Dean Koontz’s Novel ‘Strangers’ to be Developed as TV Series by Fox

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Fox is developing a one-hour drama based on Dean Koontz’s 1986 novel, “Strangers.”

The project, which has a script-plus-penalty commitment, will be penned by Jeff Davis, who created CBS’ longrunning “Criminal Minds” as well as MTV’s TV reboot of “Teen Wolf.” Koontz and Davis will executive produce, along with Josh Berman and Chris King.

Sony Pictures TV is on board as a co-producer, along with Berman’s Osprey Productions.

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Here is the logline for the adaptation, per Fox:

“Strangers” tells the story of several different people, thousands of miles apart, from different walks of life, finding themselves struck by unusual fears and sudden phobias. A novelist in California suffers unbearable sleep terrors. In Boston, a surgeon’s intense panic attacks threaten her career. A priest in Chicago dreads the rise of the moon. An ex-Marine develops a paralyzing fear of the dark. They’re all connected by a forgotten trauma, repressed memories now surfacing and leading each of them to one destination: a small motel in Nevada where a dark secret lies hidden-one that could change the course of humanity itself.

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‘Teen Wolf’ Exits With Ratings High For Series Finale On MTV

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MTV’s Teen Wolf clawed its way to a Live+ same day season high rating in its series finale Sunday. The episode, which wrapped the show’s sixth and final season, was the highest-rated telecast in MTV’s target demographic of P18-34 (0.80) since the end of Season 5 in January 2016, according to MTV and Nielsen stats.
Teen Wolf also saw its first season over season increase for Season 6, up 25% (0.45) for P18-34 L+SD, since season 3 in 2014.
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‘Teen Wolf’ Series Finale: The Claws Come Out For One Last Showdown And Open-Ended Conclusion

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SPOILER ALERT: The following contains spoilers for tonight’s series finale of Teen Wolf.
After six seasons, MTV’s Teen Wolf came to an end tonight with a highly-anticipated finale. Even though the final adventures of the pack ended with a bang, the show left a tiny opening that suggested a continuation of a new story might be on the horizon.
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‘Teen Wolf’ Showrunner Jeff Davis Reflects on Series Finale, Shares Revival Idea

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Back in 2011, Jeff Davis’ TV adaptation of “Teen Wolf” premiered and quickly became MTV’s first scripted hit. Now, more than six years later, the series has aired its 100th and final episode, and Davis is ready for some time off.

The original “Teen Wolf” was a campy ’80s comedy best remembered for a scene where Michael J. Fox surfs on top of a van in goofy creature makeup. Davis took that initial premise and turned it into something entirely different, a dark mix between fantasy-drama and high school romance.

Even in the post-“Twilight” explosion of genre movies and TV aimed at a young audience, “Teen Wolf” set itself apart from the pack and became a huge hit, building up a dedicated fanbase and turning its leads from little-known teen actors into bona fide stars over the course of its six-season run.

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But after all that success, “Teen Wolf” finally came to an end on Sunday, and Davis reflected on the journey and bringing the series to a close in an interview with TheWrap.

“There is a feeling of sadness in letting go and saying goodbye to these characters,” Davis said. “[But] I never wanted to get to the point where we were really just phoning it in. I’m very proud of the last episode, and I hope the audience likes it. We definitely put our all into it.”

As for what comes next? Davis said he has a few projects in the works, including another adaptation for MTV. This time he’ll be tackling “War of the Worlds.” And, who knows, maybe one day a “Teen Wolf” revival. But first up, a vacation.

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Read TheWrap’s full interview with Davis below:


TheWrap: First of all, congratulations on “Teen Wolf.” Six seasons and 100 episodes is nothing to sneeze at.
Thank you! It’s been a good run. It’s been seven years since I started working on this show.

What comes next for you? What do you have lined up?
I’m working on a couple of things, actually. One one of them is with MTV, a “War of the Worlds” reboot for TV. We just handed the script in, and hopefully the network likes it. We’ll see what happens. I’ve got a couple of other things brewing, but I sort of wanted to take a vacation after this. It was quite grueling to get through this many episodes of a TV show. Especially at the pace we did them.

How does it feel now that it’s over? Are you ready to move on or sad to let it go?
It’s both. I guess that’s why when people get to this point, they always use the term “bittersweet.” There is a feeling of sadness in letting go and saying goodbye to these characters. [But] I never wanted to get to the point where we were really just phoning it in. I’m very proud of the last episode, and I hope the audience likes it. We definitely put our all into it.

