UPDATED: MTV’s new regime has gone 4-for-4, picking up all four of its scripted pilots to series. The latest to get a series nod is thriller drama pilot Eye Candy, which has received an order for 10 episodes. …
Victoria Justice In ‘Eye Candy’, Madeleine Martin Boards ‘Hemlock Grove’, Troy Garity In HBO Pilot ‘Ballers’
MTV has cast Victoria Justice in the cyber thriller Eye Candy based on RL Stine’s bestselling novel. Justice plays Lindy, a beautiful but reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. Convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, Lindy is targeted by a dangerous cyber stalker and believes one of her suitors to be the culprit. When things take a deadly turn, she teams up with the city’s cyber-crime unit to catch the killer. Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will direct and executive produce the pilot. Justice is coming off her successful Nickelodeon series Victorious which wrapped in 2012. She is repped by UTA.
Prolific Nickelodeon creator Dan Schneider will see both of his hit series for the cable network iCarly and Victorious get off the air after final runs this fall. “Nickelodeon will not be moving forward with production on a fourth season of Victorious following the final season that will premiere this fall,” the network said in a statement. “We are very proud of the show, its very talented cast, and our audience will continue to see many of them in upcoming new Nickelodeon projects.” The news comes on the heels of Nick just ordering two iCarly spinoff pilots from Schneider: Sam & Cat, starring series’ Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, and Gibby toplined by Noah Munck.
Hey guys! If I misspell anything in this post, please forgive me – I’m in the back seat of a car, typing on my phone! Okay, first things first… There is a whole NEW season of Victorious coming your way. We just finished shooting 15 new episodes, and they’re amazing. If you love Victorious, I feel sure you will love the NEW episodes coming! By now, a lot of you have heard that Victorious will not be returning for a 4th season. That is true. This was the network’s decision – not mine.