MTV has ordered a pilot based on the "Scream" franchise, the network announced Thursday.
The cable network revealed its plans to "reinvent" the Kevin Williamson/Wes Craven movies for TV with an official pilot order at its 2013 Upfront Presentation to advertisers on April 25. The potential "Scream" series is being developed with production company Dimension Films, and is currently on the hunt for writers. While Williamson does not appear to be actively involved (he's already behind Fox's successful serial killer drama "The Following"), director Craven is reportedly in talks to helm the pilot.
The proposed one-hour project would aim for a summer 2014 debut if it receives a series pickup, joining the network's other scripted entries, "Teen Wolf" and "Awkward."
MTV also renewed "Snooki And JWOWW" for a third season at the presentation, and added three new unscripted offerings to its slate. Below are the breakdowns for all three, per MTV.
The compelling new one-hour docu-drama “Generation Cryo” explores the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors and are redefining what it means to be a family. The series will document the journey of Breeanna, a 17-year-old only child, who recently logged onto the Donor Sibling Registry, a website dedicated to connecting sperm donor families, and learned that she has at least 15 half-siblings all fathered by a man none of them know. Now, Bree’s on a mission to meet all of her half-brothers and sisters and lead them on a nationwide search to find their biological father.
“Nurse Nation” (working title) is a new docu-series that follows nine twenty-something travel nurses all assigned to work at a new hospital in a brand new city for 13 weeks. Some of them have been doing this for years, while others are on their first tour. Cameras will be there every step of the way as they take on the unique challenges and intense pressures of working in the medical profession as they face life or death decisions every day. But it’s not ‘all work and no play.’ On days off, they take advantage of all that their host city has to offer, meet new people and potential new loves while often trying to keep previous relationships and friendships alive. It’s the ultimate ‘work-hard/play-hard’ lifestyle.
“The Hook Up,” (working title) hosted by Andrew Schulz of MTV2’s popular hit series “Guy Code,” is a dating show that will air as an afternoon strip on MTV. Individuals looking for a match will choose from four potential suitors based on their social media history. With the help of their closest friends, the contestants will try to separate the contenders from the pretenders to see if what you see is really what you get.
Sister network MTV2 announced the premiere date for improv comedy series “Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out," which will air Tuesday, July 9 at 11 p.m. ET. They also picked up “Guy Court” for fall 2013. The half-hour "comedic courtroom series" will see "the laws of manhood ... upheld as some familiar MTV2 faces will determine the guilt or innocence of a variety of cases in accordance with Guy Code."
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