FUEL TV Announces July Programming Highlights

July kicks off summer with new season of “M80″and two new programming blocks.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, launches the fifth season of “M80” on Wednesday July 2, beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT. July also marks the beginning of the summer season, and FUEL TV is premiering two new programming blocks, including “Meet & Brotatoes” on Monday nights and “Wake Steady” on Tuesday nights.

Wednesday 7/2/2008
M80 season 5 – 8:00pm ET/PT
M80’s fifth season brings you another blast of freestyle motocross action. Get an inside look at a new array of featured riders, as well as the next crop of up-and-comers “Blowin’ Up” on the scene. This season M80 follows FMX riders as they dial in a new trick, and the cameras go global to follow events, tours, and athletes around the world. Check out riders such as Lance Coury and Jeremy McGrath, and of course, there are new tantalizing “Token Hotties” ready to host it all.

Monday nights: “Meet & Brotatoes” – 8:00pm ET/PT
Tired of the same old Monday night mystery loaf? Don’t let leftovers start off your week. Try something new – like FUEL TV’s “Meet & Brotatoes!” It’s a full helping of the freshest fare you and your family have ever seen. We are serving up all new Blue Carpet Specials, tasty episodes of Check 1,2 and piping hot contests and tours straight from the heat. Mondays will never be boring again.

Tuesday nights: “Wake Steady” – 8:00pm ET/PT
Ready to Wake? “Wake Steady”, that is. This summer, FUEL TV brings you the most unbelievable action to come from lakes since Loch Ness. Starting in July, you can catch wakeboarding and wakeskating’s mega-monsters attack still waters worldwide in all the contests, series, and films.

Friday 7/11/2008
United by Fate: Episode 3 – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8
Episode 3 of United By Fate features segments from Jake Duncombe and Matt Mumford, which can only be described as being like nothing else you’ve ever seen. Jake, Matt, and the rest of the Globe skate team kill it in this new installment as the black van continues its enigmatic pursuit.

Sunday 7/13/2008
Billabong Pro Teahupoo – 8:00pm ET/PT
The top 45 male surfers in the world compete in the death-defying barrels of the Billabong Pro Teahupoo looking for a chance at glory and a shot at the World Champion Title. Coming into the contest, Floridian Kelly Slater was the overall ratings leader, but will have to face stiff competition from the best in the world, including Australians Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow, Hawaiians Andy and Bruce Irons, and American C.J. Hobgood. But the surprise comes when Brazilian wild card Bruno Santos and a local wild card Manoa Drollet both make the finals.

Thursday 7/17/2008
Inside: A Week At Teahupoo – 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot
The Red Bull surf team travels to Tahiti to test out a revolutionary camera and ends up in the middle of the biggest swell of the year at Teahupoo.

Thursday 7/24/2008
Dawn of the Stone Age – 1:00am PT/4:00am ET in Unprotected Sets
Dawn of the Stone Age is the animated adventure of a surfing Caveman, soul surfer Johnny Stone, pro surfers Bruce Irons, Dean Morrison and Ozzie Wright, and a host of other North Shore locals. The hi-jinx that occur as all these characters cross paths during a few days of the winter season on Oahu climaxes at the Volcom Pipe Contest, where the final heat for one-trillion dollars is battled out between Bruce, Dean, Johnny Stone, and Caveman!

Friday 7/25/2008
North Shore Bowl Jam – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8
Some people are calling this one of the best bowl contests ever! We think you’ll agree after you watch some of the biggest names in skateboarding battle it out in Hawaii. Featuring Danny Way, Rune Glifberg, Bob Burnquist, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Omar Haassan, Chris Miller, Jeff Grosso, Jimmy “The Greek” Marcus, and way too many other rippers we don’t have time to name.

Saturday 7/26/2008
The Man Who Souled the World – 8:00pm ET/PT
The Man Who Souled The World tells the story of Steve Rocco, the irreverent genius who transformed the skateboard industry from corporate to skater owned with a do-it-yourself       punk attitude. Steve’s antics and entrepreneurial impact on the skateboard business are huge and have ultimately had a significant impact on broader mainstream culture as Steve is the man who gave Spike Jonze his first directing gig, discovered Jason Lee and created Big Brother magazine, which became the genesis of Jackass.

Sunday 7/27/2008
Dew Underground: Cleveland – 8:30pm ET/PT
In 2008, action sports fans have the chance to experience the AST Dew Tour like never before. Mountain Dew and FUEL TV takes consumers beyond the competition by providing unprecedented access to the cities, culture and athletes surrounding the tour. The Dew Underground will highlight the best in music and art from every city and bring the tour to fans like never before.

Monday 7/28/2008
Pastrana Baja 1000 Special – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes
The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Rocks, sand, dirt, cactus, and silt…1300 miles in actual distance from the start in Ensenada, to the finish in Cabo San Lucas, in a race against the clock. A daunting task for the best four-man teams. Only the insane ask the question, “Can I do it alone?” and sign up for the Ironman division.  Now add action sports superstar Travis Pastrana and filmmaker Gregg Godfrey to the list of the over-ambitious entrants. The Pastrana Baja 1000 Special tells the story of their sketchy preparation, pre-running adventures with the Nitro Circus crew, and triumphs and disappointments as they attempt to Ironman one of the toughest races in the world.

FUEL TV is the action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, and wakeboarding. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in 25 million U.S. homes. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit FUEL.tv.