MTV announces it has given the greenlight to three new scripted TV shows: Loosely Exactly Nicole, Mary + Jane, and Sweet/Vicious. A half-hour comedy, Loosely Exactly Nicole stars Nicole Byer (above) in the title role. Showrunner Christine Zander executive produces with Avi Gilbert (3 Arts) and Christian Lander.
Mary + Jane, also a half-hour comedy about enterprising pot dealers Paige and Jordan is executive produced by Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, and Television 360. A one-hour dramedy, created by Co-EP Jennifer Robinson, Sweet/Vicious is executive produced by showrunner Amanda Lasher and Jennifer Robinson.
Here is more on all three new shows, from MTV.
“Loosely Exactly Nicole”
Nicole Byer is living the Hollywood dream. Well, Hollywood adjacent – the deep valley to be precise and it’s not so much a dream but a struggle. In this hilarious half-hour comedy, we’ll watch as Nicole, exuding her special brand of confidence and irreverence, demonstrates the hilarious missteps of what it means to be out on your own for the first time. She’ll deal with humiliating auditions, unpaid electric bills, friendship ups and downs, and the battlefield that is Tinder as she slowly but surely finds her voice as a comedian. Christine Zander is Showrunner/Executive Producer. Avi Gilbert (3 Arts) and Christian Lander are Executive Producers.
“Mary + Jane”
Paige and Jordan may be weed dealers, but in their eyes they are entrepreneurs. Their dope delivery app is quickly gaining popularity with foodies, celebrities and – the most particular and crucial consumer – hipsters. This half-hour comedy takes a hilarious look at two girls living in LA: desperate to succeed, find a little romance, and keep their clients happy and high – all with the least amount of effort possible. Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (“Can’t Hardly Wait”) serve as Executive Producers. Television 360 (“Game of Thrones”) is Executive Producer.
A dark one-hour dramedy about two very unlikely friends taking justice into their own hands and kicking literal ass on their college campus. Jules comes off as the perfect sorority dream girl, but little do her red-cup-toting sisters know, she’s got a completely different agenda come nightfall. Ophelia, your everyday stoner-hacker-hellion, has officially run out of effs to give, and when she discovers Jules may be the masked vigilante exacting justice on campus her interest in college life is re-energized. Amanda Lasher (“Gossip Girl”) serves as Showrunner. Stacey Sher (“The Hateful Eight,” “Into the Badlands”) is Executive Producer and Jennifer Robinson is creator and Co-Executive Producer.
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