self-documented series gives a raw and unfiltered look at relationships of hopeful young people as they work to adapt to life in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV set to premiere “True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories” on Wednesday, August 5th at 9PM ET/PT

About “True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories”

The special series explores how the stress of everyday life is heightened while dealing with the emotional impact of being stuck in quarantine. From struggling with social separation to coping with love & loss and trying to make major life decisions, this self-documented series gives a raw and unfiltered look at relationships of hopeful young people as they work to adapt to this “new normal.”

“Stuck in a Crowded House” – Premieres August 5 at 9PM ET/PT

· The pandemic has forced both senior NCAA basketball player, Jamiere, and expecting couple, Chris and Ameide, to move back in with their families. With major life moments like graduation and having a child, the pressure is only increased when living in a crowded house with your family.

“Love in the time of Corona” – Premieres August 12 at 9PM ET/PT

· In times of crisis, some relationships like Haylie’s are put to the test, while others like Samantha and Micah’s begin to blossom. Quarantine has caused these couples to confront their true feelings for one another.

“Love Under Lockdown” – Premieres August 19 at 9PM ET/PT

· Whether you’re in a new relationship like Kai and B or a longer-term relationship like Nicole and Ashley, the pandemic has put an immense amount of pressure on couples. It is not easy making major life decisions, but being trapped in quarantine makes it a lot more difficult.

“Back at Home with My Parents During COVID” – Premieres August 26 at 9PM ET/PT

· With COVID-19 cases on the rise, soon to be parents, Keyrra and Mikhail, and college student Lexi find themselves facing life-altering decisions all of which are amplified by having to move back home with their families.

For more, follow “True Life” on Facebook and visit “True Life” on MTV.com.

ABOUT MTV

MTV is the leading global youth media brand across every platform with operations that span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios, a unit focused on developing series for SVOD and linear distribution partners.



MTV’s “Decoded” Returns for a Monumental New Season Focused on “Decoding the Police”





MTV’s “Decoded” Returns for a Monumental New Season Focused on “Decoding the Police” with Host Franchesca Ramsey
Today, MTV News is launching a brand new season of the hit digital series, “Decoded,” with six weekly episodes hosted by Franchesca Ramsey.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV’s “Decoded” returns for a monumental new season focused on ‘Decoding the Police’ with host Franchesca Ramsey

The six-part miniseries is set to premiere today, Tuesday July 21 on the MTV Impact YouTube and MTV Decoded Facebook channels

Today, MTV News is launching a brand new season of the hit digital series, “Decoded,” with six weekly episodes hosted by Franchesca Ramsey. Given the age of social justice reform and the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the entire season will be focused on “Decoding the Police.”

Each episode will tackle a different dynamic of the American police system, from dispelling the notion of good cops Vs. bad cops, the truth (and lies) of the “War on Drugs,” and what defunding the police might actually mean in a nation deeply reliant on its police system–one that negatively impacts persons of color at disproportionate rates.

“Despite today’s current climate, it’s been really inspiring and encouraging to see so many people sharing past episodes of ‘Decoded’ to start conversations about Black Lives Matter and police violence. By focusing our newest season entirely on policing, I’m really hoping we’re able to help people better understand the movement to Defund the Police and make our communities safer for everyone,” said Ramsey.

The new season premieres Tuesday, July 21st on the MTV Impact YouTube and MTV Decoded Facebook as well as MTV News social channels.

About Decoded:

“Decoded” is tackling the most important social issue of our time: Defunding The Police. In this six part mini-series, we’ll look at the myths and realities that keep our system of policing in power and show what alternatives beyond the police could make our communities safe for everyone.



MTV Greenlights “The Challenge” for Record-Breaking 36th Season





MTV Greenlights “The Challenge” for Record-Breaking 36th Season as the Hit Competition Series Is Pacing to Be Highest Rated in 8 Years
Tune in for “The Challenge: Total Madness” season finale on Wednesday, July 15.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV greenlights “The Challenge” for record-breaking 36th season as the hit competition series is pacing to be highest rated in 8 years

New York, NY, July 9, 2020 – On the heels of the highest rated season premiere in 14 years, MTV today announced that the ground-breaking competition series, “The Challenge,” has been renewed for season 36. The franchise continues to be a ratings phenomenon for MTV, with “Total Madness” averaging a 1.61 among P18-49 (L3) and pacing to be the highest rated season in the last eight years, with total viewers up 10% (1.51 mil vs. 1.39 mil) with P18-49.

MTV continues to dominate as the #1 cable network among P18-34 with 2 of the top 3 cable series including The Challenge (#2) and Jersey Shore Family Vacation (#3).

Tune in for “The Challenge: Total Madness” season finale on Wednesday, July 15th at 8PM ET/PT. After a season of grueling challenges and brutal eliminations, nine finalists compete for their share of the $1,000,000 prize. Stamina will be tested in freezing cold temperatures and massive mountains as Challengers fight for the championship title.

Follow The Challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, subscribe to The Challenge on YouTube, and use #TheChallenge35 to join the conversation!

“The Challenge” was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Scott Freeman, Justin Booth and Emer Harkin serve as Executive Producers, and Danny Wascou and Jeff Schmidt serve as Co-Executive Producers. Dan Caster serves as Executive Producer with Leanne Mucci as Co-Executive Producer for MTV.

About MTV:

MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.

About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World, which recently moved to Facebook after 32 seasons on MTV. BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP’s current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Total Divas and Total Bellas (E!),The Challenge (MTV), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Endless Summer, Stranded with Sam and Colby (Snapchat), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Family or Fiance (OWN), Crystal Maze(Nickelodeon) and Emily’s Wonder Lab (Netflix). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

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Source: Nielsen; L3/P18-49 coverage ratings unless noted; The Challenge ssn prem Wed 4/1/20, 8p-9:30p; MTV #1 cable net, full day total day on cvg rtg.



MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show” Makes Epic Return





MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show” Makes Epic Return with Its First-Ever Virtual Season Premiering Wednesday, August 5th at 8PM ET/PT
For the first time ever, Executive Producer and host Nev Schulman and co-host Kamie Crawford work together remotely to do what they do best: track down the truth.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show” makes epic return with its first-ever virtual season premiering Wednesday, August 5th at 8PM ET/PT

Global youth brand ranks #1 among P18-34

New York NY, July 8, 2020 – MTV, the #1 cable network among P18-34, announced today that “Catfish: The TV Show” will return with an entirely virtual season starting Wednesday, August 5th at 8PM ET/PT. While the world may still be socially distancing, people are online now more than ever looking for social connections and answers. “Catfish” will go to the ends of the internet to find them.

For the first time ever, Executive Producer and host Nev Schulman and co-host Kamie Crawford work together remotely to do what they do best: track down the truth. This season, Nev and Kamie have their work cut out for them as they must play by new rules, encounter new obstacles and dive headfirst into the world’s ‘new normal’ to uncover lies and potentially find true love.

“Catfish: The TV Show” is produced by Critical Content and Catfish Picture Company for MTV. Sitarah Pendelton and Leanne Mucci are Executive Producers for MTV.

About MTV:

MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.

About Critical Content:

Critical Content (www.criticalcontent.com ) is a leading global independent content studio. The company focuses on unscripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content currently has more than 50 projects in production for more than 30 different networks. Series include “Catfish” (MTV), “Celebrity Show-Off” (TBS), “Very Cavallari” (E!), “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food Network), “Disney’s Fairytale Weddings” (Disney+), “Copwatch America” (BET).



MTV Studios Re-Unites with Academy Award(R) Winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller





MTV Studios Re-Unites with Academy Award(R) Winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine “Clone High” with Emmy(R)-Nominated Co-Creator Bill Lawrence
Together with MTV and Erica Rivinoja, the trio will reunite to develop and produce new episodes of the animated series, which was widely regarded as a time capsule of the early 2000s with its loving satire and wry parody of emo culture.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV Studios re-unites with Academy Award(R) winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller to re-imagine “Clone High” with Emmy(R)-nominated co-creator Bill Lawrence

Updated version of this satirical adult animation series explores high school and coming of age tension through the eyes of historical figures and U.S. presidents

Emmy-winning Erica Rivinoja will serve as showrunner and will co-write the pilot alongside Lord and Miller

NEW YORK — (July 2) — MTV Studios (part of the Entertainment and Youth Group), a unit of ViacomCBS, announced today that Academy Award and Golden Globe(R)-winning creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller will reimagine the iconic “Clone High” television series with Emmy(R)-nominated co-creator Bill Lawrence.

Together with MTV and Erica Rivinoja, the trio will reunite to develop and produce new episodes of the animated series, which was widely regarded as a time capsule of the early 2000s with its loving satire and wry parody of emo culture. Rivinoja, who was a writer on the original series will serve as showrunner and will co-write the pilot with Lord and Miller.

Like the original, “Clone High” will follow prominent historical figures who have been cloned and placed back in high school, including Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, John F. Kennedy and more, as they face the trials and tribulations of normal teenage life.

“We thrilled to reunite with Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence to re-imagine this cult classic as we rapidly grow our portfolio of beloved and iconic adult animation series,” said Chris McCarthy, President, ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Group.

Lord and Miller began their careers with writing, directing and executive producing “Clone High” alongside Lawrence in 2002. The pair went on to win an Academy Award for “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” and have originated feature franchises such as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, “21 Jump Street” and “The Lego Movie,” all of which have grossed more than $3.3 billion at the global box office and prove pair’s extraordinary range and ability to deliver on compelling ideas. On the television side the pair were behind the comedy series “The Last Man on Earth”, which was written by and starred Will Forte. The series was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, including a nomination for Lord and Miller for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. They are currently behind the animated comedy series “Bless the Harts” which is getting ready to debut its second season on Fox and is from creator Emily Spivey.

Lawrence went on to create the Emmy-winning “Scrubs” and “Cougar Town.”

Lord and Miller are represented by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Lawrence is represented by ICM Partners and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

About Lord and Miller

It has been a remarkable few years for Lord Miller who have a rich first-look production deal with Universal where they develop features in both comedy and drama that will hopefully serve as reboot material for future generations. Lord Miller has several projects in various stages of development including the live-action feature tent-pole “The Last Human” for Sony, Fox’s “Artemis” based on the novel by Andy Weir, a sci-fi adventure feature based on an original idea by Weir for Universal and an untitled adaptation of Weir’s forthcoming novel ‘Project Hail Mary.’ The pair is next producing the upcoming animated feature Connected which will be released October 2020.

On the television side, Lord Miller has a massive first look deal with Sony Pictures Television where they continue to develop live-action and animated series in both comedy and drama and is involved with developing a suite of television series based on Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters. It was recently announced that Lord Miller is behind the upcoming Apple series “The Afterparty” which is a murder-mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.

About Bill Lawrence

Bill Lawrence is an award-winning television writer, producer and director. His latest project through his Doozer Productions is WBTV’s “Ted Lasso” for Apple, starring Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis and Lawrence serve as co-creators and executive producers on the series which launches in August. Lawrence most recently served as executive producer on the ABC series “Whiskey Cavalier” starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan. He created and executive-produced “Scrubs” and co-created “Cougar Town”, “Spin City” and “Clone High.” “Scrubs”, which was twice nominated for an Emmy Award, was also named a Future Classic by the TV Land cable network and was the winner of both a Humanitas Award and an Imagen Award.