MTV came to its Summer 2013 TCA Press Tour presentation on Friday (July 26) armed with an arsenal of news meant to pump critics and fans up for the future. Namely among them, a feature documentary following Miley Cyrus.
As Susanne Daniels, President of MTV Programming, announced, the one-hour film produced by MTV News and Docs team, will follow Cyrus as she works on her new album, showcasing the transformation the former Disney princess has experienced over the past few years.
Additionally, Daniels revealed that a writing team has been found for the pilot of “Scream,” the networks hope to expand on the successful horror film franchise. Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (“Criminal Minds,” “The Event” and “Revenge) will take on the huge challenge of turning the beloved franchise into a TV series without alienating a vocal fan base. Best of luck to them.
– Pilot pick-ups of comedies “Faking It” from Carter Covington (“10 Things I Hate About You”) and “Happyland” from Ben Epstein, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (“Smash”). “Faking It” revolves around two best friends who will do almost anything to fit in and be popular in high school, including pretending to be something they are not. “Happyland” is a soapy teen comedy that “explores the underbelly of one of the country’s most popular theme parks and those who work there.”
– “Snooki & JWOWW” and “Awkward” will return in October, though a date hasn’t been specified.
– “Teen Wolf” will written for its winter season on Jan. 6, 2014.
– “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” will return for a second season.