Fatawesome duo Justin Parker and Jimmy Craig snagged 18.5M views with their 2012 comedy short Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend, which envisioned in sweetly humorous gags how friends would act if they were animals. Two years and many more comedy videos later the two are set to star in and executive produce their own untitled half-hour sketch comedy pilot, which MTV2 has ordered. Ryan Ling and PJ Morrison, who are executive producers on the network’s Guy Code, will also EP with showrunner Morrison directing the pilot episode.
Boston-based Parker and Craig developed the project with Ling and brought it to MTV’s SVP of Production and Development Paul Ricci. Fatawesome were discovered by comedy writers Evan and Shea Mirzai, who negotiated their deal with attorney Chad Christopher at SMGSB. Ling is repped by ICM and Converge. PJ Morrison is repped at Converge. FATAWESOME is repped by SMGSB. The Mirzais are repped at Paradigm, Principato Young Entertainment and SMGSB.
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The 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 for 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.
MTV2 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 »
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out was the highest-rated series in MTV2 history this past season, averaging 1.1 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating in persons 12-34 in its return to TV. It and its Tuesday night counterpart Ain’t That America With Lil Duval will now return for new seasons in 2014, MTV said today. The two shows helped fuel the network’s most-watched year ever in the demo. The new incarnation of improv show Wild ‘N Out, which originally aired on MTV from 2005-2007, premiered strongly on MTV2 in July, with lead-out viral-video show Ain’t That America debuting as the network’s second-highest-rated show behind it. Up next for MTV2 is the November 6 launch of original series Guy Court, from the creator and producers of MTV’s Girl Code and MTV2’s Guy Code.
Production is underway on an untitled six-part special that will air in first quarter 2013. It centers on Mac Miller and his four best friends as they leave their hometown of Pittsburgh and set up shop for the first time in Los Angeles to put the finishing touches on Miller’s new album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Read More »
Nick Cannon is coming back to MTV with more Wild’N Out for the first time in five years. MTV2 announced today that the improv comedy competition show will return to the air in 2013. The America’s Got Talent host created, produced and hosted Wild’N Out on MTV from 2005-2007. Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and SNL’s Taran Killiam were on the teams that went head-to-head in sketches on the original run of the show. Candida Boyette Clemons and Paul Ricci will serve as MTV2’s executive producers for the new Nick Cannon Present’s Wild ‘N Out. Cannon and Michael Goldman will executive produce for NCredible Entertainment. Cannon is repped by ICM Partners.
Guy Code closed out its sophomore run as the highest-rated original series in MTV2′s history, up 21% over season one in the key 12-34 demo. The third season will premiere in January 2013. MTV2 also will air three one-hour compilation specials. Hooking Up premieres October 2 at 11 PM, Going Out debuts October 9 at 11 PM and Manscaping airs October 16 at 11 PM.
EXCLUSIVE: MTV2, MTV’s sibling network, is moving ahead with Numbnuts, a new reality program from Fear Factor executive producer David A. Hurwitz. Described as a “high-octane, hilarious, adrenaline-fueled stunt competition game-show series,” Numbnuts will premiere this Friday at 10 PM, immediately following the seventh-season seven premiere of the Bellator Fighting Championships. Hosted by Jeff Dye (Last Comic Standing), Numbnuts pits Internet contestants’ stunt mishaps against three web-celebrity Stunt Masters — Crazy Mike, The Horse and Victor Lopez — as the teams battle it out to see who can better perform steroid-injected versions of the stunts.
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MTV’s sibling MTV2 network has greenlighted a reboot of veteran game show Hollywood Squares. Titled Hip Hop Squares, the new show will premiere May 22 and star Nick Cannon; Jackass‘ Bam Margera; Kat Graham; DJ Khaled; rappers Fat Joe, Biz Markie, Ghostface Killah, Mac Miller and MGK; and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ LaMarr Woodley, among others. Radio DJ Peter Rosenberg will host, Nicole Lyn as DJ. “The show will refresh an iconic format and create a fun, dynamic series that’s unpredictable, heavy on personality and much more ‘party’ than ‘game show’,” said Paul Ricci, Head of Programming for MTV2. Hip Hop Squares is under license from CBS Television Distribution, which owns rights to the original.