If MTV wanted to make it clear that it was the network for millennials, it did so with aplomb during its 2015 upfront presentation at New York's Beacon Theater Tuesday night. Featuring its top hosts and a concert by pop singer Jessie J, the network showcased what it would have to offer through the lens of the youth themselves.
At the age of 14, most people are concerned about starting high school. YouTube star Anthony Quintal—known to his fans as Lohanthony—had to manage hosting his own MTV Web show on top of the pressures of everyday teen life.
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.
Back in the day, Scott Howard was an undersized point guard with a bad outside hook shot and a self-professed egg allergy.
Four episodes in and it’s clear that CBS has a rare summer drama hit on its hands with Under the Dome, a claustrophobic yarn about a small town that is hermetically sealed under what amounts to a gigantic impermeable snow globe. Now the only question is when the network will make the renewal official.
Out with David Janollari, in with Susanne Daniels at MTV. The president of programming is leaving his post (the network characterized the departure as Janollari's decision) and will be replaced by Daniels, effective immediately.
All you people looking to watch attractive people doing inadvisable things on television, look out. You will have slightly fewer options in 2013. MTV's Jersey Shore has gone from a breakout hit to a dependable ratings earner, but after a ratings decline in its most recent go-round, its sixth season will be its last, according to the network.