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Mark Cuban & 'Girls Gone Wild' Team Up For 'Hottest Girl' Search

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Mark Cuban is teaming up with "Girls Gone Wild" for a new 12-part series titled, "Search for the Hottest Girl in America." According to a press release, the outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner will air the show on the cable channel HDNet, which he launched in 2001.

"We're very excited to work with the Girls Gone Wild team to launch this show," Cuban says in the release. "The program is a cool, behind-the-scenes look at the GGW enterprise and a wild ride for our viewers. It's a perfect fit for the new, unrated, late-night programming block that we air as part of our 'Guys Night In' line-up every Thursday."

The show promises to feature "thousands of wild college girls who will do anything to be voted the 'Hottest Girl in America.'"

As SportsByBrooks notes, the NBA might not be thrilled with the arrangement:

But if you're [NBA Commissioner] David Stern and mainstream NBA sponsors and you see Cuban expressing such public enthusiasm for a partnership with a company that produces hardcore pornography and has an owner who has "pleaded guilty to violating federal laws designed to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and agreed to pay fines totaling $2.1 million," might you find that a little unseemly?

Joe Francis, the founder of "Girls Gone Wild," has been in trouble with the IRS. He was arrested in 2009, and unsavory tax accusations are not the only claims made against him.

Scroll down to see the release and a tweet from Cuban about the show.

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DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- HDNet will partner with Girls Gone Wild® this spring to premiere "Girls Gone Wild® Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America," late night Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 p.m. PT/1:00 a.m. ET (Friday, May 14). The new, twelve-part, half-hour reality series gives viewers a candid, behind-the-scenes look at Girls Gone Wild's® nationwide campaign to find the cutest, sexiest, hottest girl in the country.

"We're very excited to work with the Girls Gone Wild® team to launch this show," said Mark Cuban, President and Co-Founder of HDNet. "The program is a cool, behind-the-scenes look at the GGW enterprise and a wild ride for our viewers. It's a perfect fit for the new, unrated, late-night programming block that we air as part of our 'Guys Night In' line-up every Thursday."

Girls Gone Wild® Founder and CEO Joe Francis says, "Mark Cuban is a pioneer because he is constantly changing the game, and HDNet's cutting-edge programming is the most recent example. We're happy to be part of this entertainment revolution, and excited by the opportunity to share with viewers this behind-the-scenes look at Girls Gone Wild® in action."

As part of the series, viewers will climb aboard GGW's private jet and million-dollar tour bus as the Girls Gone Wild® camera crews hit America's hottest clubs, campuses and beaches to meet thousands of wild college girls who will do anything to be voted the "Hottest Girl in America." Viewers will also get a peek inside the Girls Gone Wild® offices, follow the exploits of CEO Joe Francis, watch sexy photo shoots for Girls Gone Wild® Magazine, and travel with a dozen beautiful bikini models to exotic Girls Gone Wild® Island.

Thousands of girls from across the country have submitted their sexiest photos and videos to Girls Gone Wild® in hopes of winning the title. Viewers are invited to vote for their favorites and tune in to HDNet each week to watch the competition heat up -- leading to a grand finale in which one lucky girl is named "The Hottest Girl in America!"

"Girls Gone Wild® Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America" premieres late night Thursday, May 13 on HDNet. In subsequent weeks, HDNet will re-air the previous week's episode at 1:00 a.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT, followed immediately by the premiere of the current week's episode at 1:30 a.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT.

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