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MTV Orders Six New Shows

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 18th 2011 3:00PM
MTVMTV is adding a whopping six new original shows to its roster, MTV programming head David Janollari announced today. Joining the network's programming lineup are two new scripted series, 'Underemployed' and 'Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous' (starring comedian Bo Burnham), and four unscripted ones, 'Catfish' (based on the hit documentary), 'Hoods,' 'Wake Brothers' and 'Wait Till Next Year.'

"On the heels of our summer ratings success, we're thrilled to add these unique new series to our schedule," Janollari said in a press release. "These shows underscore our commitment to further diversifying our schedule, as we continue to solidify our place as the entertainment destination for our core Millennial audience."

Read on for MTV's descriptions of the new shows.

SCRIPTED:

'Underemployed'
On the eve of their college graduation, best pals Sofia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles believe they're destined for greatness, and are set to dazzle the world with their brilliance. A year later, cold reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through dead end odd jobs, terrible bosses, romantic mistakes and major life changes.

'Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous'
After graduating high school, Zach Stone, played by young comic star Bo Burnham -- who dominates the social media world with over 100 million views online and was the youngest comic to perform on a Comedy Central special -- opts out of college and hires a documentary film crew to help him pursue the new American Dream: becoming famous with no apparent talent whatsoever.

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'Catfish'
From the producers of the hit Sundance feature documentary 'Catfish' comes a new MTV series that brings together couples who've interacted solely through LCD screens. Over the course of months they've supposedly fallen in love -- but what will happen when they meet in real life for the first time? With the guidance and help of Nev Schulman, the star of the original 'Catfish' feature film, in each episode, a hopeful romantic partner will go on an emotional trip to discover the truth about their significant other. Is he who he says he is? And if so, will love truly blossom?

'Hoods'
This new docu-series follows one celebrity each week as they leave the glitz and glamour of their celebrity lives and go back home to reconnect with their roots. Watch as our celeb takes a walk down memory lane to revisit all the people, places, and things that took them from being a fresh-faced teenage dreamer to one of today's most popular stars. The pilot episode features pop sensation Ke$ha going back to her hometown roots in Nashville.

'Wait Till Next Year'
This weekly half-hour docu-series follows the loveable Lincoln Park High School football team is like a real life 'Bad News Bears;' they've lost 43 games in a row, a five-year losing streak. With the help of a gruff new head coach, they're hoping to do what nobody else thinks they can -- win one game.

'Wake Brothers'
Sibling Rivalry can be rough...and in the case of wakeboarding pros Philip and Bob Soven, well, it's sibling rivalry on steroids. 22-year-old Philip Soven is at the top of his game, and is the number one pro wake boarder in the world. That means lots of cash and celebrity status. But now Phillip's place in the universe is being threatened by Bob, his 19-year-old brother. Phillip and Bob are always ready to compete for who is better, faster, smarter or has more game with the ladies. They turn life into a giant game. Of course, wakeboarding is always first...but living large is a close second.

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TheTalkingBox

wow. NONE of these sound good!

September 20 2011 at 10:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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