Industry News 9/30/2008

FUEL TV Annouces Biggest-Ever Fall Series Roll Out

FUEL TV Annouces Biggest-Ever Fall Series Roll Out
Incredible season lineup includes premieres of dynamic “Built To Shred” and hilarious “The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo.”

October highlights include “Maloof Money Cup,” “Red Bull Experiment-Robbie Madison” “Dew Underground: Orlando” and “Check 1,2 – Motorhead.”

FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, announces its stellar Fall series launches and exciting October programming highlights. Both “Built To Shred,” airing Sunday, September 28, at 8:00 pm ET/PT and “The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo,” airing Tuesday, September 30, at 8:00 pm ET/PT, are brand new shows on FUEL TV. “The Great Ride Open,” returns for its second season starting Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, and “The Captain & Casey Show” begins its sixth season on October 3 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

“This fall is our biggest rollout of new programming since the channel began in 2003 and we’re very excited to introduce two brand new original series as a part of it,” says Shon Tomlin, FUEL TV’s VP of Programming and Development. “It’s also great to see the Captain and Casey return for their sixth season, giving us more than 80 episodes over five years!”

In addition, the Fall season marks the return of the “Snow Pack” programming block on Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Also look for some amazing special programs in the month of October including the “Maloof Money Cup,” featuring the largest prize purse ever for a skateboard contest; “The Red Bull Experiment – Robbie Madison” where the freestyle motocross pro sets a world record for the longest jump; “Dew Underground: Orlando,” going behind the scenes of the AST Dew Tour to uncover the art and music of the Florida city; and a scorching concert in the “Check 1, 2 – Motorhead.”


“Built to Shred,” Sundays, 8:00 pm ET/PT beginning September 28, 2008

“Built to Shred,” a new series on FUEL TV, is the world's first build-and-ride sports show featuring top skateboarders, BMXers, FMXers and surfers. Each episode will feature host Jeff King working closely with the pros to design, build, and shred the coolest obstacles ever. Far-fetched ideas become shreddable realities as athletes wield power tools, create legendary terrain, and throw down tricks that have never been done before. The show started as a segment on the popular “American Misfits” series, and has now spun off to its own show with original six episodes.

“The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo,” Tuesdays, 8:00 pm ET/PT, beginning September 30, 2008 in the “Snow Pack” programming block

On September 30, FUEL TV will premiere another original series, “The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo.” The show follows/shadows two-time Olympic silver medalist and snow icon Danny Kass, zero-time Olympic medalist and snow personality The Dingo, and the rest of the Grenade team striking back from the stale conformity that has plagued the snowboard industry for far too long. Rap mogul Lil Jon guides us through three months on the road with Danny, Dingo, their loyal dog Big Vern, and a hyperactive Lucas Magoon to comb the country and track down the next Grenade team member.

“The Great Ride Open,” Wednesdays, 8:00 pm ET/PT, beginning October 1, 2008 in “FUEL TV’s Moto Mix” programming block

“The Great Ride Open,” season two, puts the FMX world center stage, taking the riders out of the competition and exhibition circuit and getting back to the roots of the sport – freeriding. Join Ronnie Renner, Drake McElroy, Tommy Clowers and young gun Lance Coury as they embark on a 3,500-mile FMX freeriding odyssey. 

“The Captain & Casey Show,” Fridays, 8:00 pm ET/PT, beginning October 3, 2008 in the “Skate & 8” programming block

“The Captain & Casey Show,” season six, will feature the dynamic duo back to bring the viewers at home a new bag of tricks, a world-famous guest list and a brand-new batch of drink girls. This season Captain and Casey take it up a notch by interviewing such heavy hitters as Paul Rodriguez, Brian Anderson, Rob Welsh, and Stefan Janoski, just to name a few. Their man on the street, Dirty Ernie, probes deep into the underbelly of skateboarding, reporting from such places as the L.A. River, a hookah bar, and of course behind a filthy dumpster. The special effects this season are mind-blowing, as the duct-tape budget was nearly doubled. Captain and Casey travel around the globe on their signature Travel Log, keeping their finger on the pulse of skateboarding. So tune in to FUEL TV for thirteen more rollercoaster rides on The Captain and Casey Show.


Thursday 10/2/2008

The ASP Women’s World Tour – Rip Curl Pro Mademoiselle – 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot

Stop three of eight for the ASP Women’s World Tour takes Southern France by storm.  World Champion Stephanie Gilmore finds herself sitting second after two events, behind ‘07 runner-up Sofia Mulanovich at the prestigious Hossegor break.

Monday 10/6/2008

Maloof Money Cup - 8:00pmET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

Dubbed the richest skateboard contest in history, the Maloof Money Cup offers almost a half-million dollars in prize money. You'll see why, when Ryan Sheckler, Marc Johnson, Paul Rodriguez, Mike Carroll, Shaun White and the best in skateboarding battle it out in one of the most exciting core skateboarding contests in 2008.

