MTV announced to a packed room of fans at Comic-Con today the pick-up of a third season of its hit drama series TEEN WOLF. Season three will feature 24 episodes, double the number of its first and second seasons, and will shoot in Los Angeles. This unprecedented pick-up marks the first time an MTV primetime scripted series has been renewed for a third season and the largest episode order in the scripted category to date.
"'Teen Wolf' represents a terrific foray into the scripted world for the millennial MTV audience, and marks tremendous success in the continued diversification of our schedule," said David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming. "Renewing the show for a third season celebrates the creative vision of Executive Producer Jeff Davis and the remarkable talent of the cast who bring this bona fide fan favorite to life."
"Teen Wolf" was the #1 show in its time period among teens during its season one run, and has continued to reign in the demo throughout the second season. The series currently ranks as the #1 series across all TV in its time period among the key P12-34 demo, and draws 1.8 million total viewers each week.
On the social front, "Teen Wolf" is dominating the conversation, ranking weekly as one of the most social shows on cable, according to Trendrr. In addition, the series is seeing triple digit gains in both Facebook and Twitter engagement.
In the all-new episode on Monday, July 16, Scott and Stiles come up with a method to trap the new lizard-like shapeshifter, the Kanima, during a secret concert, while Allison's mother devises a plan of her own to take care of Scott once and for all. Will everyone make it out alive? "Teen Wolf" airs Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Click here for a special sneak peek.
To check out the music featured in Monday night's episode and for free downloads of featured songs, visit Soundtrack.MTV.com. For more ways to connect with "Teen Wolf" like it on Facebook or follow the show on Twitter.
"Teen Wolf" is part of MTV's continued commitment to scripted programming, along with the critically acclaimed comedy "Awkward," the launch of the comedy "The Inbetweeners " on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and the dramedy "Underemployed " coming this fall.