MTV Greenlights 'Scream' TV Series with Wes Craven to Direct the Pilot

Plus, the network announces that 'Snooki & JWoww' is renewed for a third season, and introduces three new shows at their upfront presentation.
MTV greenlights Scream pilot with Wes Craven in talks to direct
MTV greenlights Scream pilot with Wes Craven in talks to direct
MTV announced today a pilot greenlight based on the hugely successful horror film franchise Scream with Dimension Films for MTV, plus the addition of three new series to its diverse programming slate, including Generation Cryo, Nurse Nation and The Hook Up, at its annual Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition, the network announced the season three renewal of Snooki & JWoww and highlighted an impressive programming slate of 15 returning hits. MTV is a division of Viacom Inc.

MTV and Dimension Film's one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed "Ghostface" to a legion of unsuspecting fans. MTV and Dimension Films are in discussions with various writers for the potential series which would be slated for a summer 2014 debut on the network. Dimension Films is in discussions with the films' original director and renowned filmmaker Wes Craven to direct the one-hour pilot. DiGa Vision will serve as a producer.

The compelling new one-hour docu-drama Generation Cryo explores the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors and are redefining what it means to be a family. The series will document the journey of Breeanna, a 17-year-old only child, who recently logged onto the Donor Sibling Registry, a website dedicated to connecting sperm donor families, and learned that she has at least 15 half-siblings all fathered by a man none of them know. Now, Bree's on a mission to meet all of her half-brothers and sisters and lead them on a nationwide search to find their biological father.

Nurse Nation (working title) is a new docu-series that follows nine twenty-something travel nurses all assigned to work at a new hospital in a brand new city for 13 weeks. Some of them have been doing this for years, while others are on their first tour. Cameras will be there every step of the way as they take on the unique challenges and intense pressures of working in the medical profession as they face life or death decisions every day. But it's not 'all work and no play.' On days off, they take advantage of all that their host city has to offer, meet new people and potential new loves while often trying to keep previous relationships and friendships alive. It's the ultimate 'work-hard/play-hard' lifestyle.

The Hook Up, (working title) hosted by Andrew Schulz of MTV2's popular hit series Guy Code, is a dating show that will air as an afternoon strip on MTV. Individuals looking for a match will choose from four potential suitors based on their social media history. With the help of their closest friends, the contestants will try to separate the contenders from the pretenders to see if what you see is really what you get.

It was also announced that Snooki & JWoww has been renewed for a third season. The second season was the #1 original series in the time period across all TV for P12-34 as well as the #1 series in its time period across all TV for W 12-34. The third season of Snooki & JWoww will continue to follow Jersey Shore BFF's - Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Jenni 'JWoww' Farley - as they continue to navigate the radical changes that life keeps throwing at them. As Snooki & JWoww have discovered, when you have your best friend by your side, there's nothing you can't face together - including marriage?

MTV2 today announced that comedian, actor and host Nick Cannon will debut the re-imagined improv comedy show Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Joining Nick will be celebrity team captains including comedians Kevin Hart and Lil DuVal of MTV2's Guy Code, professional basketball player Amare Stoudemire, along with rappers Mac Miller, 2 Chainz, Machine Gun Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Joe Budden.

MTV2 also announced the addition of Guy Court to its upcoming programming slate. In the half-hour comedic courtroom series, which will premiere in fall 2013, the laws of manhood will be upheld as some familiar MTV2 faces will determine the guilt or innocence of a variety of cases in accordance with Guy Code. Each real life case will be judged, defended and prosecuted with the perfect combination of comedy and justice. In addition, Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family, which recently wrapped its first season as the highest rated original debut season in MTV2 history, will return for a second season as the young music superstar embarks on a series of new adventures in his personal and professional life. The series will begin production later this year and premiere in early 2014.

