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Teen Wolf Renewed for Season 3

By July 16, 2012

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Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden, Tyler Posey, and Colton Haynes of (I)Teen Wolf(/i) at the Wired Cafe a

Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden, Tyler Posey, and Colton Haynes of Teen Wolf at the Wired Cafe at Comic-Con.

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MTV hasn't just renewed Teen Wolf, they've renewed the hell out of it.

Not only is MTV ordering a third season of the hit werewolf drama--the first time they've ever given a scripted series a third season--they're dramatically expanding their commitment to the show. For seasons 1 and 2 MTV plumped for a dozen episodes, but this time they've doubled their order to 24.

For MTV, this show is drawing exactly the audience they covet and in spades. "Teen Wolf represents a terrific foray into the scripted world for the millennial MTV audience, and marks tremendous success in the continued diversification of our schedule," David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming, said in a press release. "Renewing the show for a third season celebrates the creative vision of Executive Producer Jeff Davis and the remarkable talent of the cast who bring this bona fide fan favorite to life."

Teen Wolf currently draws 1.8 million total viewers each week, boffo numbers for MTV. But more importantly it has consistently won its Mondays at 10 p.m. timeslot against all other channels in the 12-34 demo since the series premiere. Teen Wolf has been the #1 show in its time period among teens during both season 1 and season 2 so far. On the social front, Teen Wolf is, not surprisingly, also big on teens' social media sites, ranking weekly as one of the most social shows on cable, according to Trendrr.

The best part is that low expectations for the show, which shares only its name with the lame Michael J. Fox movie, exploded into surprise and enthusiastic fan following. Its writing and performances are not only high-octane but betray both depth and long-term planning, ditching weekly disposable conflicts for long-term arcs with developing pay-offs. Now if only they would do something about the fact that, especially when it comes to the new additions for season 2, all their supposedly teenage high-school students look like they probably have mortgages and a second kid on the way...
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July 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm
(1) keith allen walls says:

i cant wate for the last episode of teen wolf season 2

July 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm
(2) James Bentley says:

You forget that “Undressed” a scripted series ran on MTV 1999-2002.

July 17, 2012 at 12:16 am
(3) Nadia says:

I am in my 20′s and I gotta say I tune in every week and the show is like the best thing on TV right now. I LOVE it.

July 22, 2012 at 11:56 am
(4) Elise says:

I cant wait to see the third season! i hope it comes soon.

August 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(5) daveyboy says:

I cant wait for saeson 3 and to see what happen to the to in the forest

August 14, 2012 at 12:58 am
(6) Kim says:

I love this show. I can’t wait for season 3.

August 14, 2012 at 6:03 am
(7) Kael says:

I just want to say, to the author of this piece, calling the original Teen Wolf “lame” is a bit unfair. That movie had a following of its own, one that undoubtedly influenced others into giving this show a chance in the first place (rather than assuming by the name that this is just a rip-off of an older series called “Big Wolf on Campus.”). That being said, I am looking forward to the next season, and whether it comes to pass or not, I expect another nod to the original movie in the form of werewolves (and whatever other creatures appear) being made public knowledge. Finally, another note to the author, your use of the word “plumped” at the end of the first full paragraph was awkward, and in the last paragraph I believe you were looking for the word “portray” (to showcase or emphasize), not “betray” (to go against or do injustice). Consider revisions.

August 15, 2012 at 12:42 am
(8) kelsie says:

when does season 3 come out?

August 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm
(9) Sherly says:

To Kael: I would love if you proofread my college essay xD I’m serious!

August 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm
(10) namewell says:

talk of a nice series, TEEN WOLF beat that. does annybody know when the season 3 is coming?

August 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm
(11) alpha says:

I can’t wait to see peter again I’m totaly in love with him does anyone no when the first episode of season three airs?

August 26, 2012 at 8:35 am
(12) Wong says:

I wish Teen Wolf to have season 3, 4, 5, 6……… me and my gf feel this is the best american drama we seen before.

August 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm
(13) Brittney says:

Whendoes season 3 start?

September 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm
(14) Tim says:

Man forget about watching the third season I want to be apart of the action as werewolf alpha or something lol

October 3, 2012 at 12:22 am
(15) Tracy says:

Ok, Its October already…..WHEN does season 3 start? Don’t new seasons normally start in the Fall?

October 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(16) udontknow says:

Fur reall when the hell does season Three come out I’m getting tired of watchin vampire diaries but yeah its been 4ever and all the seasons have almost the same plot what bout add new characters and kill like a few people add a dog and Scott and alicie get back together and Derek become human some how lol just a thought Bahama XD yeppp

November 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm
(17) Dj says:

When is season 3 coming out it seems like its been forever and the old Teen Wolf is not lame if it didnt come out then the new one wouldnt have came out

November 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm
(18) Sevana says:

When does it come out I want to start watchen the 2nd buy show in the world

November 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(19) Anita says:

Well, I’m 52 and I watch every episode with my 14 yr old Grandson so its not just the young viewers watching :)

November 20, 2012 at 12:14 am
(20) Emily says:

When does season 3 start its been forever since season 2 ended and I thought new seasons started in the fall

December 1, 2012 at 1:25 am
(21) Jozie says:

I wish it was already on tv

December 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm
(22) Jayla Hale says:

I can’t WAIT for season 3. I LOVE Derek! Wow!!!

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