Looks like The Hard Times of RJ Berger paved the way for MTV’s scripted world, because they’ve just greenlit two new scripted series. One being The Girl, and the other being Death Valley. The Girl is about a 15-year-old chick who gains fame after she has an accident that leads people to believe that she tried to commit suicide, and Death Valley is about the “Undead Task Force” that battles the zombies and vampires that have taken over the San Fernando Valley. These two new series will join Teen Wolf, the U.S. version of Skins, and of course the second season of RJ.
I’m kind of loving that MTV is getting more into the doc, and scripted world these days to counter their reality. As far as their new series goes, The Girl sounds interesting, but from the description, I have no interest in Death Valley. Frankly I’m done with vampires, and zombies. It’s been beat into the ground, and truly the only vampire show that’s worth watching is True Blood.
It sounds like MTV is throwing a bunch of scripted shows on the wall to see what sticks. It’ll be interesting to see.