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.