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. When is season three coming out on Netflix

    • season 3 hasn’t even aired yet

  2. When is it coming out on Netflix

  3. This is the best show I have ever seen if u get this call me at 502-408-2585 or 502-618-4143

    • Did u really just give out ur fone#? Stupid.

  4. When is season 3 coming out please ? Best show ever !!!

    • june 3 this year

  5. when is season 3 coming out

  6. I ♥ this SHOW and I cant wait until its BACK and I still remember everyone and everything that happened from Season 1 to Season 2. So come on Teen Wolf bring in the thrill and the heat

  7. I just lov this series so badly !! When does season 3 come out!!!??? Personally they should finally turn stiles into a werewolve that would be an awesome twist!!!

    • I did some math and I think it may come out June 1, 2 or 3. There was a 100 day announcement a little while back and I did the math

  8. Watched season 1 and 2 in 1 day on netflix soo hooked cant wait for season 3 ;O #NoLife lol

    • LOL ;) i watched season 1 and 2 in two days. i pretended 2 be sick 2 stay home from school 2 watch it i would have watched them in 1 day but i had 2 get off the computer be4 my parents got home from work =)

  9. watched seasons one and two on netflix will season three come soon

  10. Okay so Teen wolf posted a thing a while back that was a 100 day announcement until they air season three. I did a little math and figured out it was in early June. June 1, 2 or 3. I may be wrong but I don’t know.

  11. I wish they would make the 3rd season immediantly cause ive been obssets with teen wolf and i wanna watch more of it!!

  12. Teen wolf returns on the 3rd of June, ur all welcome

  13. i love this show! watched season 1 and 2 in a day and i cant wait till season 3 comes out! im addicted!

  14. When does teen wolf come on in 2013

  15. Like the ten wolf page on face book…they started a count down for season 3

  16. teen wolf is the best when you got a girl over to watch it with you

  17. do any one know when teen wolf coming out season 3 some on let me know

  18. Reading that information about “Teen Wolf” was really interesting! Really! But that really didn’t answer my question….. When does “Teen Wolf” season 3 come out?!

    • it will be coming on doring the summer

  19. Hey i loveed this movie i was wonder can i get a t short im 15 years old

  20. It’s about time we know (the fans)Hope its the Best season ever

    • According to Facebook June 3

  21. When is teen wolf coming out? Can’t wait….

  22. According to their Facebook page, season 3 premiere will be June 3rd!

  23. I love teen wolf I’m a big fan pls keep us to date as to what time the new season will premiere in central africa,southafrica preferably.I loved season 2.

  24. I’m so glad teen wolf is coming out on June 3 and I hope Allison and Scott get back together

  25. I love show ‘Teen wolf’ can’t wait until season 3 :) :) :) :) :)

  26. When will season 3 start

    • Season 3 is on in england 14 july

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