MTV Reups ‘RJ Berger'


MTV announced Monday that it has renewed its scripted comedy series The Hard Times Of RJ Berger for a second season.
The series about an unpopular teenager who becomes infamous after accidentally dropping his pants and exposing his anatomical gift during a school assembly; is averaging 1.1 million total viewers and 898,000 viewers among the network's core 12-to-34 target audience through its first eight episodes, the network said.
Hard Times is the first of several scripted series the network will air as part of its broader programming strategy to strategy to "leverage the success of its reality franchises to develop and nurture a range of new scripted series for the network's millennial audience,"  the network said. The network has already announced greenlights for Skins, an adaptation from the BBC America drama series of the same name about a group of teenage kids, and Teen Wolf, a series remake of the 1980s movie that starred Michael J. Fox.
The network has yet to announce the future status of its other summer scripted series, Warren The Ape, which chronicles the life of a down-and-out celebrity puppet who gets a second chance at fame.