A couple months ago we got an odd report: MTV has been developing a TV show based on the buzzed-about indie documentary Catfish. (Or ‘documentary,’ depending on how you view the film’s position vis a vis honesty.)

At the time all we knew was that unspecified Catfish creators, presumably Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, were among those working on the show. Now we’ve got more info, and it sounds — not surprisingly — like a watered-down ‘reality’ dating show about internet-based relationships. Read More »

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We’ve been getting flooded with TV news lately, and today’s no exception. So let’s get right to it. Ater the jump, read about:

  • Teasers for Season 2 of The Walking Dead
  • Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes’ new 19th-century project
  • MTV’s decision to have no one at all host the VMAs
  • The miraculous resurrection of Fox’s Breaking In

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While you surely have had the MTV Video Music Awards circled on your calendar for months, now there’s a non-music reason to check it out. (Non-music on MTV? That’s crazy talk!) Jennifer Lawrence will be on hand to premiere the first footage from The Hunger Games, Gary Ross‘ adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel about young kids forced to kill each other on live television. It’s scheduled for release on March 23, 2012 and MTV has released a literal one second tease of the footage. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

This supernatural teen drama trend just isn’t going away, is it? Some days it seems like every other new film or series in the works is about blandly attractive young people struggling to deal with scary/sexy monsters while keeping up with their algebra homework.

One such show is MTV’s upcoming series Teen Wolf, a supposed remake of the 1980s comedy starring Michael J. Fox. A new trailer has been released, and… nope, I’m still not sure what makes this a remake. Watch it after the jump.

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MTV Picking Up Teen Wolf TV Series

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According to The Live Feed, MTV is ready to pick up a TV series based on the 1985 film Teen Wolf. The original movie starred Michael J. Fox as a high schooler who finds his groove after becoming a werewolf. The new series will star teen heartthrob Tyler Posey (Lincoln Heights, Brothers and Sisters, Smallville) as the titular character.

When we first heard about the Teen Wolf pilot last year, it was described as follows by MTV’s senior VP of series development: “It has a fresh take and is very different from the original. It has more of an ‘American Werewolf in London’ feel to it. It’s a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques.” Whether or not this is still the tone of the series remains to be seen, since most plot summaries indicate that in the series Posey “gets superpowers, including the ability to woo girls, after a wolf attack.” Think of the comedic and romantic possibilities! In any case, with the success of supernatural-related films and TV shows (Twilight, Vampire Diaries, etc.), MTV could easily have a new hit on their hands.

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Almost two years ago we reported on Good Vibes, an animated show being put together by director David Gordon Green. At the time it was looking like Fox would be the corporate home, but now the roof over the show’s head will likely be provided by the channel once known as Music Television. Read More »

/Filmcast Episode 2 – Rambo

In this episode of the /Filmcast, Dave, Devindra, Adam, and Peter, debate the merits of Sex and the City, lament the Universal fire, pore over the Lost finale, and discuss the nihilistic themes of Rambo. Special guest Myles McNutt joins us from Cultural Learnings and Alex Billington joins us from Firstshowing. Have any questions/comments/suggestions? Feel free to e-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com.

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