Way, way back in the 2000s, MTV released Clone High, a hilarious animated series about clones of historical figures all attending the same high school. The series came from creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and back then, Lord and Miller weren’t the big names they are today. But now things have changed – Lord and Miller are in high-demand and it looks like they’re using their newfound powers to bring back Clone High. The Clone High reboot will be “re-imagined” by Lord and Miller, along with Clone High co-creator Bill Lawrence.
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One of the staple cartoons for teens and adults in the 1990s was Beavis and Butt-Head on MTV. Created by and starring Office Space and Idiocracy writer/director Mike Judge, the series focused on two dimwitted, aimless losers as they clumsily made their way through school, their fast food jobs, and life. Now the series is making a comeback with Comedy Central ordering two new seasons with an option to create new spin-offs and specials with the show’s characters. Read More »
We may never find out who wins Best Kiss — though we may not want to find out, in the age of coronavirus-induced social distancing. This year’s MTV Movie Awards, which are usually held in June, have been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But there may be a chance that this glitzy awards ceremony will be pushed to December.
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Next month will mark 25 years since the MTV sketch comedy series The State went off the air. Named after the comedy troupe at the center of the series, The State featured Kevin Allison (Flight of the Conchords), Michael Ian Black (Another Period), Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!), Todd Holoubek (The Ten), Michael Patrick Jann (Little Britain USA), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital), Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and David Wain (Role Models) starring in a variety of comedy sketches. Now they’re all getting back together for a virtual reunion on Zoom where they will read classic and never-before-seen sketches to benefit a couple organizations. Read More »
When CBS All Access launched in the fall of 2014, it was created as a way for audiences to access libraries of current and old shows from CBS. Eventually, it expanded to include original programming like Star Trek: Discovery, the reboot of The Twilight Zone, and The Good Fight. Despite having a limited selection of library titles and original programming, the service has racked up over 4 million subscribers as of spring last year. But CBS All Access is about to get a makeover.
The newly merged ViacomCBS is considering combining the CBS All Access streaming service with a slew of Viacom’s content creators in order to launch a new streaming service. The yet-to-be-named (or officially announced) ViacomCBS streaming service would merge everything available on CBS All Access with more assets from the likes of cable channels like Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, and Comedy Central, the streaming channel Pluto TV, and the film library of Paramount Pictures. Read More »
Remember The Real World? The reality show about seven strangers who stop being polite, and start getting real? It’s back, in Facebook Watch form. MTV Studios is teaming with Facebook’s streaming service to re-launch the popular reality show for a whole new generation. The series will now have an interactive element as well, allowing viewers to vote on one contestant to join the show. More on the Real World reboot below.
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MTV is going back to the drawing board with a Daria reboot as part of their new MTV Studios. The Daria reboot is one of several revivals MTV has planned, alongside The Real World and Aeon Flux.
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Aeon Flux is returning to its small-screen roots. The cult series first aired on MTV as an experimental animated series in 1991, and was later adapted into a 2005 feature film starring Charlize Theron. But after the critical and commercial disappointment of the big-screen Aeon Flux, MTV is having another go at it — this time, on its home turf.
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Do you remember Total Request Live on MTV? The result of a mash-up of the live program MTV Live and the fan-controlled countdown aspect of Total Request, the program would become one of the most popular programs on the music-based network in the late 90s and through the late 2000s. Hosted by Carson Daly before The Voice was a thing and airing weekday afternoons, the series had fans voting by internet, phone and text for which music videos from their favorite artists would make a Top 10 countdown. Getting the #1 spot was quite the coveted honor, and the show was one of those things that all the cool kids were watching after school.
Total Request Live (or TRL as it came to be known) was canceled back in the fall of 2008, but now nine years later, MTV has announced they will be rebooting the program in October touting a new studio in Times Square, just like the original show, but with “bigger audiences, expansive sets and simultaneous productions including new digital extensions of TRL.” We’re not really sure what that last part means, but we’re also not really sure why Total Request Live is being rebooted in the age of YouTube where music videos are just the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen away. Read More »
MTV’s television reboot of Teen Wolf hasn’t even shed its claws yet, and the cable network is already looking to reboot it again…but this time as a podcast. Um, what?
You read that right: Teen Wolf, which itself was a gritty TV reboot of a 1985 camp classic film starring Michael J. Fox, is facing another transformation into an anthology series and a continuation of the current series in podcast form.
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