The Upfront event was hosted by MTV News' Sway Calloway plus Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer of Nikki and Sara LIVE, which was recently renewed for a second season, and included appearances by Mac Miller of Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family; Tyler Posey and Holland Roden of Teen Wolf; Yaniv Schulman and Max Joseph from Catfish: The TV Show; Vinny Guadagnino, his mom Paola and Uncle Nino, from the new series The Show With Vinny; cast members from the upcoming Nurse Nation; Nicole Byer, Jamie Lee, Tanisha Long and Carly Aquillino from Girl Code and Andrew Schulz from The Hook Up. The presentation also featured performances by Emeli Sandé who performed "Next to Me" and Selena Gomez who hit the stage to perform "Come & Get It" and "Love You Like a Love Song."

Scream was released December 20th, 1996 and stars Drew Barrymore, Kevin Patrick Walls, David Booth, Carla Hatley, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Lawrence Hecht, Courteney Cox. The film is directed by Wes Craven.



Sources: MTV

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Comments (26)

  1. Writer220

    Sounds gay but - yes - there's a but. But I rather see another film than a TV series.
    Elm Street was turned into a TV series back in the day, Friday the 13th also had one, however it didn't last one season and since networks now don't give a damn about what they put out it too won't last long.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  2. AgentBlue

    Interesting idea but it would get old real fast.

    1 year agoby @agentblueFlag

  3. Ghostman

    Let's hope they don't pull a Zombieland TV series and re-cast the actors.

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  4. Capt. Wacky

    Remember when MTV actually played music video's Ya Thaose were the days.

    1 year agoby @lostone01Flag

  5. SherlockHolmes2009

    Why would they think this is a good idea, it sucks

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  6. Mka47

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  7. AgentHunk

    well that means they the actors are done doing scream movies.

    1 year agoby @AgentHunkFlag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    PASS!!!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. JonSpidey07

    I have absolutely no idea how they're gonna pull this 'Scream' series off, considering I am a die-hard fan of all 4 movies
    will it be a who-dun-it each episode? will it be the same killer for 1 season or 2?
    hmmm, I'm a bit worried

    1 year agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  10. Rudy

    Sounds like they're pulling an "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." before they know if the tv pilot will actually work.

    1 year agoby @rudyFlag

  11. CoreyB

    Listen, hate the series or love it...It has been successful (especially the first 2) I think the 4th film took the series back to the right direction. I'm a big fan of Scream and what Wes Craven does with them...Entertaining stuff. I'm a little put off by the tv series, but the kid in me welcomes it. @a7sus4 I'm with you w/the whole I hope it doesnt affect them making one more. It's almost like they want to re-introduce it to a new generation w/the show on mtv.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  12. TheRingFan1

    Problem word "reinvent"... also saying... turning it into some lame romance, stupidity fest with today's catchy music. But we'll see. Hopefully it ties in with Scream 5 somehow.

    1 year agoby @theringfan1Flag

  13. The_Crow2k

    The horror....

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  14. TheDude1

    Wes Craven is a complete hack ever since the first Scream movie. He needs to finally hang it up once and for all.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  15. A7sus4

    What a waste. I hope this doesn't have some negative effect on the possibility of Scream 5.

    1 year agoby @a7sus4Flag

  16. Replicant

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q-1eNndPUtM/TkSBdFPGIlI/AAAAAAAAZz4/uI56XxtytvE/s1600/gifanimation-0102.gif

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  17. Adsdsdsd123

    UnOriginality at its finest

    1 year agoby @Adsdsdsd123Flag

  18. Mr.K

    Great, MTV turning Scream into a cash-cow. Let the apocalypse of hip teen trash abortion begin then.

    1 year agoby @mr-kFlag

  19. skywise

    hell no

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  20. Dan

    Milkin' those udders dry.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  21. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Oh kill a random broad in her house and slit her throat and snort the poor girls throat because I fell in love all over again

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  22. Ghostman

    Awesome. We may not get not a Scream 5, but a TV series will have to do for now.

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  23. The Real Goku

    Looking forward to Wild'n out. And I like the scream franchise but I don't think this will work

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  24. greyhame

    MMM, Boy! I just love milking!

    1 year agoby @greyhame27Flag