MTV Orders Two New Scripted Series, Four Reality Shows
Kesha, Bo Burnham
MTV has ordered two new scripted series and four reality shows that would bring the likes of Ke$ha and Bo Burnham to TV, the network announced Friday.
On the scripted side, Underemployed hails from Brothers & Sisters' Craig Wright. The series takes a comedic look at the post-college generation who are just starting their lives and careers in today's economy. The series stars Jared Kusnitz, Inbar Lavi, Michelle Ang, Sarah Habel and Diego Boneta.
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Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous stars comedian and viral video celeb Bo Burnham, who also created the series, as a man who drops out of college and hires a documentary crew to film him in his quest to become famous.
On the reality side, MTV is adapting the film Catfish, which will bring together couples who have only interacted online. Catfish film star Nev Schulman, who is also an executive producer, will act as a guide to the hopeful couples.
WakeBrothers follows pro wakeboarder Philip Soven and his 19-year-old brother Bob as they take sibling rivalry to a new level in competition. Executive producers are Kimberly Cowin and John Ehrhard.
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Wait Till Next Year takes a look at a real-life Bad News Bears high school football team as they attempt to reverse a five-year long losing streak. Craig D'Entrone, Amelia D'Entrone and Sean Travis will executive-produce.
Lastly, Hoods is a new docu-series that shows the real lives of celebrities who attempt to reconnect with their roots. The first episode will feature Ke$ha, who travels back to her hometown of Nashville, Tenn. Shannon Fitzgerald and Tiffany Williams are executive producers.
Which new series sounds most interesting to you?