Holy crap, MTV passed on a pilot!
I know, I know. A look at the network's schedule and you would assume that any project that is brought to its attention automatically is picked up and promoted, but apparently there are some people that work for the network that actually vet programs. Who knew?
The pilot passed on is Hot Mess, which was developed by Lauren Iungerich, the creator of Awkward. Iungerich left the project a week ago, so apparently this was not a shock.
The pilot focused on Amanda Marshall (Annabelle Stephenson), who ends up defeating herself in the game of love by not giving people space and letting things develop naturally. A hot mess, Amanda ends up caught between two guys and does her best to ruin her chances with them both.
Iungerich wrote and executive produced the pilot, along with her manager Robyn Meisinger and Kim Fleary.
This was Iungerich's third project at the network, which also includes another passed over pilot called Dumb Girls.
Hot Mess was developed by former MTV head of programming David Janollari. Janollari was replaced in November by Lifetime vet Susanne Daniels.
Iungerich will stick with the network and work on Awkward. I wonder if there will be any hard feelings.