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Upfronts ’13: MTV adds “Generation Cryo,” “Nurse Nation”

U.S. cable network MTV has greenlit docudrama Generation Cryo, docuseries Nurse Nation and dating show The Hook Up, while also renewing Snooki & JWOWW (pictured).
April 26, 2013

U.S. cable network MTV has greenlit docudrama Generation Cryo, docuseries Nurse Nation and dating show The Hook Up, while also renewing Snooki & JWOWW (pictured).

The one-hour series Generation Cryo looks at the wave of kids conceived through anonymous sperm donors, and follows 17-year-old Breeanna, who recently went online and found at least 15 half siblings, and is now on a mission to find both them and her biological father.

Nurse Nation (working title) is a docuseries following nine young travel nurses who are assigned to work at a new hospital in a new city for 13 weeks. The cameras will capture their days on call as well as their days off, where they enjoy the host city, meet new people and potential new loves.

Meanwhile, The Hook Up (w/t) is hosted by Guy Code‘s Andrew Schulz, and is a dating show that will air as an afternoon strip on MTV. Using social media history, contestants will try to find their match. The contestant’s closest friends will help try to separate the contenders from the pretenders.

In addition to the new titles, MTV has also renewed Snooki & JWOWW for a third season. The upcoming season will follow the Jersey Shore duo as they tackle their big life changes, including marriage and raising a child.

MTV’s sister network MTV2 also unveiled a slate of new programming, including Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out, with comedians Kevin Hart, basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire, rappers 2Chainz, A$AP Rocky and Joe Budden participating in the re-imagined improv comedy show, which is set to debut on July 9.

Guy Court will debut in the fall, and sees MTV2 personalities judging the guilt or innocence of a number of cases, in accordance to the “Guy Code,” while Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family will see a second season premiere in early 2014.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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