The Grind (TV series)

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The Grind
Format Dance
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 1410
Production
Executive producer(s) Lauren Levine
Running time approx. 0:22 (per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Original run June 29, 1992 – November 28, 1997
Chronology
Preceded by Club MTV
Followed by The Daily Burn

The Grind was a dance music show broadcast on the cable television station MTV between 1992 and 1997.

It replaced Club MTV, and featured people dancing to music tracks in a studio, linked by various hosts, including Eric Nies (fresh off of The Real World: New York) and DJ Jackie Christie.1 While Club MTV was mostly Dance, House and Freestyle, The Grind featured Hip-Hop and Rap with an occasional Dance hit. The show spawned a number of aerobics and workout videotapes.

When MTV moved to its current location at 1515 Broadway, they lost the studio where Club MTV and The Grind were originally taped and episodes were taped on the roof of the building. The new space was small and inclement weather prevented taping. Noise ordinances prevented playing loud music while taping outdoors, so the show had to be taped without music and dubbed in later. Other installments went to Zuma Beach in California, Brooklyn, Miami and Hawaii.

Nies was replaced in 1995 by various guest hosts. In the summer of 1998 until it was cancelled it was rebranded, revitalized with a sleeker look as The Daily Burn and was taped on the New Jersey Shores. Michael Bergin and Tsianina Joelson co-hosted with DJ Skribble as the DJ.

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