You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

MTV Skips New Year’s Eve Special For ‘Teen Wolf’ Teaser, Marathons

MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special.

Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne.

This year, MTV will carry a marathon of its Internet video clip show “Ridiculousness” leading up to midnight. As 2016 begins, the cabler will show the six-minute cold open from “Teen Wolf’s” season 5B premiere, which bows in full on Jan. 5.

The “Teen Wolf” teaser will be followed by episodes of “Ridiculousness” through 7 a.m.

The change spurred rumors that the decision to table its Times Square special was a result of cost concerns amid diminishing viewership on a night that is challenging for all networks to program. But insiders disputed that characterization.

MTV is believed to have aired New Year’s Eve-specific programming every year since its debut in 1981, when it carried the “New Year’s Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Ball,” featuring Karla deVito, Bow Wow Wow and David Johansen, live from New York’s Hotel Diplomat.

(Pictured: “Teen Wolf”)

More TV

  • Jenji Kohan

    'Orange Is the New Black' Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multi-Year Netflix Overall Deal

    MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special. Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne. This year, MTV will carry a marathon […]

  • Marti Noxon Mattew Weiner

    Marti Noxon Backs Matthew Weiner Sexual Harassment Accuser: 'I Believe Kater Gordon'

    MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special. Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne. This year, MTV will carry a marathon […]

  • Dana Walden American Idol

    Fox's Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board of Directors

    MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special. Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne. This year, MTV will carry a marathon […]

  • PSYCH: THE MOVIE -- Pictured: (l-r)

    'Psych: The Movie' Pays Tribute to Fans, Timothy Omundson and David Bowie

    MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special. Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne. This year, MTV will carry a marathon […]

  • Downton Abbey Season 6

    Michelle Dockery on 'Downton Abbey' Movie: 'I'm Hopeful That It Will Happen'

    MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special. Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne. This year, MTV will carry a marathon […]

  • Dave Chappelle's Third Netflix Stand-Up Special

    Dave Chappelle's Third Netflix Stand-Up Special Sets Release Date

    MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special. Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne. This year, MTV will carry a marathon […]

  • Nashville season 5 trailer

    'Nashville' to End After Upcoming Season 6 on CMT

    MTV is changing up its New Year’s Eve plan this year, opting for marathons and a “Teen Wolf” teaser instead of its traditional countdown special. Last year, MTV downscaled its New Year’s Eve effort to an hourlong special live from Times Square hosted by Victoria Justice and Charlamagne. This year, MTV will carry a marathon […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content