or


[04/25/13 - 01:59 PM]
MTV Greenlights Pilot for TV Adaptation of "Scream" Film Franchise at 2013 Upfront
Plus: "Snooki & JWOWW" to return for season three and MTV2's "Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out" to launch on Tuesday, July 9.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV GREENLIGHTS PILOT FOR TV ADAPTATION OF "SCREAM" FILM FRANCHISE AT 2013 UPFRONT

Network Also Announces Three New Series Greenlights, Third Season of "Snooki & JWOWW" and Impressive Slate of 15 Returning Hits; Upfront Featured Performances by Selena Gomez and Emeli Sandé

MTV2 Announces New Series Greenlight "Guy Court," Premiere Date for Re-Imagined "Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out" and Season Two Pick Up of "Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family"

NEW YORK, NY (April 25, 2013) - MTV announced today a pilot greenlight based on the hugely successful horror film franchise "Scream" with Dimension Films for MTV, plus the addition of three new series to its diverse programming slate, including "Generation Cryo," "Nurse Nation" and "The Hook Up," at its annual Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition, the network announced the season three renewal of "Snooki & JWOWW" and highlighted an impressive programming slate of 15 returning hits. MTV is a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

MTV and Dimension Film's one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed "Ghostface" to a legion of unsuspecting fans. MTV and Dimension Films are in discussions with various writers for the potential series which would be slated for a summer 2014 debut on the network. Dimension Films is in discussions with the films' original director and renowned filmmaker Wes Craven to direct the one-hour pilot. DiGa Vision will serve as a producer.

The compelling new one-hour docu-drama "Generation Cryo" explores the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors and are redefining what it means to be a family. The series will document the journey of Breeanna, a 17-year-old only child, who recently logged onto the Donor Sibling Registry, a website dedicated to connecting sperm donor families, and learned that she has at least 15 half-siblings all fathered by a man none of them know. Now, Bree's on a mission to meet all of her half-brothers and sisters and lead them on a nationwide search to find their biological father.

"Nurse Nation" (working title) is a new docu-series that follows nine twenty-something travel nurses all assigned to work at a new hospital in a brand new city for 13 weeks. Some of them have been doing this for years, while others are on their first tour. Cameras will be there every step of the way as they take on the unique challenges and intense pressures of working in the medical profession as they face life or death decisions every day. But it's not 'all work and no play.' On days off, they take advantage of all that their host city has to offer, meet new people and potential new loves while often trying to keep previous relationships and friendships alive. It's the ultimate 'work-hard/play-hard' lifestyle.

"The Hook Up," (working title) hosted by Andrew Schulz of MTV2's popular hit series "Guy Code," is a dating show that will air as an afternoon strip on MTV. Individuals looking for a match will choose from four potential suitors based on their social media history. With the help of their closest friends, the contestants will try to separate the contenders from the pretenders to see if what you see is really what you get.

It was also announced that "Snooki & JWOWW" has been renewed for a third season. The second season was the #1 original series in the time period across all TV for P12-34 as well as the #1 series in its time period across all TV for W 12-34. The third season of "Snooki & JWOWW" will continue to follow Jersey Shore BFF's - Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWOWW" Farley - as they continue to navigate the radical changes that life keeps throwing at them. As Snooki and JWOWW have discovered, when you have your best friend by your side, there's nothing you can't face together - including marriage?

MTV2 today announced that comedian, actor and host Nick Cannon will debut the re-imagined improv comedy show "Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out" on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Joining Nick will be celebrity team captains including comedians Kevin Hart and Lil DuVal of MTV2's "Guy Code," professional basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire, along with rappers Mac Miller, 2Chainz, Machine Gun Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Joe Budden.

MTV2 also announced the addition of "Guy Court," to its upcoming programming slate. In the half-hour comedic courtroom series, which will premiere in fall 2013, the laws of manhood will be upheld as some familiar MTV2 faces will determine the guilt or innocence of a variety of cases in accordance with Guy Code. Each real life case will be judged, defended and prosecuted with the perfect combination of comedy and justice. In addition, "Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family," which recently wrapped its first season as the highest rated original debut season in MTV2 history, will return for a second season as the young music superstar embarks on a series of new adventures in his personal and professional life. The series will begin production later this year and premiere in early 2014.

The Upfront event was hosted by MTV News' Sway Calloway plus Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer of "Nikki and Sara LIVE," which was recently renewed for a second season, and included appearances by Mac Miller of "Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family;" Tyler Posey and Holland Roden of "Teen Wolf;" Nev Schulman and Max Joseph from "Catfish: The TV Show;" Vinny Guadagnino, his mom Paola and Uncle Nino, from the new series "The Show With Vinny;" cast members from the upcoming "Nurse Nation;" Nicole Byer, Jamie Lee, Tanisha Long and Carly Aquillino from "Girl Code" and Andrew Schulz from "The Hook Up." The presentation also featured performances by Emeli Sandé who performed "Next to Me" and Selena Gomez who hit the stage to perform "Come & Get It" and "Love You Like a Love Song."

