MTV Orders Adaptation of Brit Comedy Inbetweeners, Four New Reality Shows
Just two months after debuting the controversial teen drama Skins, MTV is once again green-lighting an adaptation of another popular British show, The Inbetweeners, along with four other new shows, EW reports.
Inbetweeners follows the exploits of four friends as they grow from their late teens into adults. MTV has ordered 12 episodes, which will likely premiere in 2012. Brad Copeland, Aaron Kaplan and original series creators Damon Beesly and Iain Morris will executive produce.
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The other new shows include: Savage U, a sex advice show hosted by columnist Dan Savage; FriendZone (from the producers of Jersey Shore), in which a friend helps another to prepare for a blind date only to discover that the date is for the two of them; The Substitute, about a substitute teacher who ambushes students with a surprise classroom game show; and Money From Strangers, a game show in which comedians urge contestants to play pranks on strangers.
MTV's upcoming lineup also includes Teen Wolf, This Is Awkward, I Just Want My Pants Back, the animated series Good Vibes and the much ballyhooed return of Beavis and Butthead.
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The fate of Skins has not yet been decided. The show drew 3.26 million viewers in its January premiere, but that number plummeted to 1.2 million viewers for its March finale. In addition, a number of sponsors dropped out as a result of the series' frank and controversial depiction of underage kids having sex and using drugs.