The Buried Life: The Guys Sign a New Deal with MTV

Buried LifeLast week, we reported that MTV had cancelled The Buried Life after two short seasons. Buried Life is the cable channel’s show in which four young men (Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn, and Jonnie Penn) travel the country to accomplish things on their “bucket list” and to help others do the same.

Though the show was over, MTV and the guys were supposedly going to continue working together and possibly find a way to keep the show going in another form. While there are still no plans for a third season of Buried Life, the guys will be busy.

Here’s the press release:


LOS ANGELES, CA [October 26, 2011] — The creators of The Buried Life – [Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn, and Jonnie Penn] announced today that they have signed a new deal with MTV Networks, following the cancellation announcement of their self-titled show, which ran for two seasons on the network.

This new deal is being considered a developmental deal, where the group can create new content, reformat their show and will offer a platform for them to create a pilot for a new series.

The four members of THE BURIED LIFE share; “The four of us grew up dreaming of making television and movies and we’re excited for what’s to come with MTV. We’re doing everything we can to learn the ins and outs of the industry and have many people to thank for giving us the opportunity to do this day in day out, including our fans. We want to continue to grow with our audience and inject in the industry the same dose of genuine compassion that guys like Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and others before us did.”

The Buried Life began five years ago when the four friends from Victoria, BC set out on a mission to accomplish a list of things to do before they die and to help others along the way. The boys funded their initial two-week road trip through local sponsors and fundraisers; their community has since grown to over 1.2 million fans on Facebook.

The group will be publishing their first book, What do You Want to do Before You Die? in March 2012 with Artisan Books, a division of Workman Publishing and are currently in a partnership with Verizon Wireless Careers, the sponsor of their 2011/2012 Nationwide College Tour:

What do you think? What would you like to see the Buried Life guys do next? A new show, a web series, or something else?

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