Paramount’s MTV Entertainment Studios, the film and television production division of MTV Entertainment Group, unveiled a list of more than 90 greenlights and renewals across its platforms this week.
Advertisements for the series have been made for MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Smithsonian Channel and Paramount+. The new unscripted series covers family dynamics, love and relationships, and social experiences.
The announcement was highlighted by some high-profile franchise extensions. MTV will air Buckhead Shoreproduced by 495, which takes up the Shore franchise in Buckhead, Georgia, otherwise known as the “Beverly Hills of the South”. The franchise also has a second upcoming series for MTV starting at 495 in Jersey Shore 2.0 (w/t), which follows a new generation of roommates on the Jersey Shore.
MTV will also reboot the surreal life franchise, produced by 51 Minds and MTV Entertainment Studios. The former VH1 hit sees eight celebrities go on a journey together that forces them to put aside their public personas. The network also renews the teen mom franchisee with Teen Mom: The Next Chapter (w/t), which brings together the casts of teen mom and teen mom 2 to check where they are now. The new Teen Mom series is produced by Eleventh Street and MTV Entertainment Studios.
Comedy Central has announced a new version of the iconic stand-up comedy film The Original Kings of Comedy. The New Kings and Queens of Comedyproduced by Propagate and Walter Latham, is an unscripted competition series pitting 10 comedians against each other.
Other new series announced at MTV Entertainment Group’s Upfront include:
Encounters at sea (w/t) – singles from all over the world embark on a cruise in search of love, although none of the participants speak the same language.
Love at the first lie: who is in a relationship and who is a scammer – couples compete to find out who among them is in a genuine relationship and who is pretending to scam the others out of a cash prize. Produced by Lime Pictures.
power play (w/t) – a series of social experiments in which 13 strangers have absolute power to control the lives of those around them, while competing for a cash prize.
The new series announced for VH1 includes:
Hall of Love: The Ultimate Dating Experience – a dating series in which three single friends walk into a literal room of eligible men ready to commit, with the women having a choice of who to hang out with. Produced by eOne.
Shaunie and Keion wedding special (w/t) – reality star Shaunie O’Neal of basketball wives is the focus of this series with Pastor Keion Henderson, following the preparation for their destination wedding. Produced by Antoinette Media.
VH1 Unfaithful: Caught in the Act – a series of investigations that help suspicious lovers try to catch cheating partners in the act. Produced by Antoinette Media.
The Upfront also included the announcement of a trio of new additions to the Paramount+ streaming service:
All Star Shore – the first party contest series featuring 14 reality stars from various hit reality series, including jerseyshore, Family vacation ashore, Love is blind, geordie coast, Acapulco coast, Rio shoreline, Bachelor in Paradise and more. Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and ITV Netherlands.
The Challenge: World Championship (w/t) – winners of four Challenge (picture) series (UNITED STATES, Argentina, Australia and UK) will qualify for a World Championship. Produced by Bunim Murray Productions.
The Smithsonian channel also announced a new series of MTVE. The Exhibition: In Search of the Next Great Artist follows seven emerging artists selected from across the United States as they compete for the limelight at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden on the National Mall in Washington DC