New York — mtvU, cable channel MTV’s 24-hour college network, is debuting “Quiet Campus,” a new short-form reality series that follows the lives of four young deaf college students from Washington DC’s Gallaudet University.
The series will launch on October 24, 2011, and show its real-life characters participating in everyday campus life, from football games and gossip to classrooms and parties.
“Entertainment has a powerful way of exposing viewers to new realities, breaking down stereotypes and misconceptions along the way,” said Paul Ricci, senior vice president of programming and head of development for mtvU. "Quiet Campus shines a spotlight on the hopes and dreams of these truly amazing young people as they experience the ups and downs of college life, and we believe that it will forever change the way our audience understands what it means to be deaf."
The series will feature four Gallaudet students:
Michel is a star athlete on the University’s football team, who is determined to rise above the competition to win this year’s homecoming game, his final one as a senior.
Cesar is a popular and charismatic, gay Latino and an aspiring photographer who has a run-in with the “real world,” and eagerly awaits homecoming to find out if he’ll be crowned this year’s “King.”
A college sophomore, Clayton never felt like he had that “perfect” connection with anyone before Gallaudet. The series shows how he develops a friendship and relationship with Taylor, a sophomore who lost her hearing at a young age due to chemotherapy treatments.
For more information on "Quiet Campus," go to www.mtvU.com. A promotion for the series is available below.