MTV is hoping for its next scripted hit in Scream.
Nearly a year after THR reported that the cable network was eyeing a television adaptation of the Kevin Williamson-created franchise, MTV is moving forward with an official pilot order, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Produced with Dimension Films, MTV is currently in search of writers for the one-hour project while Scream director Wes Craven is in discussions to direct the pilot. Should Scream receive a series order, it would be slated for a summer 2014 launch and would join current scripted offerings Teen Wolf (also adapted from a film franchise) and Awkward.
DiGa Vision will produce, with former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley serving as executive producers.
Additionally, MTV has renewed Jersey Shore offshoot Snooki & JWOWW for a third season. Its sophomore season was the top original series in the time period in MTV's core persons 12-34 demographic. Season three will continue to follow Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWOWW" Farley's journey as they navigate radical life changes.
Three new reality series have also been ordered at MTV: Generation Cryo, centered on kids conceived by anonymous sperm donors; Nurse Nation (working title), revolving around nine young travel nurses assigned to work at a new hospital in a new city; and The Hook Up, a dating show hosted by MTV2's Guy Code host Andrew Schulz that will air as an afternoon strip.
Sister network MTV2 has set a premiere date for Nick Cannon's improv comedy series Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n Out, which originally aired on MTV from 2005-07. Returning at 11 p.m. July 9, Cannon will be joined by Kevin Hart, Guy Code's Lil DuVal, Amar'e Stoudemire, Mac Miller, 2Chainz, Machine Gun Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Joe Budden.
Joining the MTV2 schedule will be new series Guy Court, a half-hour comedic courtroom show launching this fall. Familiar MTV2 personalities will determine the guilt or innocence of a slew of cases in accordance with Guy Code.
MTV2 has also renewed Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family, which wrapped its first season as the network's highest-rated rookie season, for a sophomore run. Mac Miller will begin production later this year, with an early 2014 return.