August 1st, MTV turned 30 years old. Yes, there might not be 24 hours of videos, but the music featured in the shows has helped promote independent artists and continues to bring exposure, accessibility and opportunities to bands all over the world.
And c’mon, we brought you Snookie.
JenMalone of Black & White is proud to be a part of the MTV family and involved in the Music Supervision, alongside supervisors Ben Hochstein (Awkward) and Nic Harcourt (I Just Want My Pants Back, Inbetweeners), for the following new slate of scripted series…
~High school is a confusing place, especially on MTV’s new teen comedy series Awkward. (Tuesdays, 11pm). Matty likes Jenna, but he won’t go public with their relationship. Matty’s best friend, Jake, also likes Jenna, but he’s got a girlfriend. And Jenna is just trying to make it through high school unscathed, but that’s become impossible after her accident-misconstrued-as-a-suicide-attempt snafu. The new scripted series has drawn comparisons to Easy A and Heathers and of course features some of the best new music around.
~MTV’s new scripted comedy series, I Just Want My Pants Back, follows series lead Jason Strider, played by up-and- coming actor Peter Vack, and his friends as they navigate the minefield of their post-collegiate years. From acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman (Bourne Identity) and based upon David J. Rosen’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, the series will feature 12 half-hour episodes. Production began July 2011 in Brooklyn, NY and is slated for a 2012 series launch. You can catch the premiere of the pilot episode after the VMA’s on August 28th, 2011 at 11pm.
~Spring 2012 will see the premiere of the US remake of the British Hit The Inbetweeners. Described as Freaks and Geeks meets Superbad, the half hour comedy follows four friends in High School, who are not the popular kids, but not geeky enough to be ‘uncool’. They are The Inbetweeners.