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

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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”)

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  1. Kylie White says:

    I love Teen Wolf and all but why is it called MTV when there is never any music anymore

  2. Oscar says:

    So the channel is dying deep, where is the music? Gone, gane. So bye bye mtv RIP

  3. wjm980 says:

    MTV and VH1 are both irrelevant and show simply shut down.

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