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Season Three Of MTV's 'Rob & Big' Premieres January 8th

December 24th, 2007 10:00am EST
Rob & BigMTV's favorite modern-day odd couple is back for its fiercest season yet as the network has green lit Season 3 of Rob & Big. Fans can expect more off-beat adventures of professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek, his best friend and bodyguard, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, their bulldog Meaty, and their mini-horse "Mini" in 15 new episodes. The new season of "Rob & Big" will join MTV's Tuesday night line-up on January 8th at 10:30pm ET/PT with "Life of Ryan" premiering at 10pm ET/PT.

The new season kicks off as Rob and Big's house, otherwise known as "Three Layers of Heaven," goes on security lockdown when the guys discover a mysterious item drifting in their swimming pool. Other season highlights include Rob and Big throwing a "Super Sweet 14" birthday party for their beloved bulldog Meaty, a road trip up the California coast to enter Mini into a mini-horse show, and an educational quest leads Big teaching Rob what it's like for a big man in a small man's world.

After the first two seasons' successful free premiere download on iTunes, "Rob & Big" quickly established a digital fanbase, becoming one of MTV's fastest and best-selling shows on the service. Back by popular demand, fans will once again be able to download the first episode of season three for free on iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com), Amazon Unbox (http://unbox.amazon.com), Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and Bit Torrent starting on Wednesday, January 2nd, six days before its on-air debut. Each subsequent episode of the new season will also be available to download on the Wednesday following its on-air debut. Fans can also log onto robandbig.mtv.com to view the trailer, cast bios, exclusive photos and watch full episodes.

Also on January 8th, Rob & Big: The Complete Seasons 1&2 Uncensored debuts on DVD from MTV Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. From Rob and Big adopting their lovable bulldog Meaty to their trip to Mississippi for Big Black's family reunion, fans will have the opportunity to watch the unpredictable daily lives of this unlikely duo from the beginning. The Rob & Big: The Complete Seasons 1&2 Uncensored four-disc set includes all 16 uncensored, out-of-control episodes plus commentary by Rob Dyrdek, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, Jeff Tremaine and Ruben Fleischer, deleted scenes, "Rob & Big – The Real Deal" featurette, the "Dirty Girl" music video, the MTV "Cribs" appearance, interviews, skate tutorials and more.

DVD Special Features Include
- Commentaries by Rob Dyrdek, Christopher "Big" Boykin, Jeff Tremaine and Ruben Fleischer
- Deleted Scenes
- "Rob & Big – The Real Deal" featurette
- Interviews & skate tutorials
- "Dirty Girl" Music Video
- Bonus Meaty, Mini, and Uncle Jerry Footage
- MTV "Cribs" Appearance

The story of "Rob & Big" is simple: After years of being hassled by cops for street skateboarding, Rob hired Big Black as his own personal bodyguard with one goal in mind -- to ride whenever and wherever he wanted. From that point on, this unusual twosome became instant buddies who were always by each other's side.

Born in Kettering, Ohio, Rob is a relentless and gifted figure in pro street skateboarding. At 12, Rob bought his first skateboard. Twenty-four days later he had won his first skateboarding competition. By 16, he had already turned pro. Soon he had become the first street skateboarder for the DC Shoes Team. His charisma and tenacity are as well-known as his abilities on a board. He recently completed his own film, "Street Dreams" and will be appearing in an upcoming DeNiro/Pacinofilm, Righteous Kill, due for release in 2008. From designing innovative shoes for DC to building skateboarding plazas around the world through his foundation, Rob continues to shape the modern skateboarding world and give back to the sport that made him a star.

Born in Chicago, IL, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin has been big since he was a baby. These days, at 6'6" and 416 pounds, he is beloved in the skate world ever since he and Rob teamed up in the well-known skate video, The DC Video. Big Black is as much an entrepreneur as he is a menacing guardian angel for street skaters. He has his own signature hat collection with New Era, a new signature line of sunglasses with Spy Optic, his own line of rims with Diablo wheels and a new line of T-shirts repping his rap group The Chunky Boys (album title: Weight Ain't Nothing But A Number). And, as if that weren't enough, his new line of Big Black shoes (labeled with his infamous double B's logo) will be soon available through Zumiez and Finish Line. Obviously, he stays true to his motto, "Do work!"

The second season of "Rob & Big" ranked #1 in its time period (Tue 10:30-11p) among P12-34 versus all cable competition. On MTV and MTV2 combined, season 2 reached over 49.6 million total viewers (P2+), with over 27.8 million from our P12-34 core. "Rob & Big" was just as strong online as it was on-air. The second season of "Rob & Big" was the most-viewed show at MTV.com during its run. Also during the show's 2nd season run, it was iTunes' best seller each week out of all MTV, MTV2, VH1 and CMT shows. Season 2 also ranked as high as #18 out of all shows currently for sale on their Top TV Seasons chart.



"Rob & Big" is created and executive produced by Jeff Tremaine, Ruben Fleischer, Rob Dyrdek and Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. Lauren Dolgen and Heather Olander are executives in charge for MTV




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