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MTV Plans Reality Show for Teenage Newspaper Nerds

Well, this just warms the cockles of my teenage-journalism-nerd heart. MTV is filming a documentary series about a high school newspaper that will air early next year.

The series is set at Cypress Bay High School in Florida, behind the scenes of the award-winning newspaper The Circuit. MTV is filming eight episodes, and lest you non-nerdy types wonder how there will possibly be enough drama to fill eight episodes, I can assure you that high school newspapers have plenty of backstabbing, catfighting and bad-decision-making to go around. Or maybe that was just my high school paper.

Interesting tidbit: MTV is shying away from calling this a "reality series," because they insist they didn't set anything up — they found this group of kids and are filming as-is (though the network did post a casting notice last year). Instead they're calling it a "docu-series." Apparently, we've reached the point where reality TV is officially classified as not real.

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RedPointyHeels RedPointyHeels 9 years
At least it would be showing teenagers doing something positive and academic. I feel like an old lady when I complain about how warped the teenage experience gets on MTV!
tokidoki1825 tokidoki1825 9 years
I would probably watch that--my high school paper had LOTS of drama, including administration censorship issues.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Ah, the drama. How I remember those high school newspaper days! Sounds like something I'll watch as well.
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 9 years
Sounds like something I'd watch actually!
jennaboa jennaboa 9 years
You know, I hope this works, but I'm not sure it will even if "nerds" are the new thing.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
I'm a journalist and kind of excited about this but i don't know if it will work. Didn't they learn anything from "i'm from rolling stone."
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
my high school paper had a bunch of boys who wanted to write nothing but music reviews, an editor who did nothing, and a couple other people who sat around and talked all class period (I was one of those when I wasn't writing about the stupid bus strikes...) Needless to say, we hardly ever put out a paper. It was distressing.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I was and still am a newspaper nerd, so I'll give it a try. I have a hard time with shows based in highschools though. I think I'm old.
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 9 years
Probably not my thing to watch, but god, I got a chuckle out of the "docu-series" thing... We've have all known, all along, that reality TV (which was practically founded by MTV's The Real World) was far from real. There just aren't that many bitchy people and weird coincidences to go around. Anyway. That cracked me up a little bit...
Supergrover Supergrover 9 years
Nope, it wasn't just your school newspaper trust me!! Every week some new drama was happening and more of my articles and reviews were getting chopped and edited to bejeezus and back. How I loved becoming editor-in-chief my junior year... pay back!!!
Molly Molly 9 years
As the proud editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper (Newton South Denebola represent!) I'm super excited for this one!
elizabethrosalyn elizabethrosalyn 9 years
Haha, they should of picked my past high school newspaper staff to film.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
What a dumb idea. What's wrong with TV these days. It's so blah with all these reality tv shows.
DarkRayne DarkRayne 9 years
I refuse to watch reality tv. The quality of television degraded once reality tv was introduced.
jjuicyy jjuicyy 9 years
hmm sounds boring but id have to see the preview...
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