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FUEL TV Airs 1,000th Episode of The Daily Habit

| posted on November 23, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FUEL TV, the action sports lifestyle network, is proud to announce that its signature daily interview and variety show “The Daily Habit” will air it’s 1,000th episode on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 9:00pm ET/PT. “The Daily Habit” encompasses the world of the action sports enthusiast, mixing the best in pop culture with interviews of today’s top action sports personalities, cutting-edge music, product reviews, and comedy. Whether it’s fashion, art, films, concerts, or competitions, “The Daily Habit” has it covered.

In “The Daily Habit’s” 1,000th episode, six-time X Games Gold Medal winning pro skateboarder Bucky Lasek returns to the stage after being one of the first guests on the show when it premiered on October 3, 2005. This time around, he helps Host Pat Parnell celebrate the milestone by eating chicken wings delivered by Hooters girls, and cake brought in by a Great White shark.

Also appearing on the 1,000 episode is the indie rock sensation Cold War Kids, performing two new songs from their upcoming EP “Behave Yourself.”

“One thousand episodes and still going strong!” says Scott Paridon, FUEL TV VP of Production and Development. “We’re very proud of ‘The Daily Habit’ team reaching this amazing milestone in just over four years. And we’re excited to see what the next 1,000 episodes hold.”

“This show has become a mainstay for the action sports industry,” says CJ Olivares, FUEL TV General Manager. “It has surpassed all of our expectations. We couldn’t be happier with the success it’s brought our network as the daily destination for our audience.”

“We’ve been lucky to have so many amazing action sports athletes, from Shaun White to Tony Hawk to Bam Margera, come on the show and have a great time with us,” says “The Daily Habit” Supervising Producer Jeff Tully. “And recently we’ve really branched out with our coverage of movies. So many big-name celebrities have embraced our unique take on covering their films. We’re really just trying to have a good time and these huge stars get it and are having a lot of fun with us.”

“It’s been great to see this grow from day one,” says “The Daily Habit” Director Jennifer Goodman. “It’s a team effort putting it together every single day. We have a modest staff for a daily television show and our group works hard on every part of the show, from the studio crew to our producers and editors. Everyone is part of the final result and ultimate success.”

In the last four years, “The Daily Habit” stage has hosted the biggest names within the skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding worlds, including legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, X Games Gold Medalist Danny Way, MTV’s “Life of Ryan” star Ryan Sheckler, X Games Gold Medalist Paul Rodriguez, and MTV’s “Fantasy Factory” star Rob Dyrdek. Legendary pro surfer and nine-time World Champion Kelly Slater, three-time World Champion Andy Irons, big-wave adventurer Laird Hamilton, and legendary soul surfer Rob Machado are some of the biggest surf names to grace the stage.

Olympic Gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White, two-time Olympic Silver medalist and star of the FUEL TV series “The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo” Danny Kass, Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter, and pro snowboarder and “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Louie Vito have appeared on “The Daily Habit” as well.

Athletes from the BMX, FMX, and wakeboarding worlds have also been featured regularly on “The Daily Habit,” including BMX rider and X Games Gold Medalist Ryan Nyquist, FMX legend and Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan, X Games Gold Medalist Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, the Godfather of FMX Mike Metzger, MTV’s “Nitro Circus” star Travis Pastrana, and many others.

“The Daily Habit” has had more than 300 diverse musical acts perform on the show, including bands such as MGMT, Blink 182, Wolfmother, Public Enemy, Matisyahu, Lupe Fiasco, Every Time I Die, The Hives, Circa Survive, Bad Religion, and many more. Celebrities often visit the set, with such stand outs as David Arquette, Guy Ritchie, Henry Rollins, Jason Lee, Jamie Kennedy, Tom Green and Rob Zombie checking in.

Pat Parnell, host of “The Daily Habit,” also serves as NBC’s Olympic snowboarding play-by-play commentator, working both the 2006 Torino and 2002 Salt Lake Games. He also worked as an NBC announcer during the 2004 Summer Athens Games. Parnell hosted a variety of other nationally televised programs including NBC’s “Dew Action Sports Tour” and “Jeep World of Adventure Series,” ESPN’s X Games, “Gravity Games,” and MTV’s “Sports and Music Festival.” “The Daily Habit” is directed by Jennifer Goodman.

Make sure to check out the 1000th episode of “The Daily Habit” on FUEL TV Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. Selected segments and musical acts from “The Daily Habit” can be viewed online at www.fuel.tv/thedailyhabit and www.fuel.tv/music.

Promotional photos are available upon request.

“The Daily Habit” is FUEL TV’s first original daily series, telecast weeknights at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT) while re-airing later in the evening at 12:00am ET (9:00pm PT), and the following weekday at 2:30pm ET (11:30am PT) and 5:30pm ET (2:30 pm PT). “The Daily Habit” encompasses the world of the action sports enthusiast, mixing the best in pop culture with today’s top action sports personalities, cutting-edge music, product reviews, and comedy.

About FUEL TV
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 30 million U.S. homes. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.