If there’s one thing MTV does really well, it’s pinpointing what a large segment of the TV-viewing population wants but has yet to be provided elsewhere. It’s why they’re the #1 TV network! It’s why Time Warner and Comcast BOTH have a specific numerical option for people calling in to say that they want their MTV. It’s why I Just Want My Pants Back has just been renewed for its 6th season. It’s why Jesse Camp is America’s #1 rock icon and why TJ — Twitter DJ — was just inducted into the Oxford English Dictionary, and then more and more lies in the same vein. Oh and also it’s why they’re making Scream into a TV show in the year 2012. From TVLine:
MTV is developing a weekly series based on the Scream film franchise, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.
Former MTV execs Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, who are shepherding the project under their DiGa production shingle, are on the hunt for a writer to pen the pilot.
It’s unclear what role, if any, Scream auteurs Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven will have in the potential series.
WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA. I was definitely on board with this writer-less adaptation of a series of horror films that hasn’t been relevant since Scream 2 came out in 1997 — the parodies of which are even now meta-parodies of their own irrelevance — but now you’re telling me that Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven might not even be involved AT ALL? You’re telling me that just any old JOE SCREAM is going to come in and potentially ruin what has been up until this point a flawless series of Hollywood art? Bologna. Bologna, MTV. Call me when you plan to do it RIGHT.