Blue Mountain State

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Blue Mountain State
BlueMountainState.png
Blue Mountain State intertitle
Also known asBMS
GenreComedy Sport
Created byEric Falconer
Chris Romano
Developed byTom Lulu
Written byKyle McTiernan
Directed byEamon Carty
Creative director(s)Robert Urban
Presented byJames Cody
StarringDarin Brooks
Alan Ritchson
Page Kennedy
Sam Jones III
Chris Romano
Gabrielle Dennis
Ed Marinaro
Frankie Shaw
Denise Richards
Rob Ramsay
Omari Newton
Kwasi Songui
James Cade
Meghan Heffern
Theme music composerRev Theory
Opening theme"Hell Yeah"
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Chris Romano
Producer(s)Eric Falconer
Editor(s)Noah Grubler
Location(s)Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
Running time20–21 mins
Production companiesFalconer/Romanski
Varsity Pictures
Lionsgate Television
Broadcast
Original channelSpike
Picture format1080i HDTV
Original runJanuary 11, 2010 (2010-01-11) – November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)
External links
Website
 
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Blue Mountain State
BlueMountainState.png
Blue Mountain State intertitle
Also known asBMS
GenreComedy Sport
Created byEric Falconer
Chris Romano
Developed byTom Lulu
Written byKyle McTiernan
Directed byEamon Carty
Creative director(s)Robert Urban
Presented byJames Cody
StarringDarin Brooks
Alan Ritchson
Page Kennedy
Sam Jones III
Chris Romano
Gabrielle Dennis
Ed Marinaro
Frankie Shaw
Denise Richards
Rob Ramsay
Omari Newton
Kwasi Songui
James Cade
Meghan Heffern
Theme music composerRev Theory
Opening theme"Hell Yeah"
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Chris Romano
Producer(s)Eric Falconer
Editor(s)Noah Grubler
Location(s)Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
Running time20–21 mins
Production companiesFalconer/Romanski
Varsity Pictures
Lionsgate Television
Broadcast
Original channelSpike
Picture format1080i HDTV
Original runJanuary 11, 2010 (2010-01-11) – November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)
External links
Website

Blue Mountain State is an American comedy series that premiered on Spike on January 11, 2010. The series producers include Chris Romano and Eric Falconer, and it is produced by Lionsgate Television. The series is about a fictional university, Blue Mountain State, and its football team, "The Mountain Goats." It portrays certain aspects of American university life, including football, sex, binge drinking, drugs, wild partying, and hazing.

In February 2012, it was reported that Blue Mountain State would not be renewed for a fourth season.[1] In March 2013, Ed Marinaro stated in an interview with Class Act Sports that he is working on a Blue Mountain State film. He continued to hint via Twitter at some 'behind-the-scenes' work being done on said movie.[2]

Cast[edit]

NamePortrayed byPositionSeasons
123
Main Cast
Alex MoranDarin BrooksQuarterbackSecond StringStarter; Capt. (1–3)
Kevin Devlin "Thad" CastleAlan RitchsonLinebackerStarter; Capt.Starter; Capt. (4–13)
Craig ShiloSam Jones IIIRunning BackStarter
Radon RandellPage KennedyQuarterbackStarter
Sampson "Sammy" CacciatoreChris RomanoTeam MascotMounty, The Mountain Goat
Mary Jo CacciatoreFrankie ShawCheerleaderCheerleader
Denise RoyGabrielle DennisCraig Shilo's girlfriendStudent
Recurring Cast
Martin "Marty" DanielsEd MarinaroHead CoachHead Coach
Larry SummersOmari NewtonDefensive BackStarter
Jon Jon HendricksKwasi SonguiAssistant CoachAssistant Coach
Donald "Donnie" SchrabRob RamsayCenterStarter
Harmon TedescoJames CadePlacekickerStarting Kicker
KateMeghan HeffernCheerleaderCheerleader
Debra SimonDenise RichardsDaniels' Ex-wifeTeam supporter
Marcus GildayAnthony LemkeOffensive CoordinatorOffensive Coordinator

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Special cameo appearance[edit]

Seasons[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release date
Sneak previewSeason premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2
113N/AJanuary 11, 2010March 30, 2010October 5, 2010August 22, 2011
213October 16, 2010October 20, 2010January 19, 2011September 13, 2011N/A
313September 17, 2011September 21, 2011November 30, 2011February 4th, 2013N/A

Reception[edit]

Metacritic gave the series 38 out of 100, from the four reviews it collected.[4] Brian Lowry of Variety found that "Blue Mountain embraces that (crude comedy) aspect of Spike's mandate over all else – putting the bodily function/semi-nudity cart before the sitcom horse."[5] Lowry also stated that, "(Spike) has simply made this too-blue "Mountain" into a comedic molehill."[5] Mark A. Perigard of the Boston Herald gave the series a favorable review saying, "Blue is also frequently funny in a raunchy American Pie way. It's a college comedy in which the guys want to get wasted and laid, in whatever order." Joe Walljasper of the Columbia Daily Tribune describes the series as appealing to those who viewed the film Porky's and "felt that the jokes were a little too high-brow."[6]

In its first season, the show averaged 949,000 viewers in its first six episodes while improving on the time slot by 165% among men 18–24.[7] In its second season, its premiere drew a 1.34 rating in Men 18–34, up 34% compared to the first season average and was ranked No. 2 in its timeslot. Over the season it showed significant ratings growth compared to season 1, delivering a +33% increase in Men 18–34, +50% in Men 18–24, and +14% in Men 18–49.[8] Season 3 of Blue Mountain State started airing on September 21, 2011 on Spike.[9]

Filming locations[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered on Spike on January 11, 2010 in the United States.[10] In Australia and New Zealand the series airs on MTV Australia and MTV New Zealand respectively, beginning April 22, 2010.[citation needed] The series began airing in the United Kingdom April 18, 2010 on MTV.[citation needed] MTV Germany and Viva (TV station) also broadcast the series with great success in Germany and The Netherlands. MTV Brasil began airing the series August 3, 2010.[11] The show has also began airing on The Score in Canada beginning October 2011.

Season 3 began airing September 21, 2011 on Spike at 11 pm.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vlessing, Etan (February 21, 2012). "Lionsgate's 'Blue Mountain State' Cancelled By Spike". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Satriano, David (October 19, 2012). "Ed Marinaro tells Class Act Sports exclusively that he is working on a ‘Blue Mountain State’ Movie". Class Act Sports. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Thad Castle bio". Spike TV. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Blue Mountain State". Metacritic. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Lowry, Brian (January 11, 2010). "Blue Mountain State". Variety. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ Walljasper, Joe. "TAKE TWO: An alternative look at the day in sports". Columbia, Missouri: Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ Umstead, Thomas (February 26, 2010). "Spike's `Blue Mountain State' Scores Second Season Pickup – high school Football-Themed Series Averaging Nearly 8 Million Viewers". Multichannel News. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "'Blue Mountain State' Renewed By Spike For A Third Season". TV by the Numbers. zap2it.com. April 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Season Three of "Blue Mountain State" Kicks-Off on Spike Wednesday, September 21". TV by the Numbers. zap2it.com. August 31, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Spike TV Takes to the Field With New Original Scripted Comedy Series Blue Mountain State". TV by the Numbers. zap2it.com. December 9, 2009. 
  11. ^ "MTV Brasil estreia a série Blue Mountain State". Portal MTV. March 10, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ Flax, Dana (June 21, 2011). "Blue Mountain State Season Two Coming To DVD". SpikeTV. 

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