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Was there ever a point that you thought the show could keep going, or did this always feel like the natural end point?
I felt if the show was going to go on longer, it would probably have to do it without me. I felt this was probably the natural end for me. If I was going to continue doing it, I wouldn’t have put all the effort into it that I could’ve. So I would’ve hoped that new people would’ve took the baton and told their own stories within this world. I’ve had great collaborators along the way, but when it’s something this personal that’s very much in my voice, you do have to put so much time into it. And I feel ready to move on to new things. I know a lot of the actors wanted to continue on. A bunch of them weren’t ready to let go just yet. But I’m sure they’ll find new projects and new characters to inhabit that’ll inspire them.

Every time the actors would talk about working on the show, they’d talk about how much they loved being a part of it, and how much it felt like a family.
That was definitely a conscious effort. There are so many places in Hollywood, and so many TV shows you hear about where everybody is miserable and they hate each other. Or two actors refuse to be in a scene with each other. But I think we got really lucky with the group of people we had and making sure the crew we had made it feel like that. It was a great place to go to work everyday.

How long have you been working toward this ending? Did you always have this particular ending to the show in mind, where Scott takes this new werewolf under his wing?
I had different ideas on how to end the show. At one point I thought the ending of Season 5 was going to be it, and then the network called. Back in Season 4 though, I did have this idea of doing a flash-forward storyline where Scott meets this young, new werewolf. In the series finale it’s the character of Alex, played by Ben Stillwell, and he says those same words to him: “You’re not a monster, you’re a werewolf like me.” And what he’s essentially saying to the audience is if you’re an outsider, you will find people like you. You will find a place to belong. So I like the fact that it carries this message. As for other things, like being able to bring Colton Haynes back, that was on my wishlist. But I didn’t know until this season, a few months into the season, that it would be possible. So some things were happy surprises.


You ended up bringing a lot of familiar faces back this season, and it was fun to watch them all come through, especially in the finale.
The nice thing about that is that they definitely didn’t do it for the money [Laughs]. A lot of times when you see characters come back, they got paid. We couldn’t afford it, so you know with a lot of these actors that it was really for the love of the show and for the people they work with.

And Scott’s final battle was almost like a “greatest hits” collection of the show’s villains. Did you ever worry about having too many callbacks? Was there a line you were careful not to cross?
Definitely. You definitely worry that you’re just throwing people in for a cameo, so it could end up being a kind of roll call that just feels silly. But bringing the villains back in this way was sort of organic to our story. This was a creature that gets into your head and tried to use every fear that Scott ever had against him. So it was organic to the story, and it was also a way of saying in the moment that Scott had faced these fears. When he said to the Anuk-Ite, “You can’t beat me, I’m not afraid anymore,” he’s saying he’s conquered these fears. [The scene] is also a testament to the rogues gallery we’ve built up over the years. We’re very proud of our bad guys.

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A lot of the finale takes place back at the high school, where none of these characters are even students anymore. But those are iconic “Teen Wolf” sets by now. Did it ever start to feel silly to you to always have these characters back at school?
Oh, of course! But when you’re on a cable show, you’ve got this set, that set and this set. So a lot of the time it was, “Hey guys, we’re out of money and can’t go on location. Do you want to have the fight scene happen in the tunnels, the hospital or the school? Your choice” [Laughs]. So some of it is economics. But I also think it’s a bit poetic to end this story and have the fight for Beacon Hills at the school, since that’s where it started. I do like the fact that we shot the opening and the ending in downtown Los Angeles and set it there. I think that opened the world up and gave it a more global feel.

Fans seem to be split down the middle over the Scott and Malia romance that blossomed this season. What was your thought process in pairing those two?
I was kind of in the middle when we started it, too. But I kind of said, “What the hell, let’s go for it.” You wonder if the main character has to have a romance? Does there always have to be romance in a story? But I like them together. I thought they had chemistry, and I thought they worked. It’s a dark show at times and you want to give some characters moments of happiness. I do like that romance myself, I was really happy with it. But I’m totally fine with people hating it as well, because if everybody liked everything in the show, there’d be nothing to talk about.



