Based on the 1985 film of the same name starring Michael J. Fox, MTV’s Teen Wolf launched in 2011 as the network’s first scripted drama. Since then, though the show’s ratings have declined, it’s remained MTV’s most reliable player in the network’s attempt to shift toward scripted programming,

Since McCarthy was named MTV president last year, the cable channel has been eyeing more video content aimed at younger audiences. In this era of “peak TV,” in which there are 500 scripted shows available to consumers across a wide variety of channels and platforms, it’s increasingly difficult for a network’s programming to stick out from the crowd. MTV’s decision to double (and triple) down on a proven commodity is far from a creatively bold maneuver; in fact it’s become the norm across the TV landscape.

But announcing a full reboot of the show before it even ends? That seems to be a first.

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