Thursday 10/9/2008

Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay - at 8:00 pm ET/PT in SurfSpot

The ASP World Championship Tour returns to South Africa for the 2008 Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay. The world’s best surfers battle it out on flawless waves barreling along the coast. The positive and friendly vibe of this renowned event is only marred by the ever-present fear that a Great White shark might venture into the line up. Featuring Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow, Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, and more, find out who rises to the occasion to take the victory.

Monday 10/13/2008

King of Wake World Cup Series '08 – WWA Nationals - 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

The top wakeboarders and wakeskaters in the United States have gathered in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin for the country’s biggest wakeboarding event, the Air Nautique WWA National Championships. On the line are coveted spots to represent the U.S. at the World Championships, as well as valuable points in the $25,000 King of Wake World Cup race. This is the Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard Nationals, right here on FUEL TV.

Thursday 10/16/2008

Rip Curl Pro Search – 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot

Rip Curl delivers another one of the world's most memorable professional surfing events when it takes the ASP World Tour on The Search for perfection through Indonesia in 2008. In its fourth year on the ASP Men's calendar, the Rip Curl Pro Search is again held at a virgin location where the world's Top 45 surfers meet the locals and dive into the competition with deep barrels and big maneuvers.

Monday 10/20/2008

All the Days Roll into One – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

"All the Days Roll into One" is a mosh of days spent skatin' and hangin' in and around New York during May 2008 with Volcom skaters Darrell Stanton, Nick Dompierre, Dennis Busenitz, Caswell Berry, Chima Ferguson, Brandon Westgate, Danny Cerezini, Filipe Ortiz, Willie Akers and Dan Pensyl.

Wednesday 10/22/2008

Red Bull Experiment – Robbie Madison - at 8:30pm ET/PT in FUEL TV’s Moto Mix

Who can jump their motorcycle further than anyone else on the planet?  Well, that honor has been changing hands a lot of late, but one of the men at the top of that list is Australian FMXer Robbie Madison. And there's plenty of controversy around the feat: Does a record set in practice count, or only the 'official' one done at an event? One thing is certain. Maddo’s official jump shattered the previous record by 50 feet! Watch here to see how it all went down in the weeks and days leading up to his historic New Year’s Eve jump in Las Vegas. And then glimpse the ensuing battle amongst Ryan Capes, Seth Enslow, and Madison to establish a new record.

Thursday 10/23/2008

Boost Mobile Pro presented by Hurley - 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot

Trestles is the premiere surf break in Southern California and boasts the ability to make even an average surfer appear gifted with its consistent waves. Check out the only men’s ASP World Tour event on mainland USA as the world’s best surfers rip this famed point break. See current World Champ Mick Fanning try to defend his title against a hard-charging legend Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, Andy Irons and Bede Durbidge.

Sunday 10/26/2008

Dew Underground: Orlando – 8:30pm ET/PT

In 2008, action sports fans have the chance to experience the AST Dew Tour in a whole new way. Only Mountain Dew takes consumers beyond the competition by providing unprecedented access to the cities, culture and athletes surrounding the tour. The Dew Underground will highlight the best in music and art from every city and bring it to fans like never before with the help of FUEL TV. The Dew Underground will come to life at each tour stop by immersing fans in a state-of-the-art event and studio show experience. From checking out the local art gallery to viewing a live studio show, fans will have the opportunity to interact with Mountain Dew like never before.

Monday 10/27/2008

2008 Surfer Poll & Video Awards – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

Considered the biggest night in the surf world, this year’s Surfer Poll & Video Awards features glitz, glamour and heaps of beautiful people. However, the essence of the event remains the same: connecting readers to the surfers they admire, and reminding ourselves of the community we belong to. Featuring the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Andy and Bruce Irons, Rob Machado, Dane Reynolds, CJ Hobgood, and many others.

Thursday 10/30/2008

The ASP Women’s World Tour – Billabong Girls Pro Rio – 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot

The fourth stop of the ASP Women’s world tour brings the top 17 to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for the Billabong Pro Rio. After occurring for two consecutive years in Itacaré on the south coastline of the Bahia State, this year’s Billabong Girls Pro lands in the “Marvelous City,” bringing all its charm to Barra da Tijuca beach. Halfway though the season, Rio will play a perfect back drop for the top 17 to battle it out for the ASP Women’s World Tour Title.

Friday 10/31/2008

Check 1, 2 – Motorhead – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8

FUEL TV takes a European road trip to feature the legendary rock band Motorhead destroy the stage in Berlin and offer up pearls of wisdom from years of Rock and Roll domination.