Justin Timberlake Gets His Own Show On MTV
Posted on Fri May 9, 2008 12:44 PM PDT

Justin Timberlake CDIAZJTIMBERLAKE0506.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has just greenlit a show with Justin Timberlake and FremantleMedia North America. Timberlake, David Schiff and Cecile Frot-Coutaz are the executive producers, and Maira Suro is the executive overseeing production for MTV.

The Phone is a game show that pits contestants against one another and the clock in order to accomplish a mission and win a cash prizes.

Tony Disanto, executive vice president of programming and series development said, "Genre-busting and reinvention is at the core of what we do, and 'The Phone' does just that. We're turning the reality competition format on its head and plunging the contestants into a real life 'Bourne Identity' - not just in the tone and creative, but also in terms of the visual style and pacing. Each week will be an action packed mini-movie."

FreemantleMedia North America CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz said, "The Phone is an exciting, innovative reality game that will make the viewer feel they're part of an espionage thriller that is gripping to the very end."