One new MTV series will reward people with cash for realizing that they’re on television — yes, that’s right
MTV is about to experience some epic fail — on purpose.
The network announced Wednesday that it is adding four new series to its lineup, including the half-hour panel show "Epic Fail," to its lineup.
The network also announced the special "Dev," which will follow up-and-coming "Like a G6" singer Dev as she navigates her musical career and young motherhood.
"Epic Fail" will embrace the awkward and embarrassing moments of viewers' lives, according to MTV. "With re-enactments, text messages, status updates and photos all submitted by our audience, the series will share their most cringe-worthy moments," the network said of the new venture.
The one-hour offering "The Heights," meanwhile, sounds much like the previous MTV hit "The Hills," though set in a far less sunnier climes. The show will follow "a group of best friends living, working and playing in the gritty, diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. Though fiercely proud of where they come from, the show charts the triumphs and pitfalls as the cast struggle to push past the confines of their upbringing in order to carve out bright futures for themselves."
"Totally Clueless" will follow "Punk'd" into MTV's hidden-camera programming — with the difference being that, in the new offering, people will win cash for figuring out that they are on television. "Our team of improv actors puts people into escalating rounds of uncomfortable situations," the network said of the show. "The sooner they figure out they are on a game show the more money they win."
Finally, there's "MTV's This Is How I Made It," a half-hour aspirational offering that will feature celebrities revealing their own recipes for success, along with direct advice to viewers on how to find success in their own lives.