MTV Comedy Dead After Creator Bails Out

Mar 22, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A comedy project is reportedly dead at MTV after its creator and executive producer left the show. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that the pilot “Hot Mess” will not move forward following the departure of Lauren Iungerich.

Iungerich announced she was leaving the project earlier this week, as previously reported, with the network calling her departure a mutual agreement.

Andreeva writes: "’Hot Mess’ had been considered a top contender based on strong testing and the pedigree of its creator, ‘Awkward’ creator/executive Iungerich. But, like on ‘Awkward,’ I hear Iungerich’s voice was at the core of ‘Hot Mess,’ and, with her gone, MTV executives ultimately decided not to go forward with the project.”

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