MTV also presented its partnership with Jewelry for a Cause to help take illegal guns off the street with "MTV x Caliber" bracelets. These limited edition bracelets feature unique serial numbers from illegal firearms returned via gun buyback programs and are part of the Caliber Collection, a line from Jewelry for a Cause that is made, in part, from the steel of reclaimed illegal guns. Available for $40 at caliber.MTV.com, proceeds from these bracelets will be donated to help fund future illegal gun buyback amnesty programs.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





  [april 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CATFISH: THE TV SHOW (MTV)
· GENERATION CRYO (MTV)
· GIRL CODE (MTV)
· GUY COURT (MTV2)
· HOOK UP, THE (MTV)
· MAC MILLER AND THE MOST DOPE FAMILY (MTV2)
· MTV2'S GUY CODE (MTV2)
· NICK CANNON PRESENTS: WILD 'N OUT (MTV)
· NIKKI & SARA LIVE (MTV)
· SCREAM (MTV)
· SCRUBBING IN (MTV)
· SHOW WITH VINNY, THE (MTV)
· SNOOKI & JWOWW (MTV)
· TEEN WOLF (MTV)





[02/21/17 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Documentary "Rock and a Hard Place" Will Debut March 27
The film looks at incarcerated young people who are granted a second chance: the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start by completing the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Boot Camp.

[02/21/17 - 10:46 AM]
Hulu Teams with J.J. Abrams, Stephen King and Warner Bros. Television for New Hulu Original Series "Castle Rock," Set in the Stephen King Universe
A teaser trailer for "Castle Rock" has been viewed more than one million times since it was released on Friday.

[02/21/17 - 10:17 AM]
Video: Nickelodeon's "The Fairly Odd Phantom" Animated Short Features Butch Hartman's Characters All Together for First Time
The original animated short features an ensemble cast of characters from the Nickelodeon animated series created by Butch Hartman: "The Fairly OddParents," "Danny Phantom," "T.U.F.F Puppy" and the brand-new "Bunsen is a Beast."

[02/21/17 - 10:15 AM]
"The Mick" Renewed for a Second Season on FOX
"From the earliest stages of development, all of us at FOX had enormous faith in 'The Mick,' and it hasn't disappointed," said David Madden.

[02/21/17 - 10:13 AM]
"Jerrod Carmichael: 8," Featuring the Comedy Star in His Second HBO Special, Debuts March 11
Taped in December before a live audience at historic Masonic Hall in New York City, the show features his subversive, thought-provoking take on cultural norms.

[02/21/17 - 10:12 AM]
"Cries from Syria," An Unforgettable Account of the Five-Year Syrian Civil War from the Inside, Debuts March 13 on HBO
This harrowing film tells the story of a people who, despite great suffering, have never lost hope for a better tomorrow.

[02/21/17 - 09:57 AM]
WGN America Presents "Breaking Free," A Documentary Special On The Underground Railroad Ahead of the Season Two Premiere of Its Critically Acclaimed Scripted Series "Underground" Premiering March 8
Viewers will get a chance to see the making of "Underground" season two and hear from cast, crew and civil rights leaders on why this story deserves to be told today.

[02/21/17 - 09:50 AM]
Freeform's March Funday Weekend-Long Programming Event Airs March 18 and 19
Spring is just around the corner, but before you go bouncing into the great outdoors, spend one last lazy weekend with Freeform's Funday programming event.

[02/21/17 - 09:19 AM]
Showtime(R) to Present World Premiere of New Drama Series "I'm Dying Up Here" at SXSW(R)
The fictional series explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched.

[02/21/17 - 09:17 AM]
"@midnight with Chris Hardwick Live" Returns to SXSW on Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on @facebooklive in Austin
Said stunt features special guest panelists Tom Lennon, Whitney Cummings and Nick Swardson battling for points in Texas.

[02/21/17 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Continues Its Demo Reign
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[02/21/17 - 08:03 AM]
Things Get Shady in Maryland When Bravo Media Premieres "The Real Housewives of Potomac" on Sunday, April 2 at 9 PM ET/PT
Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan are joined by new housewife Monique Samuels.

[02/21/17 - 06:01 AM]
"Love at First Bark" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premieres Saturday, April 1, 9 P.M. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Jana Kramer and Kevin McGarry star in the project, from Two 4 the Money Media.

[02/20/17 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Night in Demos
The Alphabet wins the evening among adults 18-49 with a modest 0.9 average rating.

[02/19/17 - 08:07 PM]
Upcoming Episodes of "Big Little Lies," "Girls," "Crashing" Available for Early Streaming Next Friday
HBO's originals will be available in advance of Sunday's telecast against the Oscars.