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MTV Adds Reality Shows About Virgins, Cooking Competitions and More

Cabler also joining forces once again with 'Jersey Shore' creator for daytime strip

MTV offered a slew of reality pickups today, including a docuseries about virgins and the network’s first-ever prime cooking competition effort.

“We’ve got a pretty explosive line-up with this new slate of shows – virgins, food and exes – all part of the millennial palate,” said Susanne Daniels, MTV’s head of programming. “I’m very proud of our team who really dug deep to unearth unchartered areas or unique twists on genres that will appeal to our audience.”

The “Untitled Virgins Project,” from Endemol USA, is an hourlong, weekly docuseries centering on young adults who try to navigate their lives as virgins.

“MTV’s House of Food” sends a group of aspiring young chefs to a house in Los Angeles where they will learn from noted culinary honchos and compete for the apprenticeship of a lifetime. Hourlong weekly primetime program, which blends the food competition space with house reality shows, is produced by T Group Prods., with Jenny Daly and Mike Duffy exec producing.

“Snackdown,” from MTV regular Rob Dyrdek, joins the cabler’s afternoon lineup. The halfhour strip features amateur chefs battling it out in an array of snack-inspired challenges for a cash prize and spot in the “Snackdown” cookbook. Eddie Huang hosts the program, while model Chrissy Teigen, chef Jason Quinn and a third judge evaluate the contestants. From Superjacket Prods. and Broken Road Prods., Dyrdek exec produces with Shane Nickerson and Todd Garner.

Finally, MTV has re-teamed with “Jersey Shore” creator SallyAnn Salsano and her 495 Prods. for “The Ex and the Why,” a halfhour daytime strip that offers the brokenhearted a chance at closure thanks to a surprise meeting with their ex.

All reality shows will join MTV’s lineup next year.

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