The four unscripted series are set to debut in 2014. They include two prime time weekly series with Untitled Virgins Project, a docu-series following the lives of young adults as they navigate the world of relationships and sexual pressures all while sharing one major thing in common: virginity; and MTV’s House Of Food (working title) featuring young aspiring chefs living under one roof while competing in a variety of cooking competitions for a chance to win a career-launching apprenticeship. Ted Iredell and Perry Dance (The Ted & Perry Co) are executive producers of House Of Food. Additionally, MTV has greenlit two new afternoon series, Snackdown (working title), from Rob Dyrdek. It is a new cooking competition show, challenging young cooks to unleash their imaginations on your standard “munchies fare” and elevate them to a fully baked art-form; and The Ex And The Why a 30-minute daytime strip from Jersey Shore executive producer SallyAnn Salsano where young adults who have unresolved issues from past relationships are given the chance to make amends. “We’ve got a pretty explosive line-up with this new slate of shows – virgins, food and exes – all part of the millennial palate,” MTV President of Programming Susanne Daniels said. Also today, MTV renewed its flagship comedy series Awkward for a fourth season. Below are the new show descriptions and credits:
Untitled Virgins Project – This series follows the lives of young adults trying to maneuver the often tricky world of virginity which includes messy love lives, awkward parental sex talks, sexually active friends, and the pressure to give in to their temptations — all of which can make for a very tumultuous journey. Throughout each episode of this hour-long weekly show, MTV will explore the stories of different v-card-carrying cast members across the country, all dealing with the overwhelming question of keeping their virginity… or losing it. The series will be supported with informational resources from MTV’s Emmy and Peabody-winning “It’s Your (Sex) Life” campaign, which empowers young people to make better decisions about their sexual health.
MTV’s House Of Food – In this drama-infused take on food TV, a group of young aspiring chefs with no formal culinary training are put to the ultimate challenge. MTV’s House Of Food (working title) is a one hour, weekly docu-series that combines the exciting real-life competitive elements of culinary school, with the dramatic setting of a house reality show. The cast has been chosen for their passion for cooking and food culture, and their backgrounds are as varied as their personalities. With three of the country’s best chefs as their teachers and the gastronomically diverse city of Los Angeles as their classroom, this determined group will live together and learn together but only one will win an apprenticeship of a lifetime.
T Group Productions
Snackdown — From the mind of Rob Dyrdek comes a new cooking competition show, which takes mundane munchies and elevates it to a fully baked art-form! Snackdown (working title) is a half hour strip, cooking competition show where a group of amateur chefs battle it out in an array of “snack” inspired challenges. Host Eddie Huang brings his culinary skills and snack-expertise to help guide our contestants through these unique challenges. Then it’s up to our three judges to decide each amateur chef’s fate. The panel consists of supermodel and foodie fanatic Chrissy Teigen, master chef Jason Quinn, and a third judge TBA. The contestants are all vying for a cash prize, their recipe published in the Snackdown cookbook, and the coveted golden spork necklace!
Broken Road Productions
The Ex And The Why – All too often relationships end with unanswered questions and hurt feelings. In every episode of this half hour strip, someone gets the opportunity to finally get closure and just maybe a second chance at happiness and love. Each brokenhearted participant will walk us through the ups and downs of their failed relationship while our producers lure their ex into a surprise meeting. When all is finally revealed, will the exes get their lingering questions answered? And is there a chance to rekindle their relationship?
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