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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  1. They need to take this show off air and put on a spelling show for you all! Da need 2 put in a speel shoo fo all u brain ded foos who can’t speel!

    • Not all of us are illeterate, thankyou.

    • Go spew your hate somewhere else loser…you are entirely much more inferior than you think

    • Not to be rude but your the ONE THAT CAN’T SPELL RIGHT SOOOO!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH LOSER….:) 😐

    • go suck a dick u piece of s***

    • You said people can’t spell. You can’t either. You are using wrong English to. Your sentences do not make sense so please stop trying to tell people off you are no better.

    • U stupid yourself watch 1&2 season den hit me back but till then shut up

    • I am voting 4 12 seasons

  2. derrick alpa yea

  3. derek is my boo

  4. obsessed with teen wolf…hurry up!

    • I love teen wolf

  5. I vote for at least a 8 season min…

    • You goo!!! I go for 9 seasons

  6. I love teen wolf. I cant wait for season three to come out. My fav charcter is derek. He is even cute when he is mad.

  7. So what day does season 3 air im so ready for it.


  9. Yeah!!!!! I thought they were going to end?!!i want it go on until the 9th season

  10. Just been on another website and evry1 is saying that derek and stiles should date become lovers thats a big no no just no it would ruin it they bicker like brothers

    • They do! And I agree stiles is good with that werewolf chick who got a crush on him. And don’t see no one yet for Derek yet

    • I really look forward to Stiles and Derek getting closer actually, they make the HOTTEST couple ;__;

  11. This is the best show EVER i like the way yall end the season for the next season if i could i would love to meet the cast of TEEN WOLF

  12. So when does the show actually air? It doesn’t say, the only thing i’ve heard about the show is that they are doubling the episodes!

  13. It’s is a great season can’t wait for season 3.

    • Is there any release date for Season 3 yet? I really hope it comes out soon! I don’t think I can wait any longer, this show is really addicting and one of my all-time favorites :)
      I’m dying to find out what happens to Jackson, and how he deals with his new transformation 😀 Also, Stiles is my fav and I need some more of him ehhe.

      • actually carman it says that jackson wont be back for season 3

  14. going to have to say crystal reed… is so beautiful!!!!!!!

  15. Wow you guys are really doing great.

  16. When does season 3 of teen wolf premiere?

    • It looks like they just started filming a few days ago actually! So it should be maybe by the end of this year? >.> I can’t wait that long lol

      • No, actually they started filming close to 3 weeks ago, so in the middle of this year or before.

  17. I really love teen wolf. And also love what you guys are doing, keep on going, keep on doing the good work. Love you guys.

  18. i love teenwolf,i realy enjoy d movie. I will be glad if the third season can be release quickly.

  19. I have seen every wolfman movie every made . This teenwolf is more real like than anything before it . Iam 63 yrs. old I enjoy watching this show , infact it’s number one in. my book.

  20. Honestly mtv used to be all about music now its ruined with dramatic nonsense like reality tv if this show ends so soon it will be sad. I mean considering the fact its one of the best shows mtv has had in a long time. I only started watching mtv again because of teen wolf

  21. When will it come back on this year

  22. OMG!!!! cant wait till season 3 my mom and i watch it even my big bro. i have watched season 1 and 2 3 times on my phone. hurry i will watch it like 30 times till season 3. oh and hey STOP trashing talking if u dont like it then dont watch it so dont be a hatter. i NEED season 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. I read somewhere a couple weeks ago that they won’t air until summer 2013 so not to far, but still I can’t wait. It needs to come quicker. :)

  24. When does the new season start

  25. I love this show and want to know when season3 will come out because I here that it comes out sometime this summer BUT I CAN’T WAIT THAT LONG!!!

  26. I love this show and want to know when season3 will come out because I here that it comes out sometime this summer but I cannot wait until this summer.

    • i love this show and i well like to see the season 3 dis year,my family love this show.

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