's Got The Beat With New 'High School Reunion' 'Awesomely 80's' Music Video Widget

Feb 18, 2009
By ViacomCBS Staff

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Video killed the radio star and aims to prove it with the launch of its "Awesomely 80's" music video widget in support of TV Land's new original series "High School Reunion" which premieres tonight at 10PM ET/PT on TV Land. Visitors to can relive the teased hairstyles and rock fashions of the 80's as they watch videos of their favorite head bangers and pop stars. Users will then be able to post this video player on favorite social networking sites like MySpace, Friendster and Blogger, as well as their own personal web page. Videos on the widget include music featured in TV Land's "High School Reunion" series such as "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison and other 1980's iconic video favorites such as The Go-Go's hit "We Got The Beat," John Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane," Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl," Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark." Other featured bands on the "Awesomely 80's" music video widget include Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Tom Petty, U2, INXS and more. is also offering a "Totally 80's" streaming radio channel.

Visitors to the "High School Reunion" Website can also play free, exclusive games such as "High School Volleyball," where contestants can test their volleyball skills in real time against other online gamers, or challenge their 1980's expertise with the "Totally 80's Trivia" game. Users are also invited to check out cast members' personal photo galleries, watch exclusive video taken by the cast as well as bonus moments not seen on-air and read weekly behind-the-scenes cast blogs.

"High School Reunion" features nineteen classmates from the 1988 graduating class of Arizona's Chandler High who have been brought together for their own special reunion set on an exotic and romantic Kauai estate to rekindle old relationships, reveal long-held secrets and resolve deep-seated issues from 20 years ago. The TV Land original eight-part reality series premieres on TV Land PRIME, TV Land's new primetime programming destination designed to appeal to the attitudes, life stage and interests of people in their 40s. "High School Reunion" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

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