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MTV renews more of the same

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 27th 2009 12:06PM
MTVMTV has renewed The City (a spin-off of The Hills) and Daddy's Girls ( a spin-off of Run's House). It also greenlit Teen Cribs, whose January special doubled their ratings.

I could go off on another rant about how MTV has long stopped being about music and has since become more like Media-Whore Television, but it seems redundant at this stage.

As someone who mostly watches scripted television either in the comedy or sci-fi genres, I'm wondering what the appeal of these shows are. I can only guess there is some degree of schadenfreude to watching these rich, attention-seeking fools make jackasses of themselves.

I do blame MTV for the reality show genre since they pioneered it with The Real World. It's become such a subculture that it has even spawned classes. But I can't blame them for the type of reality show they promote nowadays because they're just trying to appeal to their key demographic, the "I-want-it-all-and-I-want-it-now" generation

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MTV's bringing back Run's House and adding Buzzin' to summer line-up

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 1st 2008 6:06PM
Run's House is back!MTV has a new reality series called Buzzin'. The show will follow unlikely pair Shwayze, self-described as the "only black kid in Malibu," and his best friend Cisco Adler, producer / singer / tabloid bad boy. Buzzin' will chronicle the pair (and their crew) as they hit different bumps and twists on the path to stardom. Sounds like The Ashlee Simpson Show meets Rob and Big. I'm unimpressed. But at least now I know why they were on the red carpet at The Hills season finale. Their publicist came up and announced, "I have Shwayze and Cisco." I thought, "Where's Heidi and Spencer?! And who are these guys?"

Let's skip to something I'm actually excited about. The fifth season of Run's House is starting this summer. We'll get to see Rev Run go on tour with Kid Rock while Justine has to hold down the fort back in Jersey. We also get to meet new edition to the Run family, Miley.

The new season of Run's House premieres July 16th at 10 p.m. ET and the new series Buzzin' premieres on July 23rd at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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