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Supernatural Spin-Off Casts Vampire Diaries, Skins Alums

Nathaniel Buzolic, Lucien Laviscount

The upcoming Supernatural spin-off Tribes has cast its first two series regulars, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Ask Matt: Major Crimes, Covert Affairs, MTV's Inbetweeners and More

Mary McDonnell

Question: Let's play armchair programmer. While I am enjoying Major Crimes, it does feel a bit like we're just waiting for Brenda Leigh to show. Do you think they could have benefited from holding Major Crimes until the traditional December run of The Closer to let us get a little distance? Or is it purely a creative question? Major Crimes looks just like The Closer. Could the show benefit from some slight visual tweaks? Perhaps a slightly different opening sequence? — Steven read more

Ask Matt: Teen Wolf and Awkward, Political Animals, Damages, Emmys and More

Political Animals

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I was wondering if you have found time to tune in or catch up on MTV's teen supernatural drama Teen Wolf or the comedy Awkward. I have been back watching both again recently and am officially hooked. With Teen Wolf being picked up for a 24-episode season next year [and Awkward for 20] and the laundry list of new scripted dramas on the horizon, what do you think of MTV scripted shows and are they in it for the long haul? — Sharday

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MTV's Teen Wolf Back for Second Season

Teen Wolf

MTV has renewed Teen Wolf for a second season, the network announced Wednesday. The hourlong drama will return with 12 new episodes in 2012.

"We're incredibly proud of this show. Executive producer Jeff Davis has brought an exciting, cinematic story to life with a... read more

MTV Axes Controversial Teen Drama Skins

Skins

MTV has canceled racy teen drama series Skins after just one season, Deadline reports.

An adaptation of the popular, award-winning British drama — now in its fifth season in the U.K. — Skins stirred up lots of controversy when it premiered in January. Although the series premiered to... read more

MTV Orders Adaptation of Brit Comedy Inbetweeners, Four New Reality Shows

The Inbetweeners

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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Ratings: With Sheen in Rehab, Men Still Strong; Real Housewives of Atlanta Sets Record

Charlie Sheen

While CBS is making contingency plans because Charlie Sheen's in rehab, a rerun of Two and a Half Men pulled in 11.2 million viewers, more than any Monday prime-time show. Last week, another rerun had 11.4 million people watching, according to Nielsen figures.

Meanwhile, Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta showed up all other editions of Housewives in Sunday's season finale, which became the most-watched episode in the franchise's history.

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VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Zuckerberg Finally Meet on Saturday Night Live

Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg

Days after receiving his first Oscar nomination for his performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg finally met the man behind status updates and poking on Saturday Night Live.

During the opening monologue, Eisenberg was interrupted by Andy Samberg's impression of Zuckerberg and the two compared tips on how to play the part. "I speak in short-clipped sentences and keep my head very still," Eisenberg said. Samberg said: "I wear this sweatshirt and then I say, 'I'm Mark Zuckerberg.'"

The real Zuckerberg soon crashed the party ("awk-berg" as Samberg put it). When Eisenberg asked if he had ever... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Southland

Much of the TV landscape is, and has always been, devoted to comfort-food formula. Some of us, though, live for those moments when a show breaks formula and delivers the unexpected. This week gave us some excellent examples of that in the most popular formula of the moment: the crime/police drama.

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First, TNT's Southland, which really doesn't qualify as a conventional police procedural, its cases often taking a back seat to the personal day-in-the-worklife dramas that unfold with gritty, muted realism. Even so, it was a jolt to witness the death of a major character (Kevin Alejandro's quietly competent Nate Moretta) unfold in the manner of a matter-of-fact nightmare...

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Skins' Ratings Plummet, Oprah Soars

Skins

Did the Parents Television Council uproar topple Skins?

MTV's racy teen drama drew 1.6 million viewers in its second airing Monday — a staggering 52 percent drop in viewership from the 3.3 million viewers who tuned in for its debut a week before.

Skins creator on U.S. controversy: "Sometimes the truth can be painful"

The American remake of the U.K. hit, which features frank depictions of teen sex and drug use, drew controversy almost immediately after... read more

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