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MTV on Thursday announced its roster of new summer and fall shows, which will include a mix of reality, competition, music and issue-oriented series. The net's biggest celeb pairing of the season may be with Curtis "
" Jackson for an
type of combo, where 16 contestants compete for a scholarship to a graduate or undergraduate business program - ostensibly so that they can become a mega-mogul like 50.
The Untitled 50 Cent Project
, however, is just one of several newbies hitting MTV airwaves in the months to come. The others include:
A reality series following the paths of music artists Shwayze (apparently self-described as "the only black kid in Malibu") and his BFF, Cisco Adler. Sounds like:
Making the Band
. Need we say more?
A half-hour, doc-style scripted comedy about celebrity worship, from the perspective of an assistant to a rising Hollywood starlet. Sounds like:
The Devil Wears Prada
producers team up with MTV to find the next big thing. Only catch? Everyone has a momager. Sounds like:
I Know My Kid's a Star
Up-and-coming skater William Spencer and his crazy crew of friends hang out, bust big airs and try to make rent. Cool rumor: Spence and his big airs were discovered on YouTube. Sounds like:
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
without wealthy parents and huge sponsors.
16 and Pregnant:
Sounds like a self-explanatory, single-issue
- Anna Dimond
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