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MTV Greenlights ‘Dumb Girls’ Comedy Pilot

By | Friday July 29, 2011 @ 5:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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MTV is doubling its bet on Lauren Iungerich, creator/executive producer of the network’s new comedy series Awkward, which debuted 10 days ago to solid ratings. MTV has handed a pilot order to another comedy from Iungerich, Dumb Girls. The ensemble project, which will be produced in-house, revolves around a group of twentysomethings who are smart in life but dumb in love. Iungerich is executive producing with her manager at Madhouse Entertainment Robyn Meisinger and former CW head of comedy Kim Fleary who originally developed the project at the broadcast network.

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MTV Picks Up Comedy Pilot About Under- Employed College Grads From Craig Wright

By | Wednesday February 23, 2011 @ 11:55am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: MTV is prepping its next pilot – a single-camera comedy about 5 twentysomethings in Chicago from Dirty Sexy Money creator Craig Wright.

Jared Kusnitz, Michelle Ang, Sarah Habel, Inbar Lavi and Diego Boneta have been cast as  the leads in the project, which revolves around Lou (Kusnitz), Sofia (Ang), Daphne (Habel), Raviva (Lavi) and Miles (Boneta) – talented best pals who were confident that they were about to dazzle the universe with their brilliance on the eve of their college graduation but a year later find themselves going through a series of odd jobs, low-paying gigs, and comical situations – all in an effort to make ends meet. “It is a comedy about the millenial generation’s experience entering young adult life and the workforce in today’s economic climate,” MTV’s head of programming David Janollari said. “It’s about post-college reality versus the amplified expectations… exploring all the firsts from love, family, friends and career in today’s post-Gen X world.”

Wright, an award-winning playwright, has worked on Six Feet Under, Lost and Brothers & Sisters. It was through his stint on Six Read More »

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MTV Greenlights ‘Pants’ Drama Pilot From Universal Cable Prods. & Doug Liman

Nellie Andreeva

MTV has greenlighted for production I Just Want My Pants Back, a drama pilot based on the book by David Rosen, which will be directed by Doug Liman. The project, from Liman and Dave Bartis’ Hypnotic and Universal Cable Prods., marks the first pilot order from an outside network for UCP, which has been ramping up development for unaffiliated cable networks in the past 6 months under SVP Maira Suro. It also falls under a two-year overall deal that Hypnotic has signed with UPC. Read More »

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