MTV International has ordered a clutch of docu-reality pilots from UK indies, which it aims to turn into ongoing formats.
The shows, all of which currently only have working titles, focus on different aspects of life for MTV’s generation of “millennials”, including family, relationships and ambitions. If picked up, they will air globally outside of the US.
The broadcaster is looking to build on the success of docs such as 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom, which have aired around the world and have been remade as localised versions.
Sleeping With The Family, commissioned from Pulse Films, focuses on young couples who struggle because one set of parents cannot stand their offspring’s choice of partner. Pulse Films’ Jilly Pearce is exec producing.
Mentorn Media has been commissioned to produce What Happened Last Night, a doc that will follow two youngsters as they embark on personal quests to achieve life-changing goals, with Hannah Wyatt and Kat Lennox exec producing.
Back2Back’s Super Interns will follow the dramatic and entertaining exploits of ambitious teenagers in the workplace. David Notman-Watt will exec produce.
MTV has also ordered The In Crowd from Australian indie The Feds, which will explore the journeys taken by young people attempting to become part of a group.
David Booth, senior vice-president for MTV content and programming at Viacom’s International Media Networks, said the broadcaster had set the standard in the docu-reality genre.
“Commissioning compelling reality stories is at the forefront of our international development strategy,” said Booth. “This new slate of pilots, from leading global independent producers, reflects our continuing commitment to documenting the amazing lives of young millennials.”