/// MTV Orders Pilot Based on the Scream Movies
For a network that has lost nearly a quarter of its GRPs, MTV’s upfront slate is not particularly ambitious. The network on Thursday announced it has given the green light to three new series while ordering a pilot based on the four-volume horror-movie franchise, Scream. Dimension Films is producing the hour-long TV version Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s $500 million cash cow, with Craven in talks to direct. The show has been in development since last June. The timing of the project is a bit curious, as the latest installement in the series, SCRE4M, grossed just $38.2 million domestically. By comparison, the charter film in the series, 1996’s Scream, grossed $176 million stateside.