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'Scream' TV series gets cast, director

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MTV’s televised take on the modern classic meta-horror franchise Scream has found its cast and director.

The cable network and Dimension TV announced today that Scream is moving forward, and will star Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Reign), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele) and Amadeus Serafini in key roles. In addition, Jamie Travis (Faking It) will direct the pilot. Scream has been one of our largest and most treasured franchises at Dimension and we are thrilled to embark on the next chapter and join forces with a network that we love,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films.

MTV first announced that Scream had a pilot order back in May 2013. Jill Blotevogel (Ravenswood) is the showrunner. Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds) wrote the pilot script. Here are the official character descriptions: READ FULL STORY

'Teen Wolf' at Comic Con: MTV hit renewed for fifth season with 'a lot of decision making' in the future

Herds of screaming girls and men proudly wearing “Part Wolf” shirts howled like crazy for Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, and other cast members of Teen Wolf during the supernatural hit’s Comic-Con panel this year. Though the cast was at times slightly distracted by their own image on the large video screens surrounding them—and their own poop jokes—the MTV stars provided some good scoop about the show’s current fourth season and future alongside series executive producer Jeff Davis. Well, that was after Posey decided to cartwheel onto the stage. “I think I broke my toe,” he admitted. Here are some highlights: READ FULL STORY

'Finding Carter' ups the ante (and the squirm factor) in new clip

The first few episodes of MTV’s latest scripted series packed a season’s worth of intrigue into two short hours—and from the looks of this exclusive peek at episode 3, things won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

The following two minutes contain a cute bad boy teaching a 12-year-old how to roll a joint—”Out there in the real world, this is considered a basic life skill!”—an implied drug deal, a dramatic confrontation, and a steamy makeout session between two teenagers… that happens in front of one of their parents. And all of her new friends. And the guy who’s secretly in love with her. In short: Watch out, DegrassiFinding Carter‘s coming for you. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: Watch the extended trailer for MTV's controversial theme park dramedy 'Happyland'

Back in October, MTV ordered two new comedy pilots: the pseudo-lesbian high school series Faking It, which earned a second season renewal in June, and Happyland, a soapy teen dramedy that dives into the not-so-glamorous behind-the-scenes reality of a popular theme park.

Set to premiere on September 30, Happyland stars Bianca Santos (of The Fosters) as Lucy, a cynical employee and daughter to the park’s perfect princess Elena (Camille Guaty). Desperate to escape the park’s brand of manufactured happiness, Lucy rethinks her desire to flee after the arrival of a new staff member—the son (Awkward’s Shane Harper) of Happyland’s new owner—who brings a scandalous secret with him. (Spoiler: The, er, family-unfriendly twist caused quite a stir at the TCA Press Tour earlier Friday.)

Check out the extended trailer for Happyland, which was created by Ben Epstein and includes uber-producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan among the EP team. READ FULL STORY

'Finding Carter' is, improbably, a subtle show about kidnapping

There’s something appealingly retro about MTV’s latest scripted offering—and not just because Finding Carter bears a striking resemblance to Caroline B. Cooney’s beloved 1990 novel The Face on the Milk Carton. (You may know it better as the inspiration for a TV movie that aired in 1995).

These days, shows for and about teenagers tend to fall into one of two categories: the Ryan Murphy-esque dramedy (high-energy, soaked with pop culture references, alternating wildly between irony and sincerity; see MTV’s own Faking It or Awkward. for examples), or the Gossip Girl-ian glitzy melodrama (think privileged kids who don’t act like actual teenagers, getting into trouble and sleeping with each other; Pretty Little Liars is the current standard bearer). The pilot episode of Finding Carter, though, is neither self-consciously hip nor glamorously soapy; its dialogue is straightforward, its dramatic elements are understated, and its characters are good looking in a low-key way rather than being regulation CW hotties. I’d compare the result to ABC Family’s recent rash of family dramas (Switched at Birth, The Fosters), but they’re a little more after-school-special-y than Carter; more than anything, actually, the new show resembles an early ’00s teen drama, like South of Nowhere or Caitlin’s Way. (The comparison makes sense if you’ve heard of either of those shows, I swear.)

Which is a good thing. Carter‘s relatively down-to-earth tone—plus a strong, grounded performance by Kathryn Prescott—gives the show a sense of authenticity that helps mitigate its sudsier elements. READ FULL STORY

'The Challenge' competitors name their all-time favorite 'S#!@ They Should Have Shown' moments

The Challenge: Free Agents wrapped Thursday night, with a reunion that showed some unseen footage from the past season. But those unaired moments are just the tip of the iceberg for one of reality TV’s craziest shows. We spoke to a few of the most notorious fan-favorite Challengers about their off-camera antics. No surprise here: There are plenty of hook-ups, pranks, and… cheerleading?

