MTV reaches ‘Beach’ deal

Musicnet goes to 'Laguna' for third time

MTV has greenlit a third season of “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” while picking up new docusoap “8th & Ocean.”

Cabler has ordered up 10 new episodes of “Laguna,” which will continue to follow the lives and loves of a group of Orange County teens.

Most recent episode of the reality drama drew 2.88 million viewers, more than doubling the net’s third-quarter primetime average (1.16 million). Skein also ranks first in its Monday night time period in the 12-24 demo.

New segs will bow sometime next year.

Liz Gately created and exec produces “Laguna” alongside MTV’s Tony DiSanto and Go Go Luckey Prods.’ Gary Auerbach.

Also from the team behind “Laguna,” “8th & Ocean” will follow a group of aspiring fashion models living and working in South Beach, Fla. Like “Laguna,” show will be shot like a scripted drama — sans interviews and confessionals. Gately exec produces with DiSanto, Andrew Hoegl and Jonathan Singer (MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out”) also exec produce. Skein is slated for a first-quarter premiere.

” ‘Laguna Beach’s’ blend of fly-on-the-wall teen drama and entertainment has connected with our audience,” MTV Networks Music Group entertainment president Brian Graden said. “‘8th & Ocean’ will build upon this distinctive method of storytelling.”

Season finale for “Laguna” bows Nov. 14.

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