MTV has announced five new series commissions including three brand new additions to its UK and international schedules – Car Crash Couples, Judge Geordie and working title Hire Me – and two returning smash hits, Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach.
Dating format Car Crash Couples will be produced by 5Production for MTV International, the first commission for Channel 5’s in-house production arm from a Viacom network since the US entertainment giant’s takeover of Channel 5 last year. The 8 x 60-minute series will focus on the challenges four young couples face when taking the toughest road trip of their lives across Mexico and will be filmed this summer, premiering in the UK in 2016.
“MTV’s entertainment schedule is on fire this summer,” commented Kerry Taylor, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MTV UK. “We’re really excited to be partnering with some of the UK’s best known production houses to bring our fans a stunning blend of brand new relatable commissions – Car Crash Couples, Hire Me and Judge Geordie – which are sure to resonate with our audiences and evolve into instant ratings winners and fuel the social media conversation. Our returning hit shows, Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach have already established a loyal and passionate following and we’re confident that they will continue to gain momentum.”