Riding the success of the best June ratings that the network's seen in six years, MTV announced their summer programming schedule that includes five new (including comedy game show Safe Word, which was announced earlier) and four returning series.
The returning series include: Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out (new season premiered on June 29); Teen Mom 2 (new season premieres on July 17 at 9 pm); Teen Mum (limited series premieres on July 10 at 10 pm; and The Challenge XXX (premieres on July 18 at 9 pm).
The four newest series announced today include reality show Siesta Key; Catfish spin-off and internet troll-hunting series Catfish: Trolls; live game show Win Big, hosted by Rob Dyrdek (Ridiculousness); and MTV Undressed, which puts a unique spin on your average dating show.
Here's what MTV has to say about their new shows:
July 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
From the producers of Laguna Beach comes Siesta Key, the ultimate summer series that follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak and looming adulthood. As these friends spend the summer together in their beautiful hometown, they come of age while trying to figure out who they are and want they want to be.
August 16 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
MTV Undressed is a one of a kind social experiment that strips away the distractions and superficiality of the digital world. In each episode of this dating experiment, MTV brings together two strangers who must undress each other before getting to know one another for the next thirty minutes, answering questions and performing simple challenges – all designed to test whether or not romance can blossom. At the end, each partner must press a YES/NO button to decide if he or she wants to continue the fledgling relationship or say goodbye.
WIN BIG (working title)
As a pro-skater, television star, and serial entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, is a professional "dream-achiever" who carved his own path to fame and fortune by transforming his passions into reality. Now, Rob is teaming up with MTV for a revolutionary new game show where $100,000 will be given away in every episode to help young people take life to the next level.
Radio host, television star and internet provocateur Charlamagne Tha God, and co-host Raymond Braun, will give everything they've got to stop internet trolls, the most pervasive and consistent troublemakers online. Using the Catfish brand of investigating the truth, Catfish: Trolls unmasks the internet's most vocal trolls to drag them out of hiding and into the light.
As mentioned earlier, MTV had the best ratings for the month of June 2011 in the demo age group of viewers 18-34, up 12% in share and +3% in ratings. The revival of Fear Factor has proven to be a very lucrative decision on the network's part: the show delivered a 0.83 rating in the key demo, up 164% against the normal ratings for that time period.
"By embracing a new generation of young people, we are seeing record ratings increases at MTV and our new summer slate will fuel this growth," said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, VH1 and Logo.
Here is a preview of celebrity game show Safe Word: