[11/14/13 - 11:27 PM] Development Update: Thursday, November 14 Updates include: Jack Black, Tim Robbins cast in HBO's "The Brink"; Starz's "Power" adds trio; and Paul Scheuring, Shekhar Kapur team for "Rasputin" at FX.
[11/08/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 8 Updates include: ABC pilots import of the U.K.'s "Bad Education"; Hiroyuki Sanada joins CBS's "Extant"; and trio cast in Starz's new drama "Power."
[06/26/13 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 26 Updates include: MTV cancels "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous"; "I Am Victor," "To My Assistant" extend cast options; and Lauren Iungerich departs MTV's "Awkward."
[10/12/11 - 11:05 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 12 Updates include: Ashley Tisdale is "Under Construction" at ABC; Tricia Helfer, Gerald McRaney to star in TNT's "Scent of the Missing"; and NBC asks "Prime Suspect" for six more scripts.
[06/09/11 - 11:46 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 9 Updates include: MTV cancels "Skins"; Danny Glover joins FOX's "Touch"; and Robin Wright in talks for Kevin Spacey-led "House of Cards."
[05/06/11 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 6 Updates include: Scott Baio to star in Nick at Nite comedy; Charles S. Dutton first to join FX's "Powers"; and MTV greenlights Bo Burnham's pilot.
SEASON(S): 1 (12 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 6/26/13
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's press release, April 2013) MTV's "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous," is a new scripted comedy series starring comedian Bo Burnham as Zach Stone, a fresh-out-of-high school teenager who opts to pursue a life of fame and stardom instead of attending college. The series follows Zach, who hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an over-night celebrity - even though he possesses no real talent. From attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist to purposefully going missing, he'll try any avenue to get noticed and stop at nothing until he reaches fame. Chaos, awkwardness and embarrassment ensue in this clever and timely series that serves as a comedic send-up of today's current culture of instant celebrity. Recently selected by Judd Apatow as an "inspired comic doing great work right now" in Vanity Fair's January 2013 Comedy Issue, Burnham delivers big laughs in MTV's new half-hour, 12-episode series premiering on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.