Earlier this month, we reported that MTV had renewed Scream for a second season. Today, the cable channel made the renewal official.
MTV also announced the returns of America’s Best Dance Crew (July 29th), Awkward (August 31st), Faking It (August 31st), Finding Carter (October 6th), and Ridiculousness (October 8th).
Here are the details:
MTV ANNOUNCES SEASON TWO PICK-UP FOR “SCREAM” DURING SUMMER TCA PRESENTATION
Network Debuts Exclusive Clips From “ABDC,” “Awkward” and “Faking It,” Announces October 6 Premiere Date for “Finding Carter”
“Ridiculousness” Takes a Bite of the Big Apple, 50 Cent and Action Bronson to Guest
Beverly Hills, CA (July 29, 2015) – MTV today announced the second season pick-up of its hit series “Scream” with Dimension Television. More than 21 million viewers have tuned in to the debut season of “Scream” on-air and the series has generated another 7.9 million streams across platforms. Additionally, “Scream” has averaged 60% increases in L+3 over L+SD ratings week to week.
MTV Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, Mina Lefevre said, “It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we are thrilled by how our viewers have responded to the reinvention of ‘Scream.’ We look forward to another season filled with suspense, horror and more twists and turns.”
“We couldn’t be happier ‘Scream’ has been renewed for a second season and that we have a wonderful working relationship with Doug Herzog, Stephen Friedman, Susanne Daniels, Mina Lefevre and her team,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “The ‘Scream’ franchise has been such a huge part of our history and to watch it evolve, find a new generation of fans and succeed at MTV makes this all the more sweet. We promise even more scares, surprises, romance and of course kills in season two.”
During its 2015 Summer TCA Presentation, MTV also premiered exclusive clips from returning favorites “America’s Best Dance Crew,” “Awkward,” and “Faking It” and announced returning series “Finding Carter” will premiere Tuesday, October 6 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additionally, in a series first, “Ridiculousness” will hit New York City in August to film two episodes from the MTV Headquarters in Times Square with 50 Cent and Action Bronson as guests. The announcements were among those made today by Lauren Dolgen, Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Reality Programming for MTV, during the network’s presentation at the Summer 2015 Television Critics Association Press Tour.
“AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW: ROAD TO THE VMAS” (“ABDC”) – WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
It’s the best of the best when “ABDC” returns Wednesday, July 29 and kicks of the road to the VMAs. The summer series debuts with six new episodes featuring dance crews from previous seasons of the hit competition series. Prepare for battles showcasing more amazing styles and innovative choreography as these crews keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Fresh talent including host Jason Dundas and an all-new group of judges including T-Pain, Frankie Grande and Teyana Taylor fill out what will be an electrifying season.
“America’s Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs” is executive produced by Jane Y. Mun (“The Sing Off”), Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment), Howard and Karen Schwartz (Hip Hop International), Randy Jackson (Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment) and Harriet Sternberg (Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment). Norm Betts (“American Idol”), Tabitha D’Uomo and Napoloeon D’Uomo (“So You Think You Can Dance”) serve as co-executive producers.
“AWKWARD” S5 – MONDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
In the first half of “Awkward’s” fifth season, Jenna and her friends’ experience at Palos Hills High is almost over. Everyone’s already gotten into college and there’s the sense that anything can happen. When Jenna unwittingly gets school cancelled during a class prank, she becomes popular – just as Matty experiences life on the social outs for the first time. As always, Jenna and Matty are drawn toward each other, but with college looming just a few months away, it’s harder than ever to decide whether they should be together. For all the characters, actions have more adult consequences than ever before: friendships will be tested to the breaking point, relationships will end, and the gang will have to say goodbye to each other and to Palos Hills. The season builds to the twin milestones of prom and graduation where Jenna will have to decide once and for all: can she and Matty make it work?
With high school ending and everyone heading down different tracks, the second half of the fifth season will jump forward to one year to summer in Palos Hills after their first year of post-grad life.
“Awkward” stars Ashley Rickards as Jenna, Beau Mirchoff as Matty, Molly Tarlov as Sadie, Jillian Rose Reed as Tamara, Brett Davern as Jake, Nikki DeLoach as Lacey, Desi Lydic as Valerie and Greer Grammer as Lissa. Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini are the Executive Producers of “Awkward.” The series was created by Lauren Iungerich.
“FAKING IT” S2B – MONDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 9:30 P.M. ET/PT
This season on “Faking It,” Hester High is turned on its head when a new Principal arrives with a mission to get the school back on track. At the same time, Karma and Amy are trying to get their friendship back to normal after Karma learned that Amy slept with Liam. Can they ever get past that betrayal? Will Karma ever forgive Liam? How will Lauren get past Theo’s betrayal? And will she beat Shane for Class President now that the school knows her secret? Speaking of Shane, can he keep his boyfriend Duke from finding out that he’s the one who outed him?
“Faking It” stars Katie Stevens as “Karma,” Rita Volk as “Amy,” Gregg Sulkin as “Liam,” Michael Willett as “Shane” and Bailey De Young as “Lauren.” “Faking It” was created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. The series is executive produced by Carter Covington.
“FINDING CARTER” S2B – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
In the second half of season two, after the shocking revelation that Carter’s father had a secret son with Lori, Carter’s world is once again thrown into chaos. As Carter gets to know the mysterious brother she never knew she had, she also must figure out who she wants to be and where she really belongs. She ultimately decides to drop out of school to find her own path, and lies her way into a job as a bartender where she sees herself in a whole new light. She’ll even introduce her inner circle to a racy, underground party circuit. Her new, fast lifestyle is the perfect replacement for the tedium of high school, until it speeds out of her control… and she needs her family more than ever.
“Finding Carter” stars Kathryn Prescott as “Carter Stevens” (“Skins”), Cynthia Watros as “Elizabeth Wilson” (“Lost”), Anna Jacoby-Heron as “Taylor Wilson” (“Contagion”), Alexis Denisof as “David Wilson” (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”/ “Angel”), Alex Saxon as “Max” (“The Fosters”) and Zac Pullam as “Grant.” The series also features Milena Govich as “Lori” (“Law and Order”), Meredith Baxter as “Grandma Joan” (“Family Ties”) and Robert Pine as “Grandpa Buddy” (“CHiPs”).
“Finding Carter” is executive produced by Emily Whitesell (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Party of Five”). The series was created by Emily Silver. The series was developed by Terri Minsky. Alexander Motlagh is an Executive Producer.
“RIDICULOUSNESS” S7 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Executive Producer and host Rob Dyrdek returns with co-hosts Sterling “Steelo” Brim and Chanel “West Coast” to break down the most outrageous viral videos. This epic season erupts with hysterical moments as well as first time filming in the “Big Apple” with special guests 50 Cent and Action Bronson. Additional guests during the season include Machine Gun Kelly, Mac Miller, Andy Bell and more!
“Ridiculousness” is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine, Shane Nickerson and Christian Duguay. “Ridiculousness” is produced by Gorilla Flicks and Superjacket.
Viewership and Ratings: Nielsen, P12-34, L3 data through 7/23/15. Competitive rank: Ranked on P12-34 000s, ad-supported cable only. Reach: 1 min qual; all plays including premiere simulcast on VH1, most current data. Digital Streams: Omniture, Facebook Insights, YouTube Analytics, 6/30/15-7/26/15
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