The N Shapes Up This Summer With the New One-Hour Teen Reality Series, The N's Student Body

Thursday, June 19, 2008 General News
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NEW YORK, June 18 The N, the network totally for and aboutteens, and the award-winning production company Reveille (The Office, UglyBetty, The Biggest Loser), are about to have a full-body overhaul this summeras the network presents The N's Student Body, Friday, July 11, at 10:00 p.m.(ET/PT) with a simulcast premiere on Nick at Nite. The eight-episode,hour-long teen reality series will air regularly every Sunday night beginningJuly 13 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (ET) on The N.

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The N's Student Body brings together 12 students from rival high schoolsin Decatur, IL, for a life-changing mission to get into shape. Getting fitisn't the only incentive. The winning school and the winning student thatmakes a change for the better, both physically and mentally, will take home$25,000 that will be used for new school facilities and programs. As theseteens push themselves and one another toward the ultimate prize, they willface their fears, confront their families and find out if they have what ittakes to transform their lives. The series is hosted by motivational author,famed athlete and champion of health and fitness, Laila Ali, and is executiveproduced by The N along with Reveille's Mark Koops, Dave Broome of 25/7Productions and Ben Silverman, the founder of Reveille and now Co-Chairman ofNBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"The N's Student Body is a reality TV series with a positivepoint-of-view, 'reality with morality' we like to say," said Sarah TomassiLindman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The N. "Our viewers willfind themselves cheering on these remarkable teens as they strive to get intoshape and change their lives."

"The students on this educational and entertaining show inspired us withwhat they accomplished," said Mark Koops, Managing Director, Co-Head ofDomestic Television, Reveille. "We hope that they will empower otherteenagers to make positive changes in their lives by making simple, easychoices."

Susan Schulz, Editor-in-Chief of CosmoGIRL! magazine and her team of topfashion stylists will guest star on two back-to-back episodes of The N'sStudent Body. The magazine will provide fashion tips and style advice as theyhelp the teens update their current wardrobe to better fit their new healthiershapes. One winning team will win a shopping spree and receive personalone-on-one attention from the magazine's stylist as they select newback-to-school clothing to better represent their new fashion style and image.In celebration of all their hard work, the magazine will provide a selectionof designer tuxedos and evening gowns for all the students to choose from asthey get ready to party the night away for an upcoming school dance.

"At CosmoGIRL! we encourage girls to feel good about themselves inside andout," said Schulz. "A healthy diet and lifestyle gives them the confidencethey need to pursue their dreams and get the most out of life."

The N's Student Body follows the network premiere of Queen Bees at 9:00p.m. (ET) on The N. The hour-long ultimate mean girl makeover reality seriestakes an introspective look at seven self-centered, narcissistic girls whohave been elected by family members, boyfriends and friends in the hopes thatthey will better themselves from the inside out. Each young woman will take acloser look at who they are and re-examine their not so nice ways. The girlthat changes the most will win $25,000.

Laila Ali -- Host of The N's Student Body

A champion of health and fitness, she is the perfect role model fortoday's healthy, on-the-go woman. The youngest daughter of Veronica PorscheAnderson, and of the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, she is a strong,intelligent, woman, daughter and wife. Laila is the author of the acclaimedmotivational book Reach!, which she wrote in an effort to help young w

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