MTV Green-Lights Four New Series


Four new series and the June launch of The Osbournes' third
season are on tap for MTV: Music Television as part of its new spring and summer
programming lineup announced Monday.

Later this month, the network will premiere Punk'd, a sketch-comedy
show featuring actor Ashton Kutcher playing practical jokes on his celebrity

In June, MTV will premiere a variety series featuring hip-hop star Snoop Dogg
titled Doggy Fizzle Televizzle.

On the reality front, the network will bow in May TRL Presents: Duets,
in which an ordinary person will get the opportunity to record a duet album with
a music superstar or group; and Surf Girls, which follows 15 contestants
as they travel around the world and train for a chance to compete for a
professional sponsorship deal, the network said.

Along with the new shows, the network also announced the return of several
signature series, including the June premiere of hit series The

Other debuts include Road Rules XII: South Pacific (premiering May
26), Real World Paris (June 3), Making the Band II (June 18),
Cribs(July), Made (June) and True Life