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MTV orders first drama in five years

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 27th 2007 7:49PM
danielle savreMTV may finally be backing away from its plethora of reality programs, which are all beginning to see a decline in ratings. The network has given the greenlight to - gasp! - a drama. It's the first scripted series for the network in five long years.

The half-hour drama is called Kaya and it's about a teen-age girl who, along with her band members, becomes a rock star. This is a little more along the lines of the whole music television theme, unlike the mid-1990s teen angst drama, My So-Called Life. In case you were wondering, the last scripted series to air on MTV were 2002's Undressed and 2001's 2Gether.

Danielle Savre has signed on to star in Kaya. You may remember her as 'Jackie Wilcox' from her brief run as the cheerleader-who-got-killed-instead-of-Claire on Heroes.

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If their reality shows are declining in the ratings, then MTV should go back to showing their endless hours of music videos. They were their bread and butter in the '80s/90s. Most of those hosts, staff and personalities wouldn't have homes, cars, or even become later presidents of other cable networks. And although they don't like to look back or be nostalgic, they should show more music videos again. They were on such a roll showing them in endless rotation. Now they've got their sister station, VH-1, showing some of their old shows and footage. There are countless artists that need the exposure, new artists and continuing artists with their own videos. Half of their reality shows, such as the excessive, offending My Super Sweet 16 and expensive cars given as birthday gifts, need to be yanked off their lineup! Only ONE show of 16 I liked--the rest were AWFUL! And with Pimp My Ride (which I loved), I noticed West Coast Customs left after the first season--just couldn't handle unexpected fame; didn't expect all that buzz. But MTV doesn't have to show videos all the time like they did for nearly 20 years. They can mix it up in their lineup without going ad nauseum.

March 11 2007 at 12:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thankfully I have an iPod...no videos, but Hey! it beats looking at doo doo on mtv. They should just change their name to RCTV...Really Crappy Television! ...Bring back the OLD MTV with MUSIC VIDEOS...and play them in the DAY time!

February 28 2007 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

thats why i dont watch mtv. i watch fuse!!!!

February 28 2007 at 12:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Actually MTV Canada isn't allowed to play music videos period, due to CRTC regulations because of the MuchMusic networks.

It's funny, they cut on-air staff on all of the MTV networks, yet they keep approving new reality and dramas that judging from I'm from Rolling Stone and twentyfourseven, have started to wear out their welcome.

February 27 2007 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael C

I got an idea MTV...play some MUSIC VIDEO'S..come up with some cool new concept to show them...via theme etc...i'd love to take over that company and over-haul the garbage station it's become...

EVEN WORSE MTV CANADA sorry excuse for a music station. To this day while channel surfing have I yet to see a video...JUNK!!!

MTV sucks IMF is where it's at now!!!!!

February 27 2007 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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