Dylan O’Brien came back for two episodes this season, and he discussed in a recent Vulture interview returning to finish off the show after his accident. What was it like having him back?
He was there so little time, and I was off doing re-writes and editing, so I didn’t get to be on set as much as I would’ve liked. But when I saw him walk up the steps at our stage in his FBI intern outfit, I thought “Oh, this is perfect. This will be great”… I was on set with him when we had him in the Void Stiles makeup again, and he said it was really fun to be able to play this character one last time. I remember seeing him bursting out of the doors carrying Derek, and then doing the opposite version from Derek’s perspective. It was really fun to be able to write those scenes and being able to see the actor inhabit all the best qualities of that character.

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And, of course, the question that comes up anytime a TV show ends nowadays is when it will come back. I know you’re just putting the show to bed, but have you ever thought about what the show might look like if it came back?
The only idea I had in my mind is if you set it in a completely new place. It’s so hard for me to see a “Teen Wolf” revival without Tyler Posey. The idea I could see happening is Tyler a the Professor X character, and he brings in a whole new crew of werewolves and teenagers and they’re his new pack under his tutelage. I could see that, sort of like how the “Dark Knight Returns” comic book ends where old Bruce Wayne has a whole new team of proteges to train. I could see that, that would be fun. And I know Posey would probably be up for it. [Note: Yes, he would.]

Is that something you would actually see yourself wanting to do one day?
I don’t know. It’s funny, unless we edit ourselves, we all tend to sound like Daniel Craig talking about how he’d rather shoot himself in the face than do another Bond movie. But you give yourself a few months, a year or two maybe, and you go, “I actually have another idea and this could be really good.” So who knows. I have such a love for the world and the characters. We’ll see. But it is such a nice challenge to take on a new world and new characters.

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‘Teen Wolf’ Finale: Tyler Posey Talks ‘Sad’ Death, His Secret Tears, Hope for Spinoff

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Teen Wolf” sends the fur flying one last time with Sunday’s series finale, and star Tyler Posey admits to getting emotional about the end of the MTV show’s run — even if he didn’t always want his co-stars to know about it.

Posey, who has played alpha Scott McCall for six seasons, told TheWrap that he felt it was his duty to give a few heartfelt speeches to his cast in the final days of filming.

“There were a couple times when there were these impromptu speeches during one of our lunches leading up to the last few days,” Posey said. “I felt compelled to say something, so I would stand on the chair. I didn’t have anything planned, so just was rambling on. I got really emotional — I didn’t break down or anything, but I was choking back tears.”

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However, there was another time when he was unable to avoid the waterworks, which happened while the core cast members were shooting one of their final scenes together.

“It was perfect and it was raining,” Posey said. “We were in L.A., and we had a skyline behind us, just really beautiful. And I got a little choked up then, too, but no one knew. I kept that one to myself.”

The actor reveals that he actually had a hand in writing the first sequence of the finale, as it was an idea he had pitched a while back to series creator Jeff Davis.

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“It really sets a new tone for the show,” Posey explained. “It matures the show a lot and kind of opens up the door for a new setting for ‘Teen Wolf’ and Beacon Hills in the future, if MTV wants to come back to the show. So I’m really excited about that.”

Last week’s episode featured Deucalion (Gideon Emery) getting shot down by Monroe (Sibongile Mlambo) and her team, and the character meets his demise in the finale. Posey refers to the death as “sad” but adds that the character’s heroic end is “a good way to go out — it’s kind of cool.”

As for recent comments from MTV brass about a possible reboot, Posey said he is “absolutely” open to returning to as Scott.

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“I’ve always thought that the show was going to go on forever,” he said. “I know that ‘Teen Wolf’ is going to come back one day. I don’t know when or how, but I’d love to be a part of it. I grew attached to the show, and it became a part of me.”

“If it comes back, I’m more than happy to be a part of it,” the star continued. “And if not, if they don’t want me to be a part of it, I’m more than happy to pass the torch to somebody else and let ‘Teen Wolf’ live in another name. I think we built a great little legacy, and I don’t think the world’s ready to see it end yet. Just a little break.”

“Teen Wolf” airs its series finale Sunday at 8/7c on MTV.

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Why Jon Jones, Cersei Lannister and Stiles Stilinski Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

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The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion analytics company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers July 26 through Aug. 1 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

The pay-per-view UFC 214 fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier was the most reacted-to broadcast with 105,170 Emotional Reactions (ERs). After three rounds, Jones emerged victorious with a win in the ring as well as the most mentions online.

