MTV Renews ‘Teen Wolf’; Season 3 Will Have 24 Episodes

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Teen Wolf Renewed for Season 3 MTV Renews ‘Teen Wolf’; Season 3 Will Have 24 Episodes

After a strong first and second season, MTV’s hit supernatural drama Teen Wolf claws its way into a third season. The network not only announced the show’s renewal this week at Comic-Con – but also that the series episode count has been doubled to include 24 episodes, instead of the 12 they had for the previous two seasons.

Loosely based on the ’80s film of the same name, Teen Wolf centers on recently-turned teen werewolf Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), who is learning to cope with his newfound power while trying to maintain a normal life.





This season, Scott’s life was made even more problematic as he had to not only avoid  his girlfriend Allison’s (Crystal Reed) werewolf hunting family – but a new lizard-like shapeshifting enemy known as a “Kanima,” revealed to be his high school rival Jackson Whittmore ( Colton Haynes). Scott had to make the difficult decision to join current Alpha-wolf Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) to help Jackson before Allison’s family could put him down for good.

Teen Wolf currently airs on Mondays nights at 10/9c and draws in an average of 1.8 million total viewers each week. The series also has consistently dominated its timeslot in the 12-34 demographic, since the series premiere last year. MTV’s head of programming, David Janollari, had this to say in a press statement:

“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. 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.”

The season 3 pick-up of Teen Wolf is undoubtedly great news for fans of the series – but the plan to extend the show may not be the best thing for a scripted show on MTV, which has always been more in the reality TV business. As a show that doesn’t feature the “Freak of the Week” format other similar shows like Smallville, or Supernatural follow, the season-long villains and storylines of Teen Wolf may be at risk of becoming overly drawn out, or could lose some of the less committed viewers.

Teen Wolf Renewed for Season 3 Kanima MTV Renews ‘Teen Wolf’; Season 3 Will Have 24 EpisodesJackson in his “Kanima” form

As of late, MTV has put a greater focus on scripted programming – with the renewal of freshman comedy Awkward and the launching of two new comedies The Inbetweeners (premieres Monday, Aug. 20 at 10:30), and Underemployed, which will premiere this fall. Teen Wolf season 3 will mark the highest episode count the network has ever given to a scripted series to date.


Catch Teen Wolf  Mondays on MTV @ 10pm

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  3. More of dudes with no shirt on

  4. Oh I can’t wait to see all the hotties on the show without their shirts on. Yummy!!!!

  5. Ummm First Off I Loveeee Derek But Anywayss Allison Is Coo But I Really Didn’t Like How She Keep Shoting Byod But Scott You Is Okay And Uu Need all Ways Stick By Derek Even Doe He Its Your Alpha But Still yea And Stills You Funny As Ever And Coo But Omg Derek Is Sooooo Handsome Lol he To Beaty In Teen Wolf But Yea Keep Doun What Y’all Have to do And I wanna be on the show

    • Wow, nice grammar Sesha. :L

    • I dont under understand a single word u rote. u need 2 go back 2 school.

      • You may want to take your own advice.

  6. I can’t wait till teen wolf comes back on. I love this show. It does remind me of the movie teen wolf, which is a good movie as well.

  7. Ahh I cant until season 3 I’m so happy I want to no wat happens really bad

    • me too

    • i am very exited to see season 3 of teen wolf! i have watched season 1 and 2 every day for about 2 weeks or more now and i am very happy of the way it has turned out i am thrilled to see more and i am dying on the insides because i havent seen season 3 yet i have been confused about the whole date thing so does anyone know what date season 3 comes out on netflix

  8. I Can not wait until season 3 OMG! teen wolf is the best i swear if alison aks like a jerk i be mad!!!!!!!!!

  9. only two days until our wolves returns…I hope that you cant wait as I.I was watching some preview of season three and It will be awesome!!!!More fighting more everything!A heck off a party awaits us,again it will be too good I cant wait this two days.

  10. Ok so teen wolf season 3 is meant to be premiering on June 3rd but I’ve checked the tv and there’s no sign of it! Help anyone??

  11. Teen wolf season 3 is meant to be premiering on June 3rd but I’ve checked the tv and there’s no sign of it! Help anyone??

  12. Im from sweden, I love Teen Wolf ;-)

  13. Love teen wolf can’t wait till Monday!!

  14. luv ya all dereck,scout,jackson,allison and so on, cant wait for season 3 pals.omg teenwolf movie is so awesome,cant wait for d next season 3. LUV YA ALL,.


  16. i just watch season 1-2 in 2days and i have to say its really good cant wait till season 3 cums out looking forward to it.

  17. Pliz don’t keep us waiting any longer, im really burning 4 that season 3 n lookin forward 2 it

  18. Pliz don’t keep us waiting any longer, im really burning 4 that season3 n lookin forward 2 it

  19. Pliz don’t keep us waiting any longer, im really burning 4 that season3 n lookin forward 2 it .

  20. It’s already showing here in USA. 3 episodes aired so far. And a nee one tomorrow night. It is really good. You guys are going to LOVE it!! I DON’T WANT TO GIVE OUT ANY SPOILERS.

    • Good 4 u.while u lot in USA r watching teen wolf us in the UK r pulling out our hair out at the roots in clumps. IT IS SOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOT FAIRRRRRR


  22. when will season 3 be out on Netflix??

  23. Season 3 is on in england 14 july

    • What channel

  24. i love you all teen wolf love valerie

  25. I love your movie and Scott is sssooo HOT!

  26. season 3 is awesome, hoping for more good episodes,

  27. I am 48 years old and I love the show and season 3 has turned out to be great and I usually watch it over and over. I just hope Scot gets to stay the good Woulf.

  28. Teen Wolf has been one of the BEST TV SERIES I’ve watched since it started!! As me & other fans of the show it’s given us something to look forward to every Monday nite & the excitement that the Cast & other members of the show bring is so intense & different to watch on MTV!! Would have me & a lot of fans truly upset if show stopped,so PLEASE FROM ME & ALL WHO ARE TRUE FANS OF SHOW DON’T STOP, LET THERE BE MORE THAN 3 SEASONS!!!!! It’s incredible acting & producers who have made this show to the fans!! So thank you for making Teen Wolf the BEST WATCHED SHOW ON MTV!!!

  29. There has only been 13 episodes what happen to the 24 episodes ?