MTV Greenlights New Unscripted Series for 2014 Season Including ‘Untitled Virgins Project & ‘MTV’s House of Food’
via press release:
MTV GREEN-LIGHTS NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES FOR 2014 SEASON INCLUDING “UNTITLED VIRGINS PROJECT” AND
“MTV’s HOUSE OF FOOD” (WT)
Pick-ups Include Two New Afternoon Series “SNACKDOWN” (WT) and “The Ex and the Why”
MTV Also Picks up Season 4 of Hit Scripted Series “Awkward” with New Show Runners: Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler
Santa Monica, CA (August 5, 2013) – MTV announced today the pick-up of four new unscripted shows set to debut in 2014. Part of the new schedule includes two prime time weekly series with “Untitled Virgins Project,” a docu-series following the lives of young adults as they navigate the world of relationships and sexual pressures all while sharing one major thing in common: virginity; and “MTV’s House of Food” (working title) featuring young aspiring chefs living under one roof while competing in a variety of cooking competitions for a rare chance to win a career-launching apprenticeship.
Additionally, MTV green-lit two new afternoon series, “SNACKDOWN” (working title) from the beautifully twisted mind of Rob Dyrdek comes a new cooking competition show, challenging young cooks to unleash their imaginations on your standard “munchies fare” and elevate them to a fully baked art-form; and “The Ex and the Why” a 30-minute daytime strip where young adults who have unresolved issues from past relationships are given the chance to make amends.
In making the announcements, MTV President of Programming Susanne Daniels said, “We’ve got a pretty explosive line-up with this new slate of shows – virgins, food and exes – all part of the millennial palate.” She added, “I’m very proud of our team who really dug deep to unearth unchartered areas or unique twists on genres that will appeal to our audience.”
Daniels also announced the Season 4 pick-up of MTV’s hit scripted series, “Awkward” with new show runners. Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler ( “90210,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Are You There, Chelsea?” and “Reba”) will now serve as Executive Producers of the popular scripted comedy. The second half of Season 3 of “Awkward” will premiere in October, with Season 4 running in 2014. The series was created by Lauren Iungerich.
Below are the new show descriptions and credits:
“Untitled Virgins Project”– This series follows the lives of young adults trying to maneuver the often tricky world of virginity which includes messy love lives, awkward parental sex talks, sexually active friends, and the pressure to give in to their temptations — all of which can make for a very tumultuous journey. Throughout each episode of this hour-long weekly show, MTV will explore the stories of different v-card-carrying cast members across the country, all dealing with the overwhelming question of keeping their virginity… or losing it. The series will be supported with informational resources from MTV’s Emmy and Peabody-winning “It’s Your (Sex) Life” campaign, which empowers young people to make better decisions about their sexual health.