Check out the, uh, stuff MTV should have shown below. READ FULL STORY

'The Challenge': Talk to the (busted) hand -- EXCLUSIVE

Which injury will have greater consequences as The Challenge heads into its homestretch: Cara Maria’s fractured hand, or her seemingly irreparable rift with former bestie Laurel?

On the next episode of Free Agents, Cara returns to the Challenge house the morning after a physical elimination battle sent her to the hospital. Through tears, she frets over how her damaged middle finger (how appropriate!) could jeopardize her chances of making it to the final.

Soon enough, sadness morphs into anger as trash talk about Laurel (who just happens to be eavesdropping) heats up. The question is, once the Amazonian Laurel confronts Cara, will the punk pixie have to worry about more than just her hand getting hurt? Watch below.

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MTV's 'Finding Carter' is definitely no 'Awkward': See the trailer

MTV is taking its high school programming to more dramatic heights with its newest series, Finding Carter. Unlike the network’s other teen shows — including the sci-fi spookfest Teen Wolf and the raunchy comedy Awkward – this one is a hard and true family drama. And a tearjerker, at that.

The series stars Kathryn Prescott as Carter Stevens, a teenager who gets involved in a tiny legal snafu and subsequently finds out that her ‘mother’ abducted her as a child. Her real parents are the Wilsons (Lost‘s Cynthia Watros and Angel’s Alexis Denisof). The show follows Carter (real name: Linden) as she struggles to reconnect with her biological family while also reconciling her idea of the woman who raised her. READ FULL STORY

MTV renews faux-lesbian comedy 'Faking It' for second season

MTV will fake it again.

The network has given the greenlight to a second season of its newest scripted comedy for the high school set, Faking It, which follows two best friends who pretend to be lesbians in order to become popular. As we learned during the first season (the finale airs June 10), one of the fakers isn’t exactly pretending anymore.

The freshman comedy was MTV’s highest-rated new series launch this year, pulling in 1.4 million viewers each week and retaining almost 90 percent of its 10 p.m. lead-in from the fourth season of Awkward.

Faking It stars Katie Stevens, Rita Volk, Gregg Sulkin, Michael Willett, and Bailey Buntain, and is executive produced by Carter Covington (Greek, 10 Things I Hate About You).

'The Challenge': And the 'Free Agents' in the season's first love triangle are... -- EXCLUSIVE

Nany Nany’s boo boo?

What happened in Vegas may have stayed there, but Nany has some Uruguayan transgressions to confess on the next Free Agents.

After yet another night of antics at the Challenge house, Cohutta naively asks his crush, “Did I miss anything cool last night?” She waits a beat before saying, “Well… besides everybody in the house hooking up, ummm….” And, yes, Nany means everybody in the house.

So which guy’s underwear does CT find strewn across a daybed, apparently removed in the middle of a romp with Nany? Find out below. READ FULL STORY

'Faking It': Karma and Amy pitch the threesome you've been waiting for -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

What better way to stave off suspicions when you’re pretending to be lesbians and trying to get your rocks off?

It was only a matter of time before Karma and Amy, the fake lesbians (well, only one of them is) at the center of MTV’s surprisingly charming Faking It, would let a “womanizing hetero-normative bro-douche” bridge the sexy gap between them. That bro-douche in question is Liam, who’s been waiting to pull the tantric trigger with Karma for quite some time. Could a three-way finally be the solution to getting him in the sheets?

The real surprise here is Amy, who may just be using the cover of a threesome to be intimate with Karma without, you know, confessing that she’s actually a lesbian and not just pretending anymore. Will she finally lay everything on the table before the season’s end, or will we have to wait for a second cycle of MTV’s best new high school dramedy?

Watch Karma and Amy ménage a try-to-get-it-on with brooding Liam in our exclusive clip from the May 27 episode “Three to Tango.” And as we all know, the sexiest part of a threesome is figuring out scheduling. READ FULL STORY

'The Challenge': Will Jordan be the new 'Free Agents' fall guy? -- VIDEO

The latest Free Agents finds big talker Jordan set up to take a fall.

In a team challenge, the former Real World: Portland roommate is quite literally hanging by a thread. (Or, you know, a ropes course, because this is The Challenge — where everything is super-macho-rawrrrrr.) Will an untimely plunge be a surefire ticket to the elimination round?

Watch to see whether Jordan can pull it together, and what Challenge sage Johnny Bananas has to say about it all. READ FULL STORY

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