Laverne Cox will guest star in an upcoming season-two episode of MTV’s Faking It, EW has learned exclusively.
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In four seasons, Teen Wolf has morphed from a guilty pleasure into a bloody thrill ride, making teen-scene royalty out of leads Tyler Posey (as titular teen wolf Scott McCall) and Dylan O’Brien (as his trusted friend Stiles). Offscreen, the 22-year-old actors are real-life pals who display an easy rapport despite some philosophical differences on things like sports and tattoos.
EW visited the show’s Los Angeles set recently for scoop on the sexiest, scariest, most bonkers show on MTV. Check out the extended interview below:
EW: This year, you premiered the season while still working on it. Did that throw you off to watch the premiere then come to work?
TYLER POSEY: It caught me completely off guard. We never really had a season start filming as we’re shooting it. It’s hard to be focused on both, but it’s exciting. The next day, I’ll always wake up to a text from Dylan like, ‘The episode was great, you kicked ass.'”
DYLAN O’BRIEN: I watched it at like 3:30 in the morning. READ FULL STORY
MTV’s grand social experiment is back for another round of vicarious romancing in a tropical paradise. Are You the One? returns for a second season on October 6 at 10 p.m., and with it comes a new cast of 20 swell-looking singles thrown into a Puerto Rican beach house and tasked with finding their perfect matches.
Wait, did we say 20 singles? We meant 21. READ FULL STORY
MTV has renewed Finding Carter for a second season, MTV announced Tuesday.
The drama stars Kathryn Prescott as a teenager who discovers that the mother she grew up with is actually her abductor. The network has picked up 12 episodes for the second season.
MTV’s Scream has been in the making for a while. It was first announced that the show had a pilot order in May of 2013, but it wasn’t until more than a year later that it finally found its cast and director. And now, there’s been a change to that cast.
EW has confirmed that Bex Taylor-Klaus, who plays Sin on The CW’s Arrow, will replace Amy Forsyth in the lead role of Audrey Jensen, who was originally described as “the daughter of a Lutheran pastor” and “an artsy loner who aspired to be a filmmaker.” There’s no word yet on why Forsyth left the television remake.
In additional casting news, the show has added Bobby Campo, Connor Weil, and Joel Gretsch. Campo will play Seth Branson, “the hot English teacher at Lakewood High” who’s “got an easy charm and is clearly one of the ‘cool’ teachers, who can go with it if a lesson plan gets a little off-track.” Weil will take on the role of Will Belmont, “an all-American high school basketball player who adores his girlfriend, Emma.” As for Gretsch, he’ll play Sheriff Clark Hudson, “good guy and good Sheriff and father to Kieran (Amadeus Serafini).”
As if the fourth season of Teen Wolf weren’t already the show’s most dangerous (do you even have nails left to bite at this point?), the stakes are getting even higher.
On tonight’s episode “Time of Death,” there’s a little too much time spent around dead bodies—especially one who looks quite a bit like Scott (Tyler Posey). But that’s to be expected, since Argent (JR Bourne), Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) and Scott have a plan to draw out the Benefactor, the mysterious, money-dishing, assassin-hiring enigma who has put all of Beacon Hills’ supernatural beings on high alert. The clock is ticking, but whenever there’s a plan on Teen Wolf, there’s always something interfering—and as usual it’s Kate, the werejaguar who just won’t die. READ FULL STORY
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
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, Degrassi. Finding Carter‘s coming for you. READ FULL STORY
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
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: 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
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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