Cabler also greenlights dating strip 'Parental'
MTV has greenlit a pair of primetime reality shows for the fall, ordering up “The Reality Show” from Superdelicious (MTV’s “That ’70s House”) and Brit format “Bad Dads, Phat Mums” from Scout Prods. (“Queer Eye”).
Cabler also has greenlit afternoon dating strip “Parental Control,” from Ben Silverman’s Reveille Entertainment, and renewed “Pimp My Ride,” “Meet the Barkers” and “Next.”
In addition, MTV has announced a July 21 premiere date for “Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘n’ Out” (Daily Variety, Nov. 8). Sketch comedy/improv series features two teams of emerging comics — led each week by a different celebrity guest — in a head-to-head competish.
MTV Networks music group entertainment prexy Brian Graden said the new shows “offer viewers new formats across all programming genres.”
Competition skein “Reality Show” features viewers auditioning to star in their own reality show.
“Bad Dads,” which originates from MTV U.K., centers on two fans aiming to re-create a musicvideo by their favorite artist — using their moms and dads as stars. Skein is the first format to translate Stateside from one of MTV’s international channels.
Then there’s daily strip “Parental Control,” which allows parents to choose dates for their kids in the hopes of getting rid of a current significant other. After being set up on a couple of dates, offspring will decide whether to continue with his or her squeeze or try one of the parents’ choices.
New skeins join a lineup of upcoming originals that include “Run’s House,” starring Reverend Run from Run DMC; mobile home makeover show “Trailer Fabulous”; dating strip “Score”; talent search “Project Seventeen”; retro reality skein “MTV’s The ’70s House”; and Sunday Stew entrant “The Andy Milonakis Show,” from exec producer Jimmy Kimmel.