'Teen Wolf' Renewed by MTV for 24 Episode Season 3

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July 12th, 2012

via press release:

Tune-in to the Next All-New Episode on Monday, July 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
to Find Out if Everyone Makes it Out Alive!
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 12, 2012)—MTV announced to a packed room of fans at Comic-Con today the pick-up of a third season of its hit drama series “Teen Wolf.” Season three will feature 24 episodes, double the number of its first and second seasons, and will shoot in Los Angeles. This unprecedented pick-up marks the first time an MTV primetime scripted series has been renewed for a third season and the largest episode order in the scripted category to date.
“‘Teen Wolf’ represents a terrific foray into the scripted world for the millennial MTV audience, and marks tremendous success in the continued diversification of our schedule,” said David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming. “Renewing the show for a third season celebrates the creative vision of Executive Producer Jeff Davis and the remarkable talent of the cast who bring this bona fide fan favorite to life.”
“Teen Wolf” was the #1 show in its time period among teens during its season one run, and has continued to reign in the demo throughout the second season. The series currently ranks as the #1 series across all TV in its time period among the key P12-34 demo, and draws 1.8 million total viewers each week.
On the social front, “Teen Wolf” is dominating the conversation, ranking weekly as one of the most social shows on cable, according to Trendrr. In addition, the series is seeing triple digit gains in both Facebook and Twitter engagement.
In the all-new episode on Monday, July 16, Scott and Stiles come up with a method to trap the new lizard-like shapeshifter, the Kanima, during a secret concert, while Allison's mother devises a plan of her own to take care of Scott once and for all. Will everyone make it out alive? “Teen Wolf” airs Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Click herefor a special sneak peek.
To check out the music featured in Monday night’s episode and for free downloads of featured songs, visit Soundtrack.MTV.com. For more ways to connect with “Teen Wolf” like it on Facebook or follow the show on Twitter.
“Teen Wolf” is part of MTV’s continued commitment to scripted programming, along with the critically acclaimed comedy “Awkward,” the launch of the comedy “The Inbetweeners ” on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and the dramedy “Underemployed ” coming this fall.
“Teen Wolf” is a sexy, suspenseful drama about transformation set against the backdrop of contemporary teen life, with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core. The series stars Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, Dylan O'Brien as Stiles, Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, Holland Roden as Lydia Martin and Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore.
"Teen Wolf" was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, "Criminal Minds") who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break"), René Echevarria ("Medium," "Castle"), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. Russell Mulcahy ("Highlander," "Resident Evil: Extinction") is co-executive producer. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The "Teen Wolf" series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. Justin Levy, Julie Schwachenwald and Anne Marie McGintee are the MTV executives in charge of production. The series is a co-production with MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.
Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. Ssn 2: 6/3/12-7/9/12. Ranked on 000s.
About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.


  • What

    that sht crayy……

  • Dana

    Excited for season three!

  • Tommy


    *Happy Dance*

    Love ‘Teen Wolf’! Now all MTV has to do is give “Awkward” the same treatment!

  • Aerilyn


    Now MTV, do this for Awkward. as well and all will be right.

    Seriously, who would have ever thought that MTV would have brought us two well scripted and written shows with Teen Wolf and Awkward.? They both have great casts, excellent writing, witty humor, and its quality television if I’m honest.

    Glad to hear this news, now do the same for Awkward. please!

  • tv#1

    24 is way too many episodes. They are better off with 12. Now they are going to have to air outside of the summer season, which is not going to benefit them. For the most part I like the show, but I don’t want to watch it outside of summer. It feels like a summer show. It isn’t strong enough to compete in the fall/winter/spring. I don’t know if I want to continue watching it now.

  • Anthony

    24 episodes is going to ruin this show. Cheap cable shows shouldn’t get over 13 episodes. Look at the garbage ABC Family pumps out with 24 episodes a year.

  • Max

    WOW. 24 is a whole lot.

    They should seriously consider pulling an ABC Family type strategy and airing 12 at one time, taking a break, and then airing the next 12. I wouldn’t do 24 all in one shot.

  • Arcadia

    Does this mean that Teen Wolf is going to be a fall show now, or just a super long summer show?

  • Potato


    You might not watch it… because of when they’ll air episodes. SO…LITTLE…LOGIC…

  • Debb

    I miss when MTV was actually a music channel. I remember when the Thriller video (by Michael Jackson) premiered. I even remember the “Laguna Beach” saga. Now MTV is doing shows like this, Snooki, and Real World. I hate it.

  • Tommy

    I think 24 episodes is perfect, especially since I would be SHOCKED if they aired them all at once. I wouldn’t be surprise if they even aired 3A summer of 13 and 3B summer of 14.

    Especially since the Tax break is the reason they got the double length order…

  • Ram510

    YES!!! I’m happy it’s renewed this season has gotten better and really good so far. But 24 episodes??? I’m guessing some will run in the fall/winter? I don’t see how the can fit all those in one summer.

    And I hope they have really compelling episodes planned out and not a lot of filler episodes. Even Vampire Diaries has quite a bit of filler and they only have 22 episode seasons. Any how good job MTV, I’m sure a Awkward renewal is soon to follow

  • Aerilyn

    I believe Jeff Davis said in the past that should the show be renewed for a larger season, he’d still keep the same format as Season 1 and Season 2 have with their 12 episode seasons. I’m not worried about it. I’m really HAPPY about it, and I hope Awkward. gets the same. Even though Awkward. didn’t get the same tax break as Teen Wolf, I’m sure it’s a lot cheaper to produce since they don’t use any sort of special effects and it’s a half hour dramedy.

  • oz

    Teen Wolf was one of a dozen TV series that won California’s film and TV tax credit lottery. The 24 episodes appear to be related to that, even the California Film Commission had indicated on June 1st it would film a minimum 24 episodes after moving production from Georgia. Wouldn’t be surprised if they split the airing of the episodes across 2013/2014.

  • Anthony

    They ordered 24 because they got a tax credit from California to shoot there, but it is only a one season deal, so the upped the normal order in order to better take advantage of the cheaper price.

  • Dean_W

    So happy for ‘Teen Wolf’ but I’m scared for it. 24 Episodes is too much for a show like that. The Seasons of ‘Teen Wolf’ are OK with 12-16 Episodes not more !

  • Jase

    Twenty-four episodes isn’t bad at all. My guess, like others have said, is that they will break this up (with the first batch airing in Mid-Jan./Feb. ’13 and the rest in late June/July ’13).

    I highly doubt they would stretch the season over two years. The biggest challenges for them will be maintaining viewer’s interest and not ruin the show with weak story lines/arches.

  • Jared

    I don’t watch Teen Wolf..but happy none the less for the fans of the show..Hopefully Awkward gets an early renewal as well!..

  • Kaylie

    Perfect!!!!! They should air it in the winter-spring & late June-fall.

  • ACR

    Now do the same with Awkward. pleaseee! And with 24 episodes also, that show is way too short

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