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2012 MTV Movie Awards winners

The “2012 MTV Movie Awards” broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheatre with unexpected moments from a stage fashioned as a futuristic drive-in, immersing fans in the magic of the movies. Master of Ceremonies Russell Brand set the tone for a night of surprise moments and wins as well as electric musical performances. Among the biggest moments was an introduction by Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry of Johnny Depp, the recipient of this year’s Generation Award, right before the Academy Award® nominated actor shocked the audience by strapping on his guitar and joining The Black Keys for a no-holds-barred rendition of the rock duo’s “Gold On the Ceiling” into “Lonely Boy.”
Chart-topping indie rock band fun. got the show off to a rousing start with a rendition of their anthem “We Are Young,” performing inside a giant velvet-padded box and flanked by a 12-person choir and singer Janelle Monae. The band kicked off a night that recognized first-time golden popcorn winners as well as fan-favorite films and a diverse array of filmmakers, actors and musical artists. The audience was treated to an epic tribute to the first two installments of “The Dark Knight” trilogy and an exclusive sneak peek of “The Dark Knight Rises,” introduced by director, writer and producer Christopher Nolan, along with cast members Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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MTV developing TV series based on Scream

TV Line is reporting that MTV is developing a weekly TV series based on the Scream horror franchise.

Former MTV execs Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, who are shepherding the project under their DiGa production shingle, are on the hunt for a writer to pen the pilot.

It’s unclear how much, if […]

MTV cancels I Just Want My Pants Back

MTV has canceled the comedy series I Just Want My Pants Back after just one season on the air:

“We’re proud to have aired I Just Want My Pants Back, with its impressive creative pedigree and talented group of actors,” MTV said in a statement. “Many factors go in to determining renewals, however, […]

MTV announces nominations for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

The nominees are in for the “2012 MTV Movie Awards,” with The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids neck-in-neck with eight nominations each, including the categories “MOVIE OF THE YEAR,” “BEST CAST” and “BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE.” Fans will have the “Power of the Popcorn” in their hands as winner voting opens today, May 1, at MovieAwards.MTV.com and will stay open through Saturday, June 2nd. As in previous years, the category of “MOVIE OF THE YEAR” will remain an ongoing battle throughout the live show when the 21st annual “2012 MTV Movie Awards” airs live on Sunday, June 3rd at 9pm ET/PT on MTV from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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MTV renews Jersey Shore for a sixth season

MTV gets ready for fist pumps and baby bumps, with the announcement of a sixth season of “Jersey Shore.” Production is set to begin Summer 2012 in Seaside Heights, NJ. America’s favorite housemates will all return to their home-away-from-home, and the house dynamic is headed into unchartered territory… as their lives outside the “Shore” take off in exciting new directions. While things will definitely be a little different this time when they hit the boardwalk, their trademark hilarity and family dysfunction will remain the same.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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MTV cancels Good Vibes after one season

MTV has canceled David Gordon Green’s animated comedy Good Vibes after just one season on the air, Deadline reports:

The decision came after weeks of conversations between MTV and Good Vibes producers about ways to keep the show alive. One potential scenario discussed involved pairing the animated comedy with MTV’s breakout live-action comedy Awkward for extra […]

Season five of MTV’s Jersey Shore premieres January 5, 2012

They’re back! Fresh off their European excursion to Florence, Italy, America’s favorite housemates will return to Seaside Heights, NJ, when season five of MTV’s hit series “Jersey Shore” premieres on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. On their home turf and excited to be in their natural habitat, the cast hits the ground running to get their “G.T.L” regimen back on schedule while also dealing with their evolving group dynamic amidst the tensions and hookup rumors left over from their time in Florence. For a season five sneak peek, click here.

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Return of MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head averages 3.3M viewers

MTV’s all-new animated comedy block bowed to strong ratings Thursday night, with the return of the all-new Mike Judge’s “Beavis and Butt-Head” scoring a 2.6 P12-34 rating and 3.3 million total viewers at 10:00 p.m. Garnering a 3.4 M12-34 rating, the premiere performed incredibly well with males, who comprised over two-thirds of the audience. Ranking as MTV’s top series among M12-34, behind only megahit “Jersey Shore,” “Beavis and Butt-Head” doubled the network’s primetime average among M12-34, even while facing game six of the World Series. Following at 10:30 p.m., the premiere of new series “Good Vibes” retained over half of its lead-in, with a 1.4 P12-34 rating and 1.6 million total viewers, up from the network’s new series averages.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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MTV announces premiere dates for 2012 Movie Awards and 2012 Video Music Awards

MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the dates for the biggest nights in music and movies for 2012: The MTV Movie Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards. Always packed with the most memorable and unpredictable moments in pop culture, the 21st annual “MTV Movie Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from Los Angeles, CA and the 29th annual “MTV Video Music Awards” will air LIVE Sunday, September 9, 2012.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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MTV renews Ridiculousness for a second season

MTV announced [on Monday] the pick-up of a second season of Rob Dyrdek’s hit series “Ridiculousness.” The show features Rob’s take on the funniest amateur viral videos, and builds them into episodes of edgy, funny television. “Ridiculousness” airs Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. on MTV.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Awkward. season finale averages 2.2 million viewers

The special one-hour season finale of MTV’s hit scripted comedy “Awkward.” scored a 2.5 rating among P12-34, as 2.2 million viewers tuned in to see Jenna choose Jake over Matty, and find out who really wrote the “Carefrontation” letter. Averaging a 2.1 P12-34 rating, the series is MTV’s highest-rated new show to launch in the last two years and its highest-rated scripted show. In its Tuesday 11:00-11:30 p.m. timeslot, it is the #1 television show among F12-34. “Awkward” will return for a second season in 2012.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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MTV annnounces the addition of six new series to its line-up

Several new series have been added to MTV’s diverse slate of programming, with reality and docu-series “Catfish,” “Hoods,” “Wake Brothers” and “Wait Till Next Year,” and new scripted series “Underemployed” and “Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous,” it was announced today by David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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