MTV UK to revive Cribs

Viacom’s in-house production arm Elephant House Studios is to revive classic series Cribs for MTV UK.  The new series follows the original format where popular celebrities invite viewers into their home. The 8 x 30-minute episodes, which will be produced by Viacom International Media Networks’ in-house production arm, will begin filming this spring before airing later this year […]

Viacom launches throwback MTV channel

Viacom is launching MTV Classic, a new cable net that will be programmed with MTV shows from the 90s including Jackass, Cribs, and Beavis & Butt-Head. The channel, which initially is US-only, will replace VH1 classic in the Viacom stable. MTV is often criticised for moving away from its roots and Viacom is reaching out […]

MTV rebooting Cribs for Snapchat

Viacom cable net MTV is bringing back its iconic reality series Cribs, rebooting it for the Snapchat mobile platform. The new Snapchat Cribs follows the inking of a deal between the instant messaging service and Viacom earlier this year. Variety broke the shortform Cribs news and reported the new version will launch in June and […]

Radical move for ex-MTV factual boss

US prodco Radical Media has recruited former MTV docs and specials boss Dave Sirulnick as partner and exec producer. At Radical, which makes shows including AOL’s Steve Buscemi series Park Bench (pictured) and Netflix’s What Happened, Miss Simone?”, Sirulnick work alongside Radical Entertainment chief Justin Wilkes and VP and executive producer Dave O’Connor. Radical said […]