MTV goes car crazy: Trick it Out joins final season of Pimp My Ride

Looks like MTV wants to shake things up a bit on Sunday nights. They are set to pit two customizers against each other in a new series that will join a longtime favorite in the lineup. Out-going classic "Pimp My Ride" will follow the freshman series "Trick It Out" starting at 10pm ET/PT. Check your program guide though, because the site has it listed as airing on Thursdays instead of Sundays. There's a full press release after the jump that explains what the new series has to offer, but in brief, "Trick It Out" will be more of a competitive show, where cars will be customized by different specialists who want to one-up each other and show off their mad skillz. Set in L.A., the show will visit some of the top mod shops to see who can "trick out" their vehicle the best.

It will be two four-member teams each week starting out with similarly beat up rides and identical budgets of 15 grand(!). In just 10 days, the teams have to turn their "worn-out clunkers into the most badass looking rides imaginable." To keep the shops from repeating their favorite tricks, there will be a different theme each week. RJ Devera, who you may remember in the first Fast and the Furious as the guy playing Gran Turismo in his car before the first big street race, will be the judge who decides which team gets not only bragging rights for the build, but also both the winning and losing rides.

It sounds worth a watch, especially if the teams figure out how to get to the judge. We're guessing this might be a knock-down, drag-out fight in the works. And for "Pimp" fans who might be feeling withdrawal symptoms, MTV says shows are now available at the iTunes Store, Amazon Unbox, and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Of course, they could always pick up one of the show's creations for themselves instead.

Full release after the jump.

[Source: MTV]



Customizers Go Head To Head In New Car Makeover Series

"Trick It Out" on Sundays At 10pm ET/PT And

"Pimp My Ride" Returns For Final Season on Sundays At 10:30pm ET/PT

Sunday nights are getting revved up and blinged out on MTV as new car makeover competition series, "Trick It Out" joins returning favorite "Pimp My Ride," for its final season Sunday nights at 10pm ET/PT.

"Trick It Out" takes car customization to an even greater level as auto specialists are pushed to their creative limits on Sunday nights. Car customizes are obsessed with being the best and thrive on one upping each other as they flaunt their skills. Hosted by Becky O'Donohue ("American Idol"), MTV will embrace this competitive spirit as some of the top auto shops in the LA area go head to head in an all out battle to "trick out" the best rides.

Each week, two crews of four makeover specialists will represent their shops as they compete against each other to see who has the best car customization skills in the land. Both teams will be given similar beat-up cars, 10 days, and $15,000 to turn their worn-out clunkers into the most badass looking rides imaginable. However, the teams will have to customize their cars according to a different theme each week... horror, safari, sixties, military, cartoon. Car expert RJ Devera will determine the winning crew who will not only take home bragging rights and their winning car, but the losers ride as well.

After turning a '65 Chevy Impala into an 800 horsepower biodiesel clean machine and liquidated a Ford ice cream truck into a frozen asset, MTV's "Pimp My Ride" returns for its final season. Rap superstar and host Xzibit is joined by car customization specialist Mad Mike and his crazy car makeover team at GAS (Galpin Auto Sports) to make the dreams of even more car-challenged fans come true. The final eight episodes have only been seen once before in the "Pimp My Ride" marathon which aired June 9th on MTV.

To catch up on new and previous episodes of "Pimp My Ride," viewers can purchase episodes on Amazon Unbox (, AOL Video (, iTunes Store ( and Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360. New episodes are available to download on these services the day after its on-air premiere.

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