Show falls victim to "Dawson's Creek" syndrome, where the kids all talk like college professors, and the adults are blathering boobs.
The scant resemblance to the 1985 relic starring Michael J. Fox is a serviceable addition to MTV's nascent scripted efforts.
MTV has chosen Clay Spencer and Justin Levy to run scripted programming and development, reporting to programming topper David Janollari.
A little more than two years ago, Seth Grahame-Smith was busy working as an intern at CBS. A little more than two months ago, he was sitting down for drinks and dinner with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp…
MTV has moved further into the scripted world, giving series orders to the coming-of-age entry "That Girl" and the horror comedy "Death Valley."