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MTV adapting Scream for TV

MTV is developing a one-hour pilot based on the horror film franchise Scream, with the movie’s director Wes Craven lined up to join the project.

The Viacom-owned US cable channel is working on the project with Dimension Films, with discussions underway with “various” writers for a series that would launch in summer 2014. Diga Vision is attached to produce.

Craven, who directed all four Scream movies, is in talks to direct the pilot. The previous ­Scream film, ­Scream 4, hit cinemas in 2011.

MTV has also given the greenlight to one-hour docu-dream Generation Cryo, which looks at issues facing young people conceived through sperm donors; Nurse Nation (WT), which follows nine nurses in their twenties assigned to work in hospitals in cities they’ve never been to; and The Hook Up (WT), an afternoon dating series presented by Andrew Schulz of MTV2’s Guy Code.

Jersey Shore spin-off Snooki & JWOWW has been renewed for a third season.

Meanwhile, sister channel MTV2 has commissioned Guy Court, a half-hour comedy courtroom series in which MTV2 talent will judge whether men have broken the ‘Guy Code’; and renewed Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family.