Not only had Cormier held the UFC heavyweight title for two years, Jones was previously the only fighter he had lost to in the past. Fans recognized the stakes of this event and were glued to the screen as the two fighters went at it; naturally, congrats poured in when Jones was named the champ.

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#ufc214 is going to be crazy. Let’s go Cormier beat Jon Jones

— Austin Cain (@Acain97) July 30, 2017

Congrats to Jon Jones! #UFC214

— Sultan D (@Sultandestani) July 30, 2017

Jon Jones with the win!! ????

— Peter ???????? (@AyePeta) July 30, 2017


— ????????‍???? (@ivan_aldaco1) July 30, 2017

During the most recent episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Queen Cersei Lannister finally got to take revenge on the woman who killed her daughter, thanks to Euron Greyjoy. Euron had captured Ellaria and her daughter Tyene and handed them over to Cersei as a gift (and a means of hopefully wooing her). As Cersei (perhaps fittingly) poisoned Tyene in the same way that Ellaria had poisoned her daughter, viewers reacted big-time — some in awe and other with disgust.

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Cersei revenge for Myrcella. ????

— kimchi (@cocopuffffss) July 31, 2017

Cersei is the epitome of evil

— jefferson (@ahjeff22) July 31, 2017

Dammit I love Cersei

— William H. Holla (@Carlos_Marcello) July 31, 2017

Cersei is brilliant AFFFFF #GoTS7

— JacquelineBenjelloun (@Tilaaaaaaa) July 31, 2017

Although most of the episode focused on other characters, Stiles Stilinski (portrayed by Dylan O’Brien) was the most mentioned during Sunday’s broadcast of “Teen Wolf” on MTV (34,740 ERs). Up until his appearance, viewers were questioning where he was this episode, and then were treated to a glimpse of him as an intern with the FBI. Many promptly went nuts, sending out messages of love for the fan-favorite.

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Where is Stiles ???? #TeenWolf

— Little brown girl ???? (@__Taylvr) July 31, 2017


— Dani ???????? (@Delly_R5) July 31, 2017

Stiles so beautiful ???????? #TeenWolf

— King Eimy (@Eimy_x3) July 31, 2017

STILES !!!! I’m crying ????????????????????????

— Val (@imValerieee) July 31, 2017

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Comic-Con: ‘Teen Wolf’ Cast Takes A Walk Down Memory Lane, Debuts New Trailer For Final Season

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The cast and crew of Teen Wolf took the stage at the coveted Hall H at Comic-Con to give details about the final season of the MTV series that shares the name — and nothing else, really — of the cult ’80s movie.Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Dylan Sprayberry, Shelley Hennig, Cody Christian, Khylin Rhambo, Charlie Carver, Linden Ashby, Melissa Ponzio along with executive producer Jeff Davis were all on hand to talk to fans about the final hurrah for the gang.
Before the cast…

‘Teen Wolf’ Season 6B Trailer: Familiar Faces Abound

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MTV has released the official trailer for the second half of Teen Wolf Season 6, the series’ final episodes. And there are several familiar faces. Among them, Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin), Jackson (Colton Haynes) and Ethan (Charlie Carver), to name a few.
Launching on July 30, the final 10 episodes of Teen Wolf, which  find Tyler Posey’s Scott and his pack on the eve of their departure for college, with a new enemy rising in the shadows.
The release…

Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes and Dylan O’Brien Return for ‘Teen Wolf’ Final Episodes (Video)

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MTV has released a trailer for “Teen Wolf’s” final 10 episodes — and guess who’s back?

The Season 6B preview features surprise appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore, Dylan O’Brien as Stiles Stilinski, and Charlie Carver as Ethan.

Per MTV, the final ten episodes follow Scott (Tyler Posey) and his pack on the eve of their departure for college, as they discover a new enemy rising in the shadows, which threatens the fate of everything they hold dear.

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Watch the trailer above.

