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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner. The spectacle is set to hit the schedule on August 24, and with that in mind, the pesky advocates on the Parents Television Councile have petitioned for less hanky panky this year. Only, the PTC would never use such language as hanky panky. Instead, they’ve asked MTV to avoid any sort of "public relations kerfuffle."
MTV’s Scream TV project has been really on the ball over the past several weeks, hiring a slew of young faces to play key roles. Although a good chunk of the show’s casting news has been recent, on Friday it leaked that the lineup will actually be changing.
When Wes Craven’s Scream first twisted up theaters back in 1996, it largely turned actors like Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy and Matthew Lillard into (temporary) household names. MTV has rounded up a similarly big cast of relatively unknown attractive people for their upcoming Scream pilot,
Jeong has been given his own MTV pilot, suitably titled Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. (Understandably, this wouldn’t be the title if he weren’t involved.) Can he do “coming of age” comedy, or is he only good at delivering borderline offensive material with all or part of his ass sticking out?
Remember MTV’s Buckwild? It was supposed to be the heir apparent to Jersey Shore, a steamy West Virginia mess about hard drinking and hooking up, but executives decided to pull the plug after several arrests and a cast member death.
About as relevant to the gay lifestyle as Modern Family is, Faking It shoots for the stars, but only hits a bunch of brightly colored rainbows on “Vote for Me” posters. Maybe this is how high school goes now, and I’m just a half-generation too early to understand.
Things are about to get seriously Awkward. on MTV tonight as the cable channel's comedy returns for the first part of its fourth season. MTV released an extended preview for Season 4, which teases the start of Jenna Hamilton's senior year.
As you guys all know, the first rule of Scream Franchise is you don’t talk about…Wait, that’s something else. I’m pretty sure Scream’s first rule pertained more to not having sex or doing drugs, lest a vicious murderer serve up a vicious penance for those sins. We’re expecting a pronounced lack of hardcore sex and drugs when the Scream TV series makes its debut on MTV, but there’s a silver lining, as director Wes Craven is returning to his co-creation to direct the pilot episode!
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, it’s all well and good until it’s not, meaning: sometimes you need a break from your family! Or in the very least, some sort of inanimate object you can all gather ‘round 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-changin’. MTV’s Real World has added an ex-plosive element this season — namely the addition of ex-girlfriends and boyfriends of its seven strangers — and the results are… 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 I’ve been questioning whether or not binge-watching certain TV shows via Netflix or On Demand is ruining me for regular TV viewing. It’s much easier to get engrossed in a “new” TV show when watching episode after episode on Netflix, isn’t 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, it’s 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.