MTV Orders Fantasy ‘Shannara’ to Series; ‘Catfish’ Gets 4th Season

MTV Orders Fantasy 'Shannara' to Series; 'Catfish' Gets 4th Season

MTV's answer to “Game of Thrones” is based on series of Terry Brooks novels that began in 1977

MTV has given a straight-to-series order to “Shannara,” a fantasy based on a series of Terry Brooks novels that began in 1977.

Also, hoaxing people online is apparently still a thing: The network also ordered a fourth season of “Catfish.”

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The network made the announcements at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

The network ordered a 10-episode first season, but the show will have plenty of material from which to draw: There are more than 20 books in Brooks’ series.

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Jonathan Liebesman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) will direct the first two episodes and executive produce. Writers Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville”) will executive produce, and Jon Favreau, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah will also executive produce. Sonar Entertainment is MTV's producing partner and the international distributor.