MTV To Premiere Three Variety Shows

MTV's summer schedule of new series will include a trio of oddball

variety shows. The first premiere is for the daily show "Fanatic" (July

6), which gives music fans a chance to interview their favorite stars

of music, film and television. Next up is the weekly series "Sifl &

Olly" (July 13), a bizarre show hosted by a pair of sock puppets

performing parodies of popular songs. Lastly, joining the recently

launched claymation grudge match "Celebrity Death Match" and the

narrator-less biography series "BIOrhythm" is "Super Adventure

Team" (July 23). The half-hour weekly series is described by MTV as

"somewhere between an homage and a satire of the famous Saturday

afternoon serials of the '70s," using a process called

"supermarionation."