NEW YORK (AP) — The “House of Style” that MTV built back in 1989 has undergone some serious renovation, but it always had good bones. The show’s past and present come together in a documentary, “House of Style: Music, Models, and MTV,” that premieres Saturday (10 p.m. ET). Originally launched with supermodel Cindy Crawford, “House […]
Big events elicit big social media chatter, but the social media rankings are not in the same order as the ratings rankings. According to the social media research company Trendrr, the No. 1 chatter-getter so far this year is MTV’s Music Video Awards, with some 19.2 million social interactions. Right behindit is the Super Bowl on NBC, grabbing 17.5 million social messages. CBS’ Grammy Awards special came next at 17.1 million,with NBC’s recent airing of the Summer Olympics closing ceremony right behind at 11.7 million.
MTV says the upcoming season of the reality cash cow will be its last, ending frequent speculation that the network would maintain the franchise with a new cast. Season Six begins Oct. 4, with production already completed.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The party is on hold for The Situation. The “Jersey Shore” cast member is getting treatment for prescription medication use. Mike Sorrentino says he’s voluntarily seeking to “take control” of medication he was taking to deal with exhaustion. The 29-year-old reality star known for his steel abs made the admission on […]
I Just Want My Pants Back is a relationship comedy with a cast in their 20s. PTC says its going after the show’s sponsors because MTV is targeting 12-year-old children with the show’s risque content.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If Snooki and JWoww need a place to live, Jersey Shore will welcome them with open arms. Jersey Shore, Pa., that is. The Central Pennsylvania Film Office wants the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” reality show to go to the tiny borough in north-central Pennsylvania or to nearby Williamsport to shoot a […]
The watchdog group’s new study, “Reality on MTV: Gender Portrayals on MTV Reality Programming” is based on a content analysis of the most popular primetime cable reality shows among children and teens ages 12 to 17 during the 2011 TV season. “Teen-targeted reality TV is doing little more than ’empowering’ young girls to be overly negative,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV has set the dates for next year’s MTV Movie and Video Music Awards. The MTV Movie Awards will air live from Los Angeles on June 3. After an August date in Los Angeles this year, the VMAs will move to Sept. 9. A host city hasn’t been announced. The show […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nearly two decades after their heyday, Beavis and Butthead are coming back. Creator Mike Judge says the ever adolescent, trash-talking duo will return to MTV in the fall. Judge came to Comic-Con to talk about the reboot of his beloved animated characters and offer a peek at the new season, which […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn, who along with his castmates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34. Dunn, a daredevil whose most famous skits included diving into a sewage tank and shoving a […]
How much will ABC dance away with this spring? Can CBS ride the Hawaii 5-0 wave? Can the new bosses turn around NBC? Here’s a handy guide to what the big names in TV have going for them, and what baggage they carry.
NEW YORK (AP) — Life isn’t always a day at the beach for the stars of “Jersey Shore,” so three of its cast members will also be appearing in MTV spinoffs. The network said Thursday that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley have been paired in a new reality series that will follow their […]
Stephen K. Friedman, who led five quarters of growth as MTV’s general manager, has been named the network’s new president. During Friedman’s time as GM, the network launched the hits Jersey Shore, Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant. It has also unveiled the scripted shows The Hard Times of R.J. Berger and the upcoming Teen Wolf.
MTV has promoted Garrett English to senior vice president, executive in charge, music production for MTV. English reports to Richard Gay, SVP, executive in charge, music production, and is based in New York City. In this role, English will continue to serve as the lead production executive for all of MTV’s tent pole on-air programs, […]
The Parents Television Council is urging members to contact their state attorneys general, urging them to investigate whether local cable and satellite providers violated child pornography laws by distributing the MTV show.
NEW YORK (AP) — The audience for MTV’s racy teen drama “Skins” plunged to 1.6 million Monday night, a drop-off of more than half from its premiere a week earlier, according to Nielsen Co. ratings. The viewer slump may signal a triumph for the Parents Television Council, a watchdog group that had blasted the series’ […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jersey Shore” is headed to the Motherland. The popular MTV reality TV series starring a group of hard-partying Italian-Americans will film its fourth season in Italy, the network said Tuesday. “While the stateside ‘Jersey Shore’ locales have become iconic for our audience, it’s really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst the cast […]