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.
We don’t know a ton about Season 4 of the teen drama, but executive producer Jeff Davis did explain the scheduling for the show moving forward. MTV has Teen Wolf’s fourth season hitting the schedule in 2014, but since the show already has episodes scheduled for 2014, it might seem like there is a redundancy somewhere. However, like AMC’s Breaking Bad and Mad Men, MTV actually announced a lengthy episode order for Teen Wolf during Season 3. While the first part of Season 3 has aired, the second part of the season isn’t expected to hit the schedule until January 6, 2014.
Unlike Season 3, Season 4 has only been given an order of 12 episodes, rather than the extended 24 we’ll end up seeing for Season 3. Typically, Teen Wolf airs during the summer, so if I had to guess, I’d say that might be when we see Season 4. However, scheduling for the drama is going to be weird over the next year, and I wouldn’t be shocked if MTV opted to make the series a fall drama. It might even depend on how the Teen Wolf midseason premiere fares against network programming. According to EW, the first half of the third season has averaged 2.5 million total viewers and a much more impressive 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic so far. I’m sure MTV is looking to repeat that success with Season 3.5 and 4.
Additionally, the network is taking another cue from AMC and will begin airing a brand new talk show called Wolf Watch after each new episode of Teen Wolf. That program will feature Teen Wolf Season 1 star Jill Wagner as the host. Each week, the talk program will look at what is going on in the drama and will talk about various aspects of the recent episodes. Additionally, stars like Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien are also expected to pop up in Wolf Watch and give fans some behind-the-scenes information. If the show is anything like Talking Bad and Talking Dead, MTV will also likely use the show to plug awesome products related to the series (like this).
Teen Wolf has kind of been a game changer for MTV. It’s a fun, fantastical program and it has proven that MTV can create successful live action, scripted dramas. The network also has done well with Awkward, but Teen Wolf remains its tentpole drama. If you would like to give the show a shot, you can check out the show when it returns to the schedule on January 6 at 10 p.m. ET.
Additionally, you can catch the Season 3 Part 2 promo, below.