MTV renewed two unscripted series and greenlit two more on Friday.
The network will bring back dating series “Are You the One” for Season 3 and reality game show “The Challenge” for Season 27. It has also greenlit “Girl Code Live,” a weekly late-night talker, and “Greatest Party Story Ever,” a half-hour weekly centered around outrageous tales.
MTV’s “The Challenge,” originally titled “Road Rules: All Stars” and later “Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” is a competitive spinoff of two of the network’s iconic reality series, “Real World” and “Road Rules.” The series places former contestants from those shows in exotic locations and pits them head-to-head in physically and emotionally exhausting challenges, with winners receiving cash and prizes.
“The Challenge,” created by Bunim/Murray Productions with executive producers Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth, has been renewed for 12 one-hour episodes.
“Are You the One?” focuses on 10 single women and 10 single guys who are put through an extensive matchmaking process. The 20 are then asked to spend a month together, during which they get to know one another and attempt to figure out which other contestant is their match. Winners get to split a $1 million cash prize.
The series, from executive producers Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler, has been given 10 one-hour episodes.
“Girl Code Live” is a weekly half-hour late-night talk show hosted by three ladies from “Girl Code,” Nessa, Carly and Awkwafina. The series will feature celebrity guests, musical artists, games and candid girl-talk in front of a live studio audience.
The series, from executive producer Ryan Ling and directed by Sarah De la O, has been given a 10-episode order.
“Greatest Party Story Ever” showcases epic tales ranging from debauchery and friendship to even celebrity encounters, all with a comedic tone. The stories will be brought to life through first-person storytelling and animation.
From Four Peaks Media Group and executive producers Ben Nemtin and Jonnie Penn, the series has been given a 10-episode order.