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MTV orders virgins reality show
Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 5, 2013 | James Hibberd

Posted on 08/05/2013 8:13:52 PM PDT by grundle

MTV has greenlit the anti-Jersey Shore.

The network has ordered 12 episodes of a new docu-soap series following a group of virgins.

This as-yet-untitled show follows the lives of several abstinent young people (ages 18 to 25) trying to handle their love lives, parental sex talks, sexually active friends, and the pressure to give in to their temptations. Throughout each episode, MTV chronicles v-card-carrying cast members from across the country, all “plagued with the overwhelming question of keeping their virginity… or losing it.”

The show will include messaging from MTV’s Peabody-winning “It’s Your (Sex) Life” campaign, which aims to empower young people to make better decisions about their sexual health.

Endemol USA will produce the weekly, hour-long reality show, which is sure to generate plenty of discussion for the network. The channel has a history of reality hits starring sexually active party-going young people — from The Real World, to The Hills, to Jersey Shore, to Buckwild. While it’s common for such reality ensembles to have one character who is still a virgin, this may be the first time a grown-up docu-soap reality series will have an all-virgin cast. Previously, TLC aired a one-time special titled The Virgin Diaries, which followed virgins in their 20s and 30s.

Last year, MTV sent out a casting notice for a different prospective reality project called My First, seeking young people who were on the verge of losing their virginity. The idea was squashed after generating online controversy. This new series has a different focus — a group of virgins who may or may not eventually have sex. And, no, if they decide to shed their virginity, the act itself will not be filmed.


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1 posted on 08/05/2013 8:13:52 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

With Helen Thomas dead, where are they going to find one?


2 posted on 08/05/2013 8:16:11 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: grundle

By the second episode they’ll all be gay and/or no longer virgins.


3 posted on 08/05/2013 8:20:32 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: grundle

If I was a few years younger, and everything in life the same, I’d try for this.

Maybe they should get me on there for a little while anyway, because my first time was... quite boring. The time spent would’ve been better used to read a book.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 8:22:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: grundle

I’m sure MTV will handle the whole thing with fairness, grace and utmost good taste

or not.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 8:22:38 PM PDT by PGR88
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Something far, far, far better and important would be for medical conditions you can’t see. Like endocrine disease.


6 posted on 08/05/2013 8:24:45 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: grundle

what a horrible joke on civilization the media is


7 posted on 08/05/2013 8:25:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: grundle
Probably gonna be pulled:

Stuffin Martha's Muffin

8 posted on 08/05/2013 8:26:15 PM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: grundle

If the producers don’t portray the virgins as a “look as those hypocritical self-righteous freaks” sneer, I will be shocked.

If MTV isn’t about sex, drugs and rocknroll, what would they have to say?


9 posted on 08/05/2013 8:35:01 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: grundle

And I thought the whining on “Breaking Amish” was intolerable. BTW, I wonder how strict the definition of “virgin” is going to be?


10 posted on 08/05/2013 8:37:39 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: grundle

I should have added: Are there gonna be examinations for proof? You know, GYN exams for the young ladies and polygraph exams for the young men? Or are these all young people simply going to be self-proclaimed virgins?

Inquiring minds want to know.


11 posted on 08/05/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

You really expect that a smutty MTV program will have “standards”?

They had a show last year and one of them died and two ended up in jail on drug charges or something, it was cancelled. I think it was called “Buckwild”.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 8:42:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: PGR88

fairness, grace and utmost good taste

therye canceling ALREADY??


13 posted on 08/05/2013 8:48:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Chicago Murder Updates..http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/)
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To: grundle

Virginity is something to be “shed.” What a culture.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 9:06:20 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: grundle

Once had a girlfriend named Virginia.
Called her Virgin for short.
But not for long.


15 posted on 08/05/2013 9:14:17 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: wastedyears

That bad,huh?


16 posted on 08/05/2013 10:24:59 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: grundle

What are they calling it, The Lewinski Chronicles?


17 posted on 08/05/2013 10:28:18 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: catnipman

>”I wonder how strict the definition of “virgin” is going to be?”<

One out of three ain’t bad.


18 posted on 08/05/2013 10:29:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

You could see how ugly I look on my page. Took that long to find someone that could stand me.


19 posted on 08/05/2013 10:48:25 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: grundle

To all the virgins of the world...thanks for nothing!


20 posted on 08/06/2013 12:58:39 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Yeah, it really was, sadly. Was like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.


21 posted on 08/06/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: wastedyears

You’re not ugly.


22 posted on 08/06/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: catnipman

This show is so incredibly fake. For one thing, Amish people don’t use such foul language.


23 posted on 08/06/2013 12:56:50 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: wastedyears

Egads!


24 posted on 08/06/2013 12:57:56 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

No offense, but I’d rather the opinion of a woman.


25 posted on 08/06/2013 6:51:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: wastedyears

I am a woman.


26 posted on 08/06/2013 8:01:31 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Oh................................ in that case, thank you.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 8:37:42 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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