When I was a kid, Disney aired a TV movie called Student Exchange about two high school outcasts who reinvent themselves as foreign exchange students and suddenly become cool. It's amazing what a tanning bed, some new accents and a bit of Euro-fashion will do for a kid in the 80s. Watching the trailer for MTV's Faking It prompted a quick flashback of the guilty pleasure TV movie from my youth.
When it comes to the holiday spirit, itís all well and good until itís not, meaning: sometimes you need a break from your family! Or in the very least, some sort of inanimate object you can all gather Ďround and stare at in silence while the heady goodness that is a Christmas morning food coma sets in. And while the Yule Log is all well and good for some, it is but one option in a sea of many, and doesn't necessarily work for everyone. But fear not, for the answer to your "what to watch on Christmas Day" quandary is here!
A new promo is out for one of the longest-running reality shows on television and, man, times, they are a-changiní. MTVís Real World has added an ex-plosive element this season ó namely the addition of ex-girlfriends and boyfriends of its seven strangers ó and the results areÖ well, outrageous. Hello modernity, goodbye sanity: this new breed of Real World has grown up to reveal itself as a cathouse of crazy and emotional exploitation. In other words: ratings! Read it and weep, my friends.
Just for a little perspective, it seems necessary to acknowledge that The Real World is now, as of this year, old enough to drink. At 21 years of age, the show is so old that the people who are presently of age to be on the show probably have no memory of what it was like when it was in its earlier, arguably better years.
Lately Iíve been questioning whether or not binge-watching certain TV shows via Netflix or On Demand is ruining me for regular TV viewing. Itís much easier to get engrossed in a ďnewĒ TV show when watching episode after episode on Netflix, isnít it? Binge-watching allows us to become a fan of a series in a matter of hours, as opposed to a matter of weeks or months, which is how long it takes when watching one episode at a time as they air on TV.
Comic-Con is frequently a time to get fans pumped up about TV premieres as well as share some big news. With that in mind, itís no surprise that Teen Wolf kicked off its New York Comic-Con panel with a bang, announcing that the hit drama will return to the schedule for Season 4. Additionally, a brand new after show called Wolf Watch will also air on MTV next year.
Miley had fun. Children who are 14 years old really ought to be able to handle women in bikinis and even condom commercials-- nearly a quarter of them actually need them. Nobody was scarred by this, and Miley Cyrus will probably, in the end, turn out fine. If she can learn to put her tongue back in her mouth once in a while, I think we're all gonna be OK.
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 MTVís 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 didnít 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.
MTVís 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 weekís 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 Ďol 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.