The final run of “Teen Wolf” episodes starts Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

‘Teen Wolf’: MTV Movie & TV Awards Scare Up First Look At Final Season

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MTV is giving Teen Wolf fans a first look at the final season of the series today, presenting a clip to by cast members Tyler Posey, Holland Roden and Shelley Hennig at the MTV Movie & TV Awards festival. Watch the video above.
The final 10 Season 6 episodes air this summer (premiere date to be announced).
This past March, the show filmed its 100th and final episode, wrapping production on the series that began in 2011 and was loosely based on the 1985 movie starring…

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Adds ‘Teen Wolf’ Alum Daniel Sharman as Series Regular (Exclusive)

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“Teen Wolf” alum Daniel Sharman has joined the cast of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” as a new series regular, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

The “Walking Dead” spinoff stars Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Rubén Blades, Mercedes Mason and Cliff Curtis.

In Season 3, Sharman will play a character named Tom, described as having a wild temperament and suspicious of outsiders, who is charismatic with a cruel streak.

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Robert Kirkman, the writer of the comic book on which “The Walking Dead” is based and an executive producer on the original show, also serves as executive producer on “Fear the Walking Dead,” along with executive producers Greg Nicotero, Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert.

Dave Erickson is the showrunner.

Season 3 of “Fear the Walking Dead” is currently filming in Mexico, and will premiere in 2017.

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Sharman is best known for his role on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and also recurred on The CW’s “The Originals, and most recently PBS’ “Mercy Street.” He is represented by Gersh and Management 360.

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MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ Shoots 100th & Final Episode – Cast Photo

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The cast of MTV’s Teen Wolf celebrated Thursday’s filming of the 100th and final episode of the series in style — with a well-adorned cake. Production officially wraps Friday on Season 6 of the horror drama starring Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien and Holland Roden, which is based mildly on the 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox. Check out the cast photo below.
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Nov. 14, 2016

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Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter, offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This week, NatGeo heads to “Mars,” Lady Mary is on the run and MTV bravely tackles rape culture. Plus, Shondaland’s ABC… Read more »

Ever Carradine Books Role On ‘Handmaid’s Tale’; Sibo Mlambo To Recur On ‘Teen Wolf’

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Ever Carradine has booked an arc on The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s upcoming straight-to-series drama based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel. Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski star in the series from MGM Television that tells the story of life in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what formerly was part of the United States. Carradine will play Naomi Putnam, a proud, imperious woman whose handmaid has just had her baby. She invites a group of wives over…

‘Teen Wolf’ Star Victoria Moroles Joins Lionsgate Thriller ‘Down a Dark Hall’

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Victoria Moroles has joined AnnaSophia Robb and Isabelle Fuhrman in the Lionsgate pic “Down a Dark Hall,” based on the novel by Lois Duncan. The book follows a troubled teen with a haunted past who’s committed to Blackwood, a mysterious school for gifted and disturbed girls. Moroles will play one of five teenage girls attending the school. Rodrigo Cortes… Read more »

Evolution of MTV: From Buggles to ‘Teen Wolf’ (Photos)

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Viacom’s music-centric network has taken many forms since “I want my MTV!”

August 1, 1981 – MTV takes off

MTV officially launched in 1981 with the words “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll” played over footage of the launch of the Columbia space shuttle, followed by the debut of the network’s now-iconic logo.

1981 – “Video Killed the Radio Star”

MTV’s kicked off it’s 24-hour rotation of music videos with The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” sending the format mainstream and forever changing music promotion.

1982 – “I want my MTV!”

MTV enlisted famous musicians — including Pat Benatar, David Bowie, The Police, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Lionel Richie and Mick Jagger — in 1982 for a legendary marketing campaign calling on viewers to ask their cable companies to carry the network.

1983 – Michael Jackson breaks the color barrier

In its earliest days, MTV focused mainly on rock music by white artists, leading to cries of racial discrimination. The network finally reversed course in 1983 when it was pressured into airing Michael Jackson’s video for “Billie Jean,” followed closely by “Beat It” and the hugely popular “Thriller.”

September 14, 1984 – The first VMAs

MTV debuted the original Video Music Awards in 1984, with Madonna doing a live performance of her single “Like a Virgin,” and The Cars’ “You Might Think” walking away with the moonman for Video of the Year.

May 1992 – “The Real World”

MTV stopped being polite and started getting real in 1992 with the premiere of “The Real World,” basically inventing the modern reality TV genre in the process and setting the stage for hundreds of imitators in years to come.

September 1998 – “Total Request Live”

As MTV continued to shift away to other kinds of programming in the late ’90s, the Carson Daly-hosted “TRL” became the network’s main outlet for music videos, featuring a countdown of the most-requested videos of the day.

