MTV picks up six new series
Coming off a fairly successful summer in the ratings game, MTV has announced plans to pick up two scripted and four reality series.
In scripted fare, there’s Underemployed and Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous. The former comes from Emmy-nominated executive producer Craig Wright (Dirty Sexy Money, Brothers & Sisters) and chronicles the trials of post-college life. Zach Stone is a comedy series that satires “this generation’s desire to just be famous…because they can,” says a release. Viral video comedy star Bo Burnham (pictured) will star and exec produce.
The network also greenlit four reality and docu-series shows. Catfish, which comes from the same filmmaker behind the indie Facebook film, follows couples who have only interacted online and brings them together for the first time. Wake Brothers chronicles the sibling rivalry between pro wakeboarder, Philip Soven, and his 19-year-old brother Bob. Wait Till Next Year is a football-themed reality show about an underdog tea’s transformation. And Hoods is a new docu-series that follows celebrities as they visit their hometowns. The first episode will feature Ke$ha returning to Nashville, Tenn.