MTV has given pilot orders to three scripted comedies, in addition to greenlighting “Ladylike,” a new hidden camera prank show from the creators of the network’s “Girl Code.”
“We are excited to be in business with some of the smartest and funniest voices out there and can’t wait to see these projects come to life,” said Mina Lefevre, EVP and head of scripted for MTV. “These unique and provocative comedies are the perfect way for us to expand our existing slate.”
“‘Girl Code’ is all about smart and funny women who aren’t afraid to talk about anything, and ‘Ladylike’ takes that sensibility to the streets to raise hell and challenge a few gender norms along the way,” said Lauren Dolgen, MTV’s head of reality programming and EVP of series development.
In “Ladylike,” “Girl Code” alums Nicole Byer, Jade Catta-Preta, and Matteo Lane and comedian Blair Socci take to the streets to redefine what it means to be “ladylike” through a hidden camera setup. With attitude and irreverence the cast will challenge social norms and unleash uncompromising and ridiculous situations on the unsuspecting public. The unscripted series is executive produced by Ryan Ling of Bird Brain Productions.
Byer will also star in a new scripted half-hour pilot for the network; the untitled project will star Byer as a young adult who is forced to move in with her sister and four kids in the suburbs after causing a fire in her New York City apartment. Aunt Nicole will offer her own brand of advice to her sister’s kids while trying to get her life back on track. Exec producers include Christian Lander and Avi Gilbert with 3 Arts Entertainment. Byer will serve as a consulting producer.
MTV’s other pilot orders include an untitled project from writing team and executive producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (“Leap Year,” “Can’t Hardly Wait”), and “Little Darlings” from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
In Kaplan and Elfont’s show, Paige and Jordan may be weed dealers, but in their eyes, they are entrepreneurs. Their dope delivery app is quickly gaining popularity with foodies, celebrities and — the most particular and crucial consumer — hipsters. This pilot takes a hilarious look at two girls living in L.A., desperate to succeed, find a little romance, and keep their clients happy and high — all with the least amount of effort possible. The project hails from Entertainment 360.
“Little Darlings” is a dark half-hour comedy about two very unlikely friends taking justice into their own hands and kicking literal ass on their college campus. Jules comes off as the perfect sorority dream girl, but little do her red-cup-toting sisters know, she’s got a completely different agenda come nightfall. Ophelia, your everyday stoner-hacker-hellion, has officially run out of effs to give, and when she discovers Jules may be the masked vigilante exacting justice on campus, her interest in college life is re-energized. Stacey Sher will serve as executive producer and Robinson will co-exec produce and wrote the pilot.