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MTV's 'Scream' gets full series order

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Finally, Teen Wolf has a scary friend.

MTV has handed a full series order to its TV adaptation of Scream, the 1996 slasher film and subsequent box office-busting horror franchise. The series will premiere in October 2015 with 10 episodes.

The co-production with Dimension TV was announced way back in May 2013 with the original announcement of a pilot order with Ravenswood writer Jill Blotevogel running the show and Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds) penning the pilot script. The series found its cast and director (Faking It’s Jamie Travis) in August. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce alongside Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.

The high school-set series will follow a slew of not-yet-slain students: shy popular girl Emma (Willa Fitzgerald), artsy loner Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus), computer geek Noah (John Karna), all-American athlete Will (Connor Weil), ferocious socialite Brooke (Carlson Young), and mysterious new kid Kieran (Amadeus Serafini). The show also stars Joel Gretsch as Sheriff Clark Hudson (Kieran’s father) and Tracy Middendorf as Maggie.

The horror drama seems a likely pair for MTV’s gargantuan supernatural hit Teen Wolf, which up until now has had free reign of the network’s teen horror genre. The series’ fifth season would serve as a strong lead-in for the similarly spooky Scream.

There is more horror to be had on TV, though; in related news, American Horror Story co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk recently announced a new anthology series on Fox titled Scream Queens, which will debut in fall 2015 and follow a college campus rocked by murders (in the first season). Murphy stated that he and Falchuk “hope to create a whole new genre—comedy-horror,” but original Scream creators Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven may agree to disagree about whether that genre’s already been duly created by the slasher franchise, which is as darkly funny as it is frightening (and, in the case of Drew Barrymore, gross).

MTV to premiere documentary series focusing on millennial veterans

MTV announced the premiere of a new veteran documentary series, MTV’s Got Your 6, which will focus on young soldiers and Marines coming home from active duty. READ FULL STORY

MTV orders 10 episodes of 'Faking It' for season 2B

Good news for Karmy shippers.

MTV has ordered an additional 10 episodes of its boundary-shattering romantic comedy Faking It, which follows two best friends who pretend to be lesbians in order to gain popularity until real feelings get in the way of the charade.

The handful of episodes will act as the season 2B when it returns next year. The series stars Katie Stevens, Rita Volk, Gregg Sulkin, Michael Willett, and Bailey De Young, whose character was revealed to be intersex in the second-season premiere. READ FULL STORY

'OITNB' star Laverne Cox brings the drama on MTV's 'Faking It'

Laverne Cox is trading in her orange jumpsuit for a more dramatic role on MTV’s Faking It.

On Tuesday’s episode, the Orange Is the New Black actress will make her side-splitting debut as Margot, the demanding director of the school’s drama department who will hilariously push Karma (Katie Stevens), Shane (Michael J. Willett) and Lauren (Bailey De Young) to their limits. How did the Emmy nominee book a ticket to Hester High? EW hit the set to find out:

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'Awkward' renewed for fifth and final season

MTV has renewed Awkward for a fifth and final season, EW has learned.

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'Buffy' alum Nicholas Brendon heads to MTV's 'Faking It'

Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Nicholas Brendon has landed a guest-starring role on Faking It, EW has learned.

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Beau Mirchoff on 'Awkward' midseason premiere, Matty's stages of grief

The end of senior year is upon us. Well, not us, but the kids of Palos Hills High School. And, well, not the actual end, but the looming threat of it.

Awkward is raising the stakes in the second half of season four—premiering Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. on MTV—with an evil girlfriend and a possibly fake pregnancy, all of which are dealt with in the midseason premiere. With so much on the line for Jenna’s (Ashley Rickards) on-again, off-again boyfriend Matty (Beau Mirchoff), we thought it wise to get Mirchoff’s take on what’s in store for Matty when the ski trip is all over and Eva is—hopefully—out of the picture.

EW: As far as Matty’s search for his birth parents is concerned, is there a major tone shift this season, like the ‘Bad Jenna’ phase?
BEAU MIRCHOFF: It’s quite analogous to that. There’s of course a lot of humor, as there always is, but there are some dark scenes and peculiar moments that arise. There’s definitely a whole scope of feelings that arise for Matty. Maybe initially he’s not okay with it. I think he’ll experience the whole spectrum. First you deny, then you accept it… it’s like stages of grief that Matty is probably going to have to deal with the hard way.  READ FULL STORY

'Faking It' stars address polarizing hookup: 'We totally understand why you're angry'

Here’s what you may have missed last season on Faking It: In order to gain popularity, best friends Amy and Karma pretended to be a lesbian couple, but Karma was secretly hooking up with cool guy Liam, while Amy slowly started to realize that she has feelings for Karma. It all imploded when Liam discovered they weren’t actually lesbians, and Karma rebuffed Amy’s true feelings. Drunk and angry, Liam and Amy hopped in the sack in what is best described as one of the most polarizing scenes this year.

Now that you’re all caught up, EW hit the set of the MTV comedy to find out if the dynamic duo’s relationship will ever be the same. Stars Katie Stevens and Rita Volk address the scene that made everyone scream at their televisions, tease what’s in store for season 2, and share how they took a crash course in becoming best friends:

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'Faking It' boss, star reveal why Lauren's popping pills

Faking It fans won’t have to wait long to discover the truth behind one of the first season’s big cliffhangers as the MTV series reveals why Lauren has been popping pills in the upcoming season 2 premiere.

However, because the premiere was screened Friday night at the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, moderated by this reporter, EW has the scoop early. Want to know what the pills are for? Keep reading. Want to stay blissfully unaware until the Sept. 23 premiere? Turn back now! Spoilers ahead…

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Everyone's keeping secrets in the 'Faking It' season 2 trailer

The story of Faking It started with one lie: Best friends Amy and Karma decided to pretend to be a couple so that they could be “cool.” But one lie turned into many more when Amy realized she had real feelings for Karma, was rejected by her bestie, and then slept with Karma’s boyfriend. But as the season-two trailer puts it, “What does it all mean?”

Well, for now, it looks like it means keeping secrets, acting normal, and eventually, everything blowing up in a dramatic fashion.


Faking It kicks off its second season Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on MTV.

'Teen Wolf' post-mortem: Jeff Davis on those finale twists, season 5

What’s a trip to Mexico without a few berserkers, one very angry werejaguar, and a near-death experience, right? That’s the attitude Teen Wolf took in its season 4 finale, when nearly everyone headed down to Mexico to save Scott from Kate, himself, and then from Peter. One hour later, we’d said (hopefully a temporary) goodbye to Chris Argent, a hello to a more powerful version of Derek, an Eichen House goodbye to Peter, and a maybe-see-you-later to Kate. As for the others, Kira had received her first tail, Jordan Parrish was about to learn a lot more about himself, and Liam had gained a little control over his life.

We chatted with Teen Wolf showrunner, Jeff Davis, about the action-packed hour, the thought behind all the twists, and where the show will go in season 5. (Hint: It involves the desert.)

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MTV orders comedic family docu-series starring rapper Ja Rule

MTV has ordered Follow the Rules, a half-hour docu-series starring Ja Rule, EW has learned.

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