MTV orders 'Scream' pilot, Wes Craven may direct

MTV has greenlit a one-hour pilot based on the "Scream" movies.

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  • MTV has greenlit a pilot based on the 'Scream' movies
  • Director Wes Craven is in talks to helm the one-hour pilot
  • If ordered to series, 'Scream' would debut in summer 2014

The big-screen "Scream" franchise could be coming to MTV. The cable network has greenlit a pilot based on the films.

MTV and Dimension Films' one-hour pilot will attempt to reinvent the 1996 horror-comedy that spawned three sequels.

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The partners are in talks with the original film's director, Wes Craven, to helm the one-hour pilot; there's no deal yet for a writer. If ordered to series, "Scream" would debut in the summer of 2014.

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MTV also announced a third season of "Snooki & JWoww," along with three new series:

-- Docu-drama "Generation Cryo" "explores the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors and are redefining what it means to be a family."

-- "Nurse Nation" (working title) is a new docu-series that follows nine 20-something travel nurses all assigned to work at a new hospital in a brand new city for 13 weeks.

-- "The Hook Up" (working title), hosted by Andrew Schulz of MTV2's series "Guy Code," is a weekday afternoon dating show where singles looking for a match will choose from four potential suitors based on their social media history.

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