Hearing that Awkward had its official Fall return date for the start of the second half of the MTV dramedy's third season seemed like good news at first. And then I remembered how things left off at the mid-season finale, and where things were headed in the trailer we saw for the upcoming episodes, and I'm suddenly not so sure how eager I want to be to see Jenna and Matty's relationship continue to collapse...
Viacom forced The Colbert Show to cancel the appearance on MTV’s sister network, Comedy Central, citing the fact that Daft Punk was scheduled to appear at the MTV Video Music Awards as the big problem. All of this was sort of explained by Stephen Colbert when the group didn’t show up last we, but now that the man has spoken a little further on the matter, it almost seems as if the appearance was rife with problems from the start.
MTV announced on Monday that the cable channel has acquired four new reality shows, and the only buzzwords you really need to keep in mind are virgins, break ups and food competition. Unfortunately, the shows themselves are more than just buzzwords. Let's take them on, one by one.
MTV’s Teen Wolf is currently airing the first half of its third season on the cable network. New episodes are currently set to run through August, but Season 3 has an extended episode order and MTV has plans to air the second half of the season this winter. Thanks to this week’s information-filled Comic Con panel, we now know exactly when Teen Wolf is scheduled to return to MTV in 2014. The show will premiere the latter half of Season 3 on Monday, January 4, 2014.
Say what you will about MTV and their Video Music Awards-- and if you're over the age of 18, you're probably just going to talk about how much better they were when you were young-- but they're still a pretty decent barometer for measuring what's popular in a given year. The nominations for this year's VMAs were announced today
Few TV series capture the true spirit of how awkward and sometimes-funny, sometimes-miserable adolescence can be. Freaks and Geeks did it. The original In Betweeners did it. and MTV's Awkward has been doing it for more than two seasons. Awkward is actually on hiatus partway through its third season, with the second half of Season 3 set to debut this fall.
Because MTV began promoting their adaptation of 80s horror-comedy Teen Wolf a year ahead of its actual debut, starting with a panel at SDCC in 2010, the horror-drama, which bears very little resemblance to the film by which it was inspired, is headed back to Comic Con in San Diego for the fourth time, though it's technically only amidst its third season. MTV announced today that Teen Wolf will be featured in a panel at SDCC.
MTV, VH1, and CMT have come together to offer an alternative holiday for those who are not fans of the outdoors. Just like the good ‘ol days, the three cable stations have plans to return to the roots that made the channels famous and play music for a full 12 hours.
Spoilers if you're not caught up on Awkward! The first half of Awkward's third season went by way too fast, and now we're left hanging on a major arc between Jenna and a certain intellectually stimulating individual who's driving a wedge between her and Matty. Unacceptable.
Catfish: The TV Show follows Nev Schulman and filmmaker Max Joseph as they travel around the country, seeking to help couples who have online relationships to meet in real life. Sometimes both members of the couple are exactly who they say they are, but other times, hidden identities may be uncovered that help to tear couples apart. In the Season 2 trailer for the drama, we see a woman who has never meet her fiancé, Steven, and a man who has given thousands of dollars to a partner he has never met.
In just a matter of weeks, MTV will bring their popular supernatural drama series Teen Wolf back for its third season. The series' venture further and further away from its source material hasn't exactly been gradual, but never has the drama looked more like a horror than in the latest trailer, which gives us a look at Season 3 and what young Scott is up against. A pack of alphas!
Joining MTV's growing list of scripted series is Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous, a comedy from Dan Lagana and series star Bo Burnham. The series premieres Thursday night and stars Burnham as fresh-out-of-high school teen who's decided to forgo college in exchange for pursuing a life of fame and fortune. As you can see in the video above, that includes hiring a camera crew to follow him around.
Few franchises have more lasting power than a great horror series. For some reason, the genre just happens to lend itself really well for reboots, to varying degrees of quality, of course. Where will Scream fall among the ranks of reboots and sequels? After a (relatively) recent fourth installment to the film franchise, which brought star Neve Cambell back to the role of Sidney Prescott in 2011, MTV is looking to move forward with a TV version. The network once better associated with music, has given the green light to a one-hour pilot that will reinvent the horror-comedy Scream for the small screen.
Following the sudden death of star Shain Gandee last week, MTV promptly canceled production on the second season of Buckwild, a "redneck Jersey Shore" reality show that featured yet another group of young people behaving badly in front of the camera. Gandee's death had no apparent connection to the show and was deemed an off-loading accident, but MTV knew they couldn't continue shoving the cameras in these kids faces as they handled a real tragedy… and now they've made the prudent decision to stop doing it entirely
Buckwild, a raucous backwoods alternative to The Jersey Shore, has run into real-life tragedy thanks to the unexpected death of one of its stars, 21-year-old Shain Gandee. While shows like this are pretty much tailor made for their cast to run into trouble, death is on a whole other plane, and understandably, MTV has decided they need to step back before figuring out how to keep the show going, if at all.