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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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