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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

MTV's 'Faking It' pilot debuts early

Can’t wait one second longer to watch MTV’s newest scripted series?

You’re in luck: The network is premiering the pilot for Faking It beginning today. For 48 hours, the episode will be available exclusively on the MTV App ahead of its April 22 premiere.

Faking It is a romantic comedy about two best friends. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. (#Teens.) Loving their newfound high school popularity, Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy (Rita Volk) decide to keep up their romantic ruse.

Faking It is executive produced by Carter Covington  (10 Things I Hate About You, Greek, Hart of Dixie). The series was created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov.

Check out the trailer here: READ FULL STORY

'The Challenge': Relive all the most insane challenges -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The Challenge embarks on its 25th season Thursday night. During its storied run, the Real World- and (RIP) Road Rules-fueled reality competition has documented attempted murder (in the air!) and marred mammaries, showmantic sexytimes and “$#!@ They Should Have Shown,” cactus punching and catcalling… and that’s barely scratching the surface. As even the most casual viewer knows, The Challenge blazed a gloriously bonkers trail that’s changed the landscape of competitive reality TV.

But have you ever seen all the best moments in one place?

In five minutes, you can say yes to that question with as much swagger as CT at a gulag. Behold! The ultimate reward for die-hard fans (exclusively by MTV for EW): An epic — and I am not using that term lightly — supercut of the show’s most insane challenges and unforgettable moments.

Feast your eyes, Challenge lovers! READ FULL STORY

Miles Teller talks Best (Kiss) practices in MTV Movie Awards special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

In advance of this year’s MTV Movie Awards (airing at 9 p.m. ET on April 13), Divergent star Miles Teller stopped by the network to talk about some of the “Most WTF Moments” from the ceremony’s 22-year history.

But Teller, a Best Kiss co-nominee with Shailene Woodley for The Spectacular Now, didn’t stop there. He gave host Josh Horowitz a few tips for on-screen kissing etiquette. And that’s when things got awkward… READ FULL STORY

'Are You the One?': 10 things we learned from fan-favorites Chris and Shanley

Hindsight is 20/20, especially when said hindsight involves a million dollars.

The saying is especially true for Are You the One? contestants Chris and Shanley, who have a few things to say about their time on MTV’s unnervingly addictive reality series about twenty twenty-somethings who have the opportunity to share a $1,000,000 prize if they can pair off into ten perfectly-matched couples.

Chris and Shanley emerged early on as a favorite couple for viewers, but after the show’s fact-checking truth booth told them they weren’t a match, they continued to flirt and fawn despite jeopardizing the house’s chances at winning the grand prize. Fed up, the other housemates found Chris’s perfect match and sent him off the premises, leading to a huge meltdown for Shanley and heartbreak for the show’s most popular couple.

With Are You the One?’s first season finale on March 25 (on MTV at 11 p.m. ET), EW spoke to Chris and Shanley about life behind the scenes and where things stand for the two of them now — and whether they would have done the same thing their housemates did. Here’s what we learned:

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Lady friends fake romance in MTV's 'Faking It': Watch the trailer

“Popular” used to be a title reserved for jocks and homecoming queens — but MTV’s upcoming scripted series Faking It proposes that lesbians may be the new cool kids.

The show follows Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy (Rita Volk), two best friends who are desperate to be popular. Once someone falsely outs them as gay, they find out everyone at school finally wants to be their friends — mission accomplished! The only problem: They don’t actually have romantic feelings for each other, so they have to choose between being honest or being popular. Guess which they pick?

Watch the trailer below and catch the premiere April 22 at 10:30 p.m. on MTV:
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'Are You the One?': What happens in the Boom Boom Room -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

…is a whole lotta tension! And many a moral quandary, I might add.

On the next episode of MTV’s pairing-is-caringhumping reality series Are You the One?, once-solid presumed Perfect Match Ryan and Kayla find themselves in the middle of their biggest fight yet when Kayla refuses Ryan’s invite to the Boom Boom Room on moral (high)grounds. Given all the sexy time the duo has logged in the shower and various hallways, Ryan is understandably confused — and, as the outmoded sexual politics of the show tend to go, a little offended that she dare deny him.

Watch the wrong kind of fireworks go off between the lovebirds as Kayla tries to explain her dilemma — all while being mocked by an eavesdropping cabal of housemates, of course… READ FULL STORY

10 burning questions about MTV's guilty pleasure 'Are You the One?'

My latest obsession? MTV’s Are You the One?, a Real World-style dating show that drops 10 guys and 10 girls in Hawaii and asks them to work together to find the perfect matches among them. If they can successfully pair up with their predetermined soul mates, they’ll all split a million bucks.

After just two episodes, I’ve gotten deeply invested in the show, and I can’t quite explain why. If a team of matchmakers told you that only one Bachelor contestant was scientifically compatible with Juan Pablo, wouldn’t that completely change the way you watched? That’s how it feels with Are You the One?, which plays up our  voyeuristic love of TV dating by promising you that, yes, 10 of these couples actually do belong together.

Or do they? The first two episodes have proven that mutual attraction (they’re all beautiful, FYI) and surface connection (“You like the movie Labyrinth? Wait, I like Labyrinth!”) don’t a perfect match make, and therein is the guilty fun of the show. It’s as if The Challenge and The Bachelor had a weird but gorgeous, chiseled baby who only cries on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m.

In my conversations with a few dear friends who have also fallen victim to the show’s puerile charms, we realized there were quite a few questions that we needed answering, so I took them straight to the producers. Read on — or, if burning questions aren’t your thing, scroll all the way down for an exclusive clip from Tuesday night’s episode. READ FULL STORY

MTV picks up new scripted family drama series from 'Bones' writer

MTV has picked up the drama series Finding Carter from executive producer Terri Minsky (Sex and the City) and based on an original script by Bones writer Emily Silver .

The first drama series MTV has announced this year, Finding Carter is a coming-of-age story about a teenager named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori (Milena Govich), until the police bust a high school party and it’s discovered that Lori abducted Carter as a toddler. Now, Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand-new parents, a twin sister, high school, and boys, she vows to find Lori before the only mom she’s ever known is gone forever. Finding Carter is an unconventional family drama about a girl who is quickly realizing that sometimes the people closest to you are the ones who have the most to hide.

In addition to Prescott, the series will also star Cynthia Watros, Alexis Denisof, Anna Jacoby-Heron, and Zac Pullam. Meredith Baxter, Robert Pine, and Milena Govich will appear in recurring roles. The pilot was directed by Scott Speer (Step Up Revolution).

Finding Carter will join Awkward and Teen Wolf in MTV’s scripted lineup.

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