October 2000 – “Jackass”

One of several prank series throughout the network’s history, “Jackass” ran for just two years, but launched the careers of stars Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera, and paved the way for Ashton Kutcher‘s “Punk’d.”

March 2002 – “The Osbournes”

The most-watched MTV series when it premiered, “The Osbournes” documented the domestic life of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, making it one of the first entrants in the now-common “celebreality” genre.

September 2004 – “Laguna Beach”

A year after the premiere of Fox’s “The OC,” MTV debuted the reality series “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” the world’s first introduction to the life of Lauren “L.C.” Conrad. The even more popular spinoff “The Hills” followed in 2006, blurring the line between scripted and unscripted.

November 2008 – “TRL” comes to an end

The series finale of “TRL” marked the end of an era for MTV, with the music-centric program taking its final bow at a time when “The Hills” was hitting its peak, and “Jersey Shore” and “16 and Pregnant” — a show which would eventually birth three editions of spin-off “Teen Mom” — were less than a year away.

December 2009 – “Jersey Shore”

Snooki, JWoww and The Situation became household names when the “Real World”-inspired series “Jersey Shore” hit the network and became one of the most popular shows on cable TV at the time.

June 2010 – A push for scripted series

MTV began its push into scripted programming in 2010 with disappointments like “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” and a U.S. adaptation of “Skins” balanced out by major hits like the comedy “Awkward” and especially the highly successful “Teen Wolf.”

January 2016 – “The Shannara Chronicles”

For years the network struggled to find a show that could match the success of “Teen Wolf,” so in 2016 MTV bet big on “The Shannara Chronicles,” an expensive adaptation of the series of fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.

July 2016 – The end in sight for “Teen Wolf”

Series creator Jeff Davis announced at San Diego Comic-Con that “Teen Wolf” would come to an end in 2017, leaving viewers to wonder what the network’s programming slate would look like once its tentpole program goes off the air.

September 15, 2016 – “Wonderland”

At the network’s upfronts presentation in April, MTV announced it would be bringing music back to MTV with a few new music-themed programs, including a new multi-platform live performance show “Wonderland” and the return of the long-running “MTV Unplugged.”




Wrapid Fire: ‘Supergirl’ Star Tyler Hoechlin Describes Superman in 3 Words (Exclusive Video)

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The newest actor to don the Superman suit has a few descriptive words for the Man of Steel.

The three words to describe Superman are “fun, loyal and honest,” according to “Supergirl” star Tyler Hoechlin, who recently wrapped up a two-episode stint on The CW drama.

The actor played a round of Wrapid Fire with TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell during a new episode of “Drinking With the Stars,” and also revealed whether he prefers Halloween or Christmas, whether he’s clumsy or agile and what his favorite scary movie is.

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Hoechlin also revealed his favorite part about the Superman suit — “that it flies,” he said.

As for the complexities of actually taking flight, “the character has always made it look very quick and seamless, but it’s a bit of a group effort the first time,” Hoechlin said. “It’s very much like putting on a wet suit … [Now] we got it down to a science.”

Even though his plays an iconic role that comes with a lot of pressure for all the actors who take it on, Hoechlin recalled that he really didn’t even have to audition, he just had a meeting with executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.

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“We all found similar things about the character, about his story, very interesting,” he said. “We just hit it off and we were on the same page and that was really it.”

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‘Teen Wolf’ Creator to Develop ‘War of the Worlds’ Series at MTV

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“Teen Wolf” creator Jeff Davis is executive producing a series adaptation of “The War of the Worlds” currently in the works at MTV.

Based on the H.G. Wells novel, the drama series will be written by “Teen Wolf” writer Andrew Cochran and executive produced by Davis, alongside Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm.

First published in 1898, “The War of the Worlds” details an invasion of Earth by Martians, and has been adapted multiple times, including a hysteria-inducing radio broadcast in 1938 and a 2005 movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise.

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Earlier this summer, Davis and MTV announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the current season of “Teen Wolf” would be the supernatural drama’s last. Davis also has an adaptation of the vampire novel “Let the Right One In” in development at TNT.

In additions to “Teen Wolf,” Cochran’s previous credits include Lifetime’s “Restless Virgins” and the film “Adult Behavior,” starring Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and John Cusack.

Cochran is repped by Verve and Anonymous Content. Davis is repped by WME and Magnet Management.

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