Blue Mountain State is an American sports comedy television series created by Eric Falconer and Chris Romano which follows the on and off-field antics of three incoming freshmen as they learn to adapt to life at a fictional mid-Western college (the Blue Mountain State of the title) where football and footballers are top dog.
The series premiered in the USA on Spike on 11 January, 2010.
Blue Mountain State premiered in South Africa on DStv's Vuzu channel on Thursday 4 March 2010, at 20h30. It later aired on DStv's MTV channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
A football comedy, Blue Mountain State taps into the frenzied comedic vein of classic Animal House and is inspired by the irreverent dorm-room spirit of John Belushi.
Blue Mountain State follows the hilarious on and off-field antics of three incoming freshmen as they learn to adapt to life at a fictional mid-Western college (the Blue Mountain State of the title) where football and footballers are top dog.
Among the cast members juggling football, girls, studying and nonstop hazing are Alex Moran (Darin Brooks), a talented but lazy quarterback, who is content to ride the bench to allow time for partying with his best friend Sammy Cacciatore (Chris Romano), a wannabe team mascot who is fresh out of rehab.
Craig Shilo (Sam Jones III) is the team's star player and living proof that focus, hard work, and dedication do pay off. This Freshman running back and future pro-footballer is considered one of the most elite prospects in the nation, and has his whole life already mapped out for him by his controlling girlfriend, Denise Roy (Gabrielle Dennis).
The cast also includes Thad Castle (Alan Ritchson), the team's over-the-top captain who interprets his role as team leader as an obligation to haze the incoming freshman.
Former real-life NFL running back and veteran actor, Ed Marinaro, stars as the long-suffering coach Marty Daniels, a six-time National Champion, and long-standing pillar of the BMS community, who has his eye on the prize but his work cut out to mould this unruly group into a team.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 4 Mar 2010 | Finale: 27 May 2010 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: MTV | Premiere: 18 Apr 2010 | Finale: 11 Jul 2010 | Sundays, 22h30
Season 2 (13 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 2 Jun 2011 | Finale: 25 Aug 2011 | Thursdays, 23h00
Season 3 (13 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 21 Jun 2012 | Finale: 13 Sep 2012 | Thursdays, 22h30