MTV'S NEW SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES "I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK" HAS LEGS, AS IT CONTINUES TO GROW WEEK-TO-WEEK
Next Week Catch Two All-New Episodes Airing Back-to-Back at 11:00 P.M. and 11:30 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
SANTA MONICA, CA (February 17, 2012) - MTV's new critically acclaimed scripted comedy series "I Just Want My Pants Back" hit a series high in its third week last night, earning a 2.1 P12-34 rating, and delivering over two million viewers. The series continues to grow each week, up 24% from the premiere and 11% from last week's airing, following a similar pattern of growth as returning scripted hits "Awkward" and "Teen Wolf."
Next week, viewers are in for two all-new episodes of "I Just Want My Pants Back," airing back-to-back on Thursday, February 23 at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
From acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith, "Swingers," "Go," "Bourne Identity") and based on David J. Rosen's novel of the same name, "I Just Want My Pants Back" follows the triumphs and misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate post-college life in Brooklyn.
The series stars Peter Vack as 'Jason,' Kim Shaw as 'Tina,' Jordan Carlos as 'Eric,' Elisabeth Hower as 'Stacey,' and Sunkrish Bala as 'Bobby,' and guest-stars Chris Parnell as 'J.B.'
For more ways to connect with "I Just Want My Pants Back," follow the show on Twitter @MTVpants or Like it on Facebook.
"I Just Want My Pants Back" is based on the book by David J. Rosen. The series is a co-production with MTV and Universal Cable Productions. The pilot was written by Rosen and directed by Doug Liman. Executive producers include Liman, David Bartis and Rosen. Gene Klein is co-executive producer. Justin Levy, Clay Spencer and Kimberly Rach are the executives in charge of production for MTV.
Source: Nielsen. Live+SD coverage ratings.
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Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms, including USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA's "Covert Affairs," "Suits," "Royal Pains," "Psych," "In Plain Sight" and "Fairly Legal" along with Syfy's "Warehouse 13," "Alphas" and "Eureka." The studio is also producing "Against the Wall" for Lifetime and "I Just Want My Pants Back" for MTV. UCP is a division of NBCUniversal.