TCA: MTV Sets Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series; MTV2 Unveils 2014 Slate

By | Friday January 10, 2014 @ 11:47am PST

TCADeadline__140109155905__140109183154The fourth season of MTV‘s Awkward returns with a special one-hour episode at 10 PM on April 15. Season 4 picks up with even more complications for Jenna as senior, including more boy trouble, drama with her friends, a new girl in town who has eyes formtv1 Matty and even some cat fishing. New coming-of-age comedy series Faking It from Carter Covington premieres April 22 at 10:30 PM. It’s slated to air globally on MTV’s channels around the world beginning with its U.S. debut on April 22. Each episode of “Faking It” will air across MTV’s international channels beginning in June. New reality series House Of Food debuts at 10 PM on March 31 and will air across MTV’s international channels beginning in May. MTV also announced today at TCA that the second half of Teen Wolf season three returned as Monday’s No. 1 original cable series. The most watched telecast in the series’ history, the episode drew in a record 2.43 million total viewers.

mtv2logoMTV2 unveiled its 2014 slate today with new series Jobs That Don’t Suck slated for an April premiere following the return of Guy Code. MTV2′s highest-rated series ever, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out,” will return with an all-new season this summer. In addition, Ain’t That America With Lil Duval and Charlamagne And Friends will kick off their new seasons on January 15. Click over for MTV2′s 2014 slate with descriptions: Read More »

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MTV’s ‘Awkward’ Gets Back 10 Order For Season 4

By | Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 10:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Season 4 of MTV‘s flagship comedy Awkward has not even started production yet but the network has already ordered 10 more episodes, bringing the fourth season of the show to 20 episodes. This marks the first … Read More »

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WGNA’s ‘Salem’ Adds Elise Eberle, MTV’s ‘Awkward’ Ups Greer Grammer To Regular

By | Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 7:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Elise Eberle (Tiger Eyes) has been cast as a regular in WGN America’s drama series Salem. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, it explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and … Read More »

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MTV’s ‘Awkward’ Renewed For Season 4 With Chris Alberghini & Mike Chessler As New Showrunners

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: MTV is proceeding with a fourth season of its flagship comedy series Awkward after locking in Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler as new showrunners. They replace Awkward creator/executive producer/showrunner Lauren Iungerich who left the Read More »

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‘Awkward’ Creator Lauren Iungerich To Depart After Season 3, MTV Looking For New Showrunner

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Awkward creator/executive producer/showrunner Lauren Iungerich will be leaving the flagship MTV comedy series when it wraps production on Season 3 tomorrow. The network characterized the parting of the ways as mutual. “Awkward is a wonderful series and we … Read More »

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‘Awkward’ Slightly Up In Return For Opener High, ‘Deadliest Catch’ Premiere Solid

By | Wednesday April 17, 2013 @ 3:29pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The season three premiere of MTV’s comedy Awkward last night garnered a 2.3 P12-34 rating for each of the two back-to-back episodes. That was up 5% from the show’s season two premiere and up 35% from … Read More »

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MTV Sets ‘Awkward’ Return, Female Comedy Block

By | Monday March 18, 2013 @ 12:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The expanded 20-episode third season of MTV‘s Awkward will launch on Tuesday, April 16, at 10 PM with an hour-long premiere (trailer below). The following week, Awkward will be joined by new series Girl Code, a spinoff of MTV2′s Guy Code, which will air in the … Read More »

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MTV’s ‘Awkward’ Renewed For Third Season With 20-Episode Order

By | Wednesday July 25, 2012 @ 10:17am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

MTV has picked up of a third season of Lauren Iungerich’s comedy series Awkward, upping the order size to 20 episode from 12 for the first two seasons. Awkward draws 1.8 million total viewers on Thursday night. In … Read More »

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MTV’s ‘Awkward’ Up In Second Season Premiere, ‘Snooki & JWoww’ Slips In Week 2

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 2:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The season two premiere of MTV’s comedy series Awkward in an upgraded 10:30 PM time slot drew 2.2 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among people P12-34 last night. That was up 29% in both total viewers and … Read More »

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MTV Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Snooki & JWoww’, ‘Teen Wolf’ And ‘Awkward’

By | Thursday April 26, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

At its upfront presentation today, MTV announced premiere dates for returning series Teen Wolf and Awkward and the upcoming Jersey Shore spinoff Snooki & JWoww (tralier below). Just like its series premiere last year, the second season of Teen WolfRead More »

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Christine Evangelista, ‘OLTL’s Josh Kelly Among Leads Of MTV Pilot ‘Dumb Girls’

By | Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 7:12am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Christine Evangelista (The Joneses), Xosha Roquemore, Josh Kelly (One Live To Live) and Nico Evers Swindell (Prince William in William & Kate) have been cast as the leads of MTV’s comedy pilot Dumb Girls, from Awkward creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich. The ensemble project, which will be produced in-house, revolves around a group of twentysomethings. It centers on Michelle (Evangelista), who is uber-competent at her job but foolish when it comes to guys. Supported by her stalwart friends — Alex (Xosha), Danny (Josh Kelly), who admits her likes her more than a friend, and Ian (Swindell) — she mounts a plan to get the guy she likes. Iungerich is executive producing the pilot, which starts production next month, with Robyn Meisinger and Kim Fleary. Kelly, repped by Talenworks and Thruline, is a regular on One Life to Live and has not been approached yet about continuing on the show when it moves online, though that is considered likely. Evangelista is with Buchwald/Fortitude and MJ Management, Swindell is with Buchwald/Fortitude and Authentic, and Roquemore is with Principal Entertainment and SDB Partners. Read More »

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MTV Renews Comedy Series ‘Awkward’ For Second Season

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 5:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

MTV has renewed freshman teen comedy Awkward for a second season. The news comes on the heels of the series, created and executive produced by Lauren Iungerich, hitting a series high 2.0 rating in persons 12-34 last week, up a whopping 21% from the week before. “The show is really resonating with our young audiences,” said MTV programming head David Janollari. “What I like about the show is that it first and foremost is a comedy but it’s also not afraid to be honest and emotional. It’s all about the voice of Jenna that Lauren Iungerich so brilliantly created, and with Ashley Rickards, we have an immensely watchable TV star who gives Jenna all the depth and humor and pathos and sympathy we’re looking for in a TV star”. Awkward is less than a month into its first-season run, with seven more episodes left to air. Season 2 will debut in 2012. In addition to Awkward, Iungerich is also shepherding a comedy pilot for MTV, the recently picked up Dumb Girls. This is the second scripted MTV series to be renewed this summer, following the recent pickup of Teen Wolf for a second season. Meanwhile, Skins and The Hard Times Of RJ Berger have been canceled after one and two seasons, respectively. Read More »

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