Jersey Shore

Viacom relaunches MTV in Russia

The MTV channel has relaunched in Russia. Viacom International Media Networks announced it would be launching fully-owned MTV Russia earlier this year and it has now rolled out in the territory in the basic tier packages of Rostelecom, NTV Plus and Megafon, reaching 2.3 million homes at launch. It is being programmed with MTV’s global […]

Lovefilm inks Viacom programming deal

Lovefilm has agreed a content deal with Viacom that gives it hundreds of hours of programming from channels including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. The Amazon-owned streaming service inked the deal with Viacom’s content sales unit leader Viacom International Media Networks and it covers VIMN titles in the UK. The agreement means that from today […]

Syfy’s Fandemonium becomes Fangasm

Syfy has greenlit Fangasm, a reworked version of pop culture show Fandemonium. The NBCUniversal-owned US cable net has ordered the six-part series from 495 Productions, the US indie that makes Jersey Shore. It will follow a tight-knit group of pop culture-obsessed fans living in an LA apartment as they try to “find their place in […]

Future of Spanish Jersey Shore questioned

The Spanish version of Jersey Shore has been cancelled, according to local reports. The local version, Gandia Shore, was announced late last year. Shot in the party town of Gandia on the Valencia coast, the series launched last autumn on the Spanish MTV channel. It was made by Magnolia, which also made the Spanish version […]

Turner raids MTV for head of programming

Turner Broadcasting System has poached Chris Linn from MTV. Linn will be president and head of programming at TBS’ TruTV, responsible for all programming on the cable net including development and production of originals. Linn was executive VP of programming and head of production at the US MTV channel. At MTV he developed and oversaw […]

Viewpoint: Patty Geneste

Patty Geneste, chairman, FRAPA and CEO Absolutely Independent and Gertjan van Valen, marketing & sales director, Absolutely Independent, indulge in some formats trend-spotting. It is a good time to reflect on some of the trends we have seen in the format world over the last year. Personality driven reality shows, with the likes of Jersey […]

MTV orders third Jersey Shore spin-off

MTV has ordered a third Jersey Shore spin-off, commissioning a hybrid talk show, reality series with Vinny Guadagnino. The broadcaster will launch The Show with Vinny, which will be produced by SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, the company behind MTV’s smash hit Jersey Shore. This comes as the reality series finishes its run of six seasons […]

MTV to end Jersey Shore after sixth season

US cable network is to end its smash hit reality series Jersey Shore after its forthcoming sixth season. The latest season, which starts on October 4, comes as one of its main stars Snooki is pregnant and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is fresh from rehab. The show, which follows a group of six youngsters as […]