BEVERLY HILLS, CA (August 3, 2012)—The much-anticipated premiere date for season six of “Jersey Shore,” along with the premiere dates for new and returning series, and season two renewals for “Snooki & JWOWW” and “Money From Strangers,” were among the announcements today by David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming, during the network’s presentation at the Summer 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour. MTV also unveiled an all-new clip from the upcoming comedy “The Inbetweeners,” set to debut on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, check it out HERE.
“MTV has been a beacon for each young generation throughout its history, and this Millennial generation is no different. Our distinctive blend of reality and scripted shows gives voice to the excitement and possibilities that frame their everyday lives,” said Janollari. “We strive to reflect their hopes, dreams and struggles, with a mix of humor, authentic voices and engaging stories that you can’t find anywhere else on TV.”
"Whether it’s the outrageous and ever-evolving characters on 'Jersey Shore,’ the comedic antics of 'Snooki & JWoww,' or the emotional and surprising relationship revelations on our new series 'Catfish,' we strive to provide our audience with a diverse slate of innovative programming that provokes and entertains in unexpected ways,” added Chris Linn, EVP of Programming and Head of Production, MTV.
MTV claims six of the top fifteen cable series this year among P12-34, tripling the amount of its nearest competitor. Reality series are incredibly strong, with the network boasting five of the top ten cable reality series so far this year, with "Jersey Shore" ruling at #1, followed by "Teen Mom 2," "Teen Mom," "Snooki & JWOWW," and "The Challenge." On the scripted front, "Teen Wolf" and "Awkward" rank among the top ten scripted series across cable.
“Jersdays” are back with the premiere of season six of “Jersey Shore” on Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The new scripted comedic drama series “Underemployed” from Emmy-nominated creator Craig Wright will debut on Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. New docu-series “Catfish: The TV Show,” based on the critically-acclaimed Sundance film, will premiere on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m., followed by the return of “World of Jenks” at 11:00 p.m., featuring Andrew Jenks, the documentarian of his generation.
In addition, the network announced season two pick-ups for TV’s zaniest BFF’s, “Snooki and JWOWW,” who will continue to try to live their lives to the fullest while balancing adulthood and the unexpected surprise of parenthood, as well as “Money From Strangers,” which features host Jeff Dye, bringing even more hidden camera hijinks and comedy back for a second season.
Click HERE for an all-new clip of the new scripted comedy “The Inbetweeners,” which takes a comedic look at a group of teenagers navigating high school in the “inbetween.” The boys are neither part of the in-crowd nor dangling on the bottom rung of popularity, yet they take one step forward and three steps back every time they make a run at manhood. Based on the critically acclaimed award-winning British series, “The Inbetweeners” was adapted for the U.S. by Brad Copeland (“Arrested Development,” “My Name is Earl”). The pilot was directed by indie filmmaker-writer-director Taika Waititi (“Flight of the Conchords”). The series premieres Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m., following the return of Rob Dyrdek’s hit series “Ridiculousness” earlier that night on MTV at 10:00 p.m.
MTV presented panels for the following new series during the Television Critics Association Summer 2012 Press Tour:
Premiere Date: Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Genre: Half-hour Scripted Comedy Series
MTV is bringing viewers a summer full of “inbetweeners” - that is, not nerds or jocks, but kids who are smack in the middle of the high school social ladder - with the premiere of the new scripted comedy series “The Inbetweeners” on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Following in the vein of established scripted hits on the network such as “Teen Wolf” and “Awkward,” “The Inbetweeners” takes a comedic look at a group of teenagers navigating high school and charging into adulthood the way everyone does…by taking one step forward and three steps back. Whether humiliating themselves in an effort to impress the girl of their dreams, or mercilessly mocking their friend for driving a bright yellow clunker with a cassette player and one blue door, get ready to embrace the “inbetween.” “The Inbetweeners” is based on the critically acclaimed award-winning British series, and was adapted for the U.S. by Brad Copeland (“Arrested Development,” “My Name is Earl”). The pilot was directed by indie filmmaker-writer-director Taika Waititi (“Flight of the Conchords”).
For more information, go to "The Inbetweeners" show page.
“Catfish: The TV Show”
Premiere Date: Monday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Genre: Reality Docu-Series
MTV’s new docu-series “Catfish: The TV Show,” based on the critically-acclaimed documentary film “Catfish,” will focus on couples who have fallen in love online but have never met face-to-face. The series will follow filmmakers Yaniv “Nev” Schulman and Max Joseph on their quest around the country to tell the stories of these hopeful romantic partners. Each of the 12 hour-long episodes will be an emotional voyage to discover the truth about his or her significant other, with the journeys filled with mystery, surprises, and sometimes even shocking revelations.
For more information, go to the "Catfish: The TV Show" show page.
Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Genre: One-hour Scripted Drama/Comedy Series
From Emmy-nominated producer Craig Wright (“Dirty Sexy Money,” “Six Feet Under”), MTV’s new scripted comedic drama “Underemployed” follows a group a five friends—Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles—all filled with lofty goals, romantic dreams and hopefulness for complete world domination on their road to adulthood. But what happens when things don’t go exactly according to plan? “Underemployed” picks up one year after their college graduation when reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through the major life changes young twentysomethings know all too well, including dead-end jobs, terrible bosses and romantic mistakes. This group of old friends becomes a new family as they go through all the highs and lows in their newfound adult lives and prove together that if life is about living, none of them are underemployed.
For more information, go to the "Underemployed" show page.
Premiere Date: Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
Genre: Comedic Reality Series
Sibling Rivalry can be rough...and in the case of wakeboarding pros Phil and Bob Soven, well, it's sibling rivalry on steroids. 23-year-old Phil Soven is at the top of his game, and is the number one pro wake boarder in the world. That means lots of cash and celebrity status. But now Phil’s place in the universe is being threatened by Bob, his 20-year-old brother. Phil and Bob are always ready to compete for who is better, faster, smarter or has more game with the ladies. They turn life into a giant game. Of course, wakeboarding is always first...but living large is a close second.
For more information, go to the "WakeBrothers" show page.
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