MTV has given eight-episode orders to two new comedy series, Deadline reports. Happyland will be "a soapy teen comedy which explores the underbelly of one of the country’s most popular theme parks and those who work there," while Faking It "revolves around two best friends who will do almost anything to fit in and be popular in high school — including pretending to be something they are not." The shows will join MTV's current comedy hit Awkward, which returns with the second half of its third season tomorrow night.
Recently, MTV has been attempting to reinvest in comedy, a genre it dominated in its early years with classics like [...]
MTV's weekly late night show, Nikki & Sara Live, is set to debut its second season tonight at 11. Hosted by comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, the series aired its first season in January and was quickly renewed for a second run of 12 episodes. For those unfamiliar with Nikki & Sara Live, the show is hosted from a Times Square studio by the two standups and features a mix of pop culture jokes, sketches, man on the street bits, and a celebrity interview in each episode.
Check out a sketch from season one below:
Comedian Eric Andre (Don't Trust the B, Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show) released this video today via the YouTube channel JASH. It's his audition to be host of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (or the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, as he jokes in the video), and you can use the hashtag #Andre4hostVMA13 to support the cause. It would lead to the most unpredictable VMAs ever, if this video, his Adult Swim series, and his captivating appearance on Attack of the Show! last year are any indication.
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous was almost an ideal summer show. The light-hearted MTV sitcom followed Bo Burnham as the titular Zach Stone, a teenager making his own reality show in a bid to become a celebrity by any means necessary. The season began a week after his high school graduation, and the final episode, which was burned off this past Saturday night, saw the summer draw to a close.
If only it were returning to MTV's schedule next summer so that we could check in Zach's fame-seeking progress. Alas, the show never found its audience, and MTV announced last week that it [...]
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous walks a fine line. Co-created by and starring YouTube sensation turned comedy wunderkind Bo Burnham, the mockumentary-style show follows a new high school graduate who hires a film crew to make a reality show about his life. “You’re watching exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of a pre-celebrity,” Zach Stone says in the first minute of the pilot. He’s spending his life savings, and foregoing college, to follow his dream of fame at all costs.
Mocking reality shows has existed almost as long as reality shows themselves and become almost a genre unto itself, with recent examples like spoof web series Burning Love and Bobcat Goldthwait’s [...]