MTV revealed their forward developmental slate today, and among the unscripted heap came word of yet another film to television convert. This time it is the Scream series which has run out of gas up on the big screen. After the first one in some time only grossed $97 million on a $40 million budget (hardly a home run given the franchise’s lofty standards,) we heard of plans to take the series elsewhere so this should hardly come as a surprise to those paying attention. What is surprising though is that there does not appear to be a game plan just yet. The only thing clear is the television adaptation is being set for a Summer 2014 release regardless of what turns up. Hey, it worked out for Teen Wolf.
For those following the Buckwild saga over at MTV following the death of Shain Gandee, the cable network has officially decided not to continue with the West Virgina-based reality series. They have shuttered production on the on-going second season. This is a big loss for MTV as ratings were fairly decent, and there was optimism for growth in the show’s second year. Some considered this the network’s new Jersey Shore, and although that looked like a tough comparison, the program’s relative success was pretty respectable.
After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of “BUCKWILD” in West Virginia. We love the cast and the show and this was not an easy decision, but given Shain’s tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately.
On Sunday, we will be running a special “BUCKWILD: WV to the NYC,” which was shot before production had begun on season two. With the support of his parents, Dale and Loretta Gandee, we will run the tribute following a day of programming dedicated to Shain in which we will air the entire first season of “BUCKWILD”.
“Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time for our family. We have truly felt all the love and know that Shain is resting peacefully. Shain was an incredible, outgoing, and positive person who was loved by whoever he met. We are honored that we were able to let the world see what a wonderful son we had. He was the best son anyone could ask for. As we look to honor him in our lives every day moving forward, we are happy to share some of his last moments doing what he loved best: having fun and making people laugh,” said Loretta Gandee.
MTV has just began its marketing agenda for this year’s movie award. The cable channel shifted the date around thus why we are witnessing the Rebel Wilson-hosted program in April as opposed to May-June. This is done because ratings last year was atrocious, but that might also have something to do with the obvious promotional parade that the teen-skewing network airs each and every year. Anyways, the top movies according to MTV consists of Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Ted, The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises. Hit the jump for more. Continue Reading
If you can believe it, MTV’s Teen Wolf is already preparing for the show’s third season. The series premiered a few years back to a lot of excitement as it expressed MTV’s desire to bet on scripted originals, but some of that faded as the realization set in that this was the network responsible for Jersey Shore. Nonetheless, ratings are pretty decent, bringing us to today’s announcement that the series’ return will kick off June 3 at 10 p.m./ET. Details after the jump. Continue Reading
Every so often, a show comes along so despicable that executives believe there is no way viewers can look away. This is what MTV thinks they have on their hands with their newest scripted program Buckwild which is one-part Jersey Shore, another part Honey Boo Boo. The program follows nine friends who find ways to make their own entertainment in West Virginia–a state known for its conservative values. Perhaps that last part adds fuel to the fire, but nonetheless this is already deemed worthy of the coveted title as the most controversial new series of 2013. Hit the jump for details on premiere night as well as a trailer. Continue Reading
With ratings slightly off their highs and an aging cast, MTV has decided that Jersey Shore has come to an end. The cable channel revealed earlier today that the sixth season of the hit reality series would be its last, bringing the end to a chapter best described as “Gym, Tan, Laundry.” To that end, the show has been given a one-house retrospective special titled “Gym, Tan, Look Back” which will air on September 6th ahead of the 2012 Video Music Awards.
This special will also serve to premiere a sneak peek at the show’s last run that premieres on October 4. Hit the jump for more details via the official network press release. Continue Reading
MTV announced their fall lineup today including their premiere dates for a few other shows. The headliner of course will be Jersey Shore which still regularly finds around eight million viewers week-to-week, so that show’s sixth season premiere (October 4) is obviously gaining most the attention from this reveal. It is probably worth mentioning though that the network also renewed one of that franchise’s spin-offs, Snooki & JWOWW. Hit the jump for all the details. Continue Reading
As part of MTV’s Comic-Con festivities, the channel announced Thursday that they have renewed their hit series Teen Wolf with a monstrous 24-episode order. This is hardly a surprise as the movie-spun program has maintained its relatively strong ratings since returning in June, making the show one of the network’s top scripted offerings. Serialized dramas are considered the direction pay television is going as it really is the singular way to guarantee repeat traffic from an avid fan base.
While lucrative, unscripted shows at MTV can be a bit inconsistent outside of Jersey Shore (which appears to be on its last legs.) As a result, we expect more of this type of hook-programming from the cable network in the years ahead especially considering that the low-rated AMC has proven they could raise their rates substantially on the back of a few quality shows. Hit the jump for the official MTV press release.
MTV is looks to be joining the likes of its cable peers today as the network officially announced that they have their own weekly late night comedy show in the works that will be hosted by stand-up comics Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer. Continue Reading
Once again, MTV has rolled out the red carpet to honor Hollywood’s biggest films in the critical categories of “Best Kiss” and “Best Hero.” Continue Reading
When it was announced that Punk’d would be returning for new episodes after five years off the air, it was widely reported that Ashton Kutcher would only be taking a behind-the-scenes executive producer role. Well, given today’s news, it would certainly appear as if we were punk’d as he most certainly will be hosting an upcoming episode of series. Continue Reading
MTV has revealed who they have enlisted to help hand out the Golden Popcorn this year at the MTV Movie Awards, and it is quite a list. Continue Reading
A little over a month from now, MTV will once again hand out their golden popcorn to award a bunch of movie stars for being mainstream enough to make it teen’s radar. The nominations for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards were released earlier today in the form of the following press release from the network: Continue Reading