MTV orders 'Scream' pilot, renews 'Snooki & JWOWW'

MTV is hoping a horror franchise can make the leap to the small screen.


The erstwhile music network is moving ahead with an official pilot order for a TV adaptation of Kevin Williamson’s “Scream.”

MTV is looking for writers for the one-hour project. Wes Craven, who directed “Scream,” is in discussions to also direct the pilot. If it receives a series order, “Scream” would launch in summer 2014.

DiGa Vision will produce “Scream,” and former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley will exec produce.

Meanwhile, MTV has also renewed “Jersey Shore” spinoff “Snooki & JWOWW” for a third season. The third season will follow Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley as their lives continue to evolve.

MTV has also ordered three new reality series: “Generation Cryo,” about children conceived by anonymous sperm donors; “Nurse Nation” (working title), centered on nine youthful travel nurses reassigned to a new hospital in a new city; and a dating show called “The Hook Up” that would be hosted by Andrew Schulz (MTV’s “Guy Code”).

“Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family,” which had the network’s highest-rated rookie season, has also been renewed and will return in early-2014.

- Jenni Farley
- Nicole Polizzi

Written by: KurtK26
Apr 25th, 2013, 6:16 pm

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Message Posted On Apr 26th, 2013, 7:37 am

With regards to Snook and Jwoww, I ask, who gives a shit? I don't even think the Jersey Shore fanbase hopped aboard that.


But the Scream series will be interesting to see. I get the feeling that they ordered it because of the success of Hannibal and Bates Motel, in an attempt to ride the trend. If this were on a network like AMC or Showtime, I'd be much more optimistic, however. MTV still hasn't risen to the status as a icon of quality drama, and won't as long it's still wading through the sewer of reality shows. Hell, Syfy would make me feel more at ease with having it. If it is a success, though, I'm hoping this all means that Friday the 13th TV series (the Jason Voorhees kind) that has been proposed over a decade ago will finally come to bear.



Message Posted On Apr 25th, 2013, 10:20 pm
Well, with the success of Awkward and Teen Wolf, its about time they kept pushing new scripted series. Say what you want about The Inbetweeners Death Valley, and The Hard Times of RJ Berger, I thought they were hilarious and deserved much more attention than they got. Heres hoping more scripted shows and less garbage reality nonsense on Mtv. If we can't have music, at least you could give us entertainment!

Message Posted On Apr 25th, 2013, 8:05 pm
Who can watch that stupid snooki and jcoww show? It's so boring and dull. I don't get it, they're useless.
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