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2014-15 Upfront

MTV's Newest Series Include the Amazingly Titled Slednecks

One Bad Choice, Beyond Dance also in upfront lineup

Teen Wolf will return for another season on MTV.

MTV isn't getting off the kids-behaving-badly kick: after Jersey Shore and Buckwild, the network is going for a third locale filled with colorful young people, set in Alaska, called Slednecks.

The network also has Beyond Dance, a dancing competition series, and One Bad Choice, a Teen Mom-style series about people who made a poor decision and then dealt with the consequences. The upfront was music-heavy, as befitting the M in the network's name, with performances by Bastille and Zed, among others. But it also included an unexpected part of the Viacom portfolio: LGBT-themed network Logo, which has a new series called The Secret Guide to Fabulous Living. 

Logo is now under the MTV umbrella and shares some staff with the larger net after the recent departure of its gm; MTV2 leader Chris McCarthy now manages the network, though Logo still has a distinct staff. MTV said Logo would be about "not how to have it all, but what to do with what you have," which seems to be of a piece with MTV's working-class subject matter these days. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos will produce.

Scripted series returning included, of course, Teen Wolf, and Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness. The network's summer slate (thus far) will show exclusively on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, though a network rep says they'll announce Wednesday programming later on.

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