MTV Greenlights Fashion Model Series

Oct 6, 2005  •  Post A Comment

MTV has greenlighted a new reality series, “8th & Ocean,” the network announced Thursday. The network is also picking up a third season of “Laguna Beach.”

Like “Laguna,” the new series, in which 10 wannabe models live together in a house in South Beach, Fla., will be shot as a “reality drama,” without confessionals or contests and edited to resemble a narrative film.

“‘Laguna Beach’s’ winning blend of fly-on-the-wall teen drama and artfully shot entertainment has truly connected with our audience,” said Brian Graden, president of entertainment for MTV Music Group and Logo. “‘8th & Ocean’ will build upon this distinctive method of storytelling with a compelling cast of models striving to succeed on the sands of South Beach.”

The new series will premiere in the first quarter of 2006. “8th & Ocean” was created by Liz Gateley. Tony DiSanto, Ms. Gateley, Andrew Hoegl and Jonathan Singer are executive producers.

The second season finale of “Laguna Beach” is scheduled for Nov. 14. Season three will begin sometime in 2006.