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MTV greenlights scripted series about a fame-seeking teen

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Image Credit: BryanIf Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and the Jersey Shore cast have taught us anything, it’s that with the right look, a good publicist, and the ability to ham it up for cameras on cue, almost anyone can become famous without doing much of anything at all. MTV is taking that idea and rolling with it for a new still-untitled scripted series, starring rising comedian Bo Burham, who will also write and executive produce the show, about an American teen fresh out of high school who makes it his mission to become a celebrity despite a lack of actual “talent.”

The new show is the latest scripted series on MTV’s slate, joining the just-finished Hard Times of R.J. Berger , an upcoming adaptation of the U.K.’s Skins, and Teen Wolf, an update of the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie.

What do you say? Will you be tuning into this new pilot? What do you think of MTV’s new scripted fare?