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MTV Picks Up Two Comedies as Channel Bolsters Its Scripted Programming THR

MTV has picked up two new half-hour comedies. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the cable channel ordered a high-school show called "Faking It" and a theme-park program, "Happyland."

Both shows received orders for eight episodes. "Faking it" is about two best friends who are trying to navigate the social hierarchy at high school, and comes from Carter Covington of "Hart of Dixie."

"Happyland" is about a teenager whose mom works as a fairy tale princess at the theme park. Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of "Smash" are executive producing.

The comedies are joining "Awkward" on the schedule at MTV, which is adding original scripted programming, the piece notes. Three drama pilots are in the works at the network, with "Finding Carter" and "Eye Candy" starting to cast, while "Scream" is described as "on the back burner," the article reports.