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[11/12/12 - 12:53 PM]
ABC Family Begins Production on Comedy Pilot "Phys Ed"
Ryan Sypek, Kate Lang Johnson, Sunkrish Bala, Samm Levine and Chelsea Harris star in the multi-camera project.

[10/16/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 16
Updates include: FOX to import the U.K.'s "Gavin & Stacey"; Ryan Hurst joins TNT's "King & Maxwell"; and Rob Thomas to take a new stab at "Metropolis" at The CW.

[08/23/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 23
Updates include: FOX asks "Bob's Burgers" for six additional scripts; Malin Akerman cast as the mom in ABC's "Suburgatory"; and Thomas Middleditch boards NBC's "The Office" spin-off.

[05/16/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 16
Updates include: MTV cancels "I Just Want My Pants Back"; "Cougar Town" co-creators to step down as showrunners; and Syfy's "Haven" to return Friday, September 21.

[02/17/12 - 12:16 PM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back" Has Legs, As It Continues to Grow Week-to-Week
MTV spins the numbers for Thursday, February 16.

[02/09/12 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 9
Updates include: NBC rolls its "Munsters" reboot to June; CBS greenlights Ben Falcone comedy pilot; and Justin Kirk to topline NBC's "Animal Kingdom."

[11/14/11 - 01:18 PM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back" Set to Debut on Thursday, February 2 at 11 P.M. ET/PT
The 12-episode half-hour series will follow "Jersey Shore" on Thursday nights.

[08/25/11 - 09:04 AM]
MTV Hand Picks Rock Group Wavves As Guest Composer for New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back"
The pilot episode will air this Sunday at 11:00/10:00c following the "2011 MTV Video Music Awards."

[07/29/11 - 10:03 AM]
MTV Presents Full Slate at Their Summer TCA Presentation
"Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "America's Best Dance Crew" to return; "Beavis and Butt-Head," "Good Vibes" to premiere October 27; and a sneak of "I Just Want My Pants Back" to air after the VMAs next month.

[07/29/11 - 09:59 AM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "I Just Want My Pants Back" Begins Production in New York City July 2011 and Is Slated for 2012 On-Air Debut
The comedy stars Peter Vack, Kim Shaw, Jordan Carlos, Elisabeth Hower, Sunkrish Bala and Chris Parnell.

[03/31/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 31
Updates include: MTV orders "The Inbetweeners" to series; Nigel Lythgoe to import "Secret Fortune" for CBS; and "The Transporter" series finds a home at Cinemax.

[01/26/11 - 02:11 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: MTV
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[01/14/11 - 07:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 14
Updates include: Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in and produce CBS pilot; TNT gives "Generations" a cast-contingent order; and MTV gives "I Just Want My Pants Back" a series commitment.

[11/09/10 - 09:24 AM]
MTV Ups David Janollari to EVP, Head of MTV Programming and Chris Linn to EVP, Programming & Head of MTV Production
MTV recently closed its fiscal year with a 27% ratings increase for Q3'10, compared to last year.

[09/03/10 - 09:53 AM]
Comedy Pilot 'I Just Want My Pants Back' Begins Production for MTV in New York
Peter Vack, Kim Shaw, Elisabeth Hower, Jordan Carlos and Chris Parnell co-star in the project.

[08/05/10 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 5
Updates include: Richard Schiff set for "Criminal Minds" spin-off; Doug Liman to helm MTV pilot; and Noah Reid to topline Syfy's "Three Inches."







I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK (MTV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/28/11 - 4/5/12
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2011-2012 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (12 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/16/12
DESCRIPTION:
(from MTV's press release, November 2011) MTV announced today the premiere of new scripted comedy series "I Just Want My Pants Back," with a special one-hour debut on Thursday, February 2 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, following an all-new episode of "Jersey Shore." 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 first two episodes will air back-to-back, and the 12 episode half-hour series will air regularly on Thursday nights from 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT, following MTV's hit series "Jersey Shore." The pilot episode aired as a special sneak peek after the 2011 Video Music Awards on August 28, and averaged a 4.9 P12-34 rating and 5.1 million total viewers. Struggling with sex, love, career and friendship as a young twenty-something living in Brooklyn, the series follows Jason Strider, played by Peter Vack. Jason puts hanging with his friends, going to bars and hooking up above his entry level job where he's the lowest rung at a casting agency, and dreams of being in music journalism-but has no idea how to get there. It's not until a one night stand steals his heart and his pants, that he begins a quest to get his beloved jeans back, and hopefully the girl, while also growing up along the way.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Parnell as J.B.
· Elisabeth Hower as Stacey
· Jordan Carlos as Eric
· Kim Shaw as Tina
· Peter Vack as Jason Strider
· Sunkrish Bala as Bobby
CREW INFORMATION:
· Clay Spencer as EIP (MTV)
· Dave Bartis as EP
· David J. Rosen as CRTR/EP/BOOK
· David Janollari as EIP (MTV)
· Doug Liman as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Gene Klein as CO-EP
· Justin Levy as EIP (MTV)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Hypnotic
· Universal Cable Productions