MTV to premiere new 'College Life' reality series on April 13
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/06/2009
MTV has revealed the identities of the four freshmen who will appear in College Life, a new reality series that will follow the University of Wisconsin-Madison students and is scheduled to premiere Monday, April 13 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
Each episode of College Life will follow the students as they deal with their freshmen year, from dealing with academic pressures and homesickness to starting new friendships and romances.
In addition, College Life's cast members will the ones who will be operating the MTV cameras -- providing viewers with "an authentic and unprecedented" look at attending school, according to the network.
"Technology has democratized the filmmaking process for our viewers. That fact combined with this generation's real time publishing online of every aspect of their lives brings us into a new era of honesty and openness, and College Life exemplifies this," said MTV programming chief Tony DiSanto.
"College Life has turned the cameras over to the students themselves, allowing them to tell their own stories, show us their world, bare their emotions and take us on a dramatic journey through freshman year as they see and experience it. It's an entirely new and different viewing experience that we are very excited about."
MTV orderedCollege Life in December, and the series is being executive produced by Liz Gateley, Brent Haynes and Amy Emmmerich.
The four freshmen starring in College Life -- as well as their MTV-supplied biographical introductions -- are:
Kevin, an 18-year-old from St. Paul, MN
"I like cooking outdoors, Kid Rock, good grades, fathead posters, and mini-skirts. Not too sure what I'm doing in the future -- Seth Rogen seems to have a pretty good gig. My buddies and I have a pretty good time -- summers consist of crappy minimum wage jobs, Pennsylvania Style Light beers, partying outside, and tan girls. In college, Penny light is now PBR light, math is ridiculously harder, the girls are better looking (no offense), and you have way more fun."
Andrea, a 19-year-old from Madison, WI
"I love animals, am known to break into dance at any given moment and I absolutely love to sing (even though I'm not that great). I plan to major in journalism and/or broadcasting, and traveling the world. I am unattached and am having too much fun getting to know the wide array of guys out there. In the wise words of Pink, 'life is my dance floor and God is my DJ.'"
Jordan, a 19-year-old from Wheaton, IL
"With a mom from Jamaica and dad from Canada - both cultures have influenced me. I am a music nerd. I envision a career of writing but who knows what the future brings? I'm into literature so if you ever want to start a book club or need a good book to read hit me up. I am currently single, but I'm definitely ready for a relationship. So that's me. Well not all of me but a nice little cross-section."
Alex, a 19-year-old from Montgomery, TX
"I'm in search of a fresh start, new friends, and cultural diversity. I'm here on a scholarship, so school is a priority, yet balancing between grades and a social life is tough. I am passionate about volunteer work and hope to double major in Journalism and International Studies. I'm a music junky, a vegetarian, a twin, and I watch SportsCenter religiously."