Comic-Con News: MTV Renews 'Teen Wolf' for Season 3
Comic-Con News: MTV Renews 'Teen Wolf' for Season 3
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Double the Teen Wolf, double the fun? That seems to be MTV's thinking. During a San Diego Comic-Con panel dedicated to the supernatural show, audiences learned that MTV had renewed Teen Wolf for season 3. But that wasn't all. Season 3 of Teen Wolf will feature 24 episodes -- double the number in the current season.

Now in the middle of its second season, Teen Wolf is the story of teenagers falling in love, killing monsters and occasionally turning into murderous beasts that roam the night. The show is based on the 1980s Michael J. Fox film of the same name, but the similarities begin and end with the name.

Whatever changes the new Teen Wolf TV show has made, obviously they work.

The San Diego Comic-Con announcement about season 3 is unprecedented on many fronts. Although other shows have announced renewals during the SDCC, this is the first time an MTV show has done so. This also marks the first time an MTV scripted series has achieved a third season renewal. Finally, with 24 episodes, Teen Wolf season 3 is the largest season order for an MTV scripted show.

Doubling the season 3 episode order to a total of 24 episodes is not the only change coming to Teen Wolf. While the series has filmed in Atlanta for its first two seasons, production will move to Los Angeles for season 3.

Speaking about the renewal, David Janollari (the head of MTV programming) stated: "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."

MTV has good reason to support Teen Wolf (other than the fact that the show is awesome). In the network's target teen demographic, the series has ranked as the number 1 program in its timeslot for the first two seasons. An average of 1.8 million total viewers have been tuning in on a weekly basis.

And it's not just the kids who are watching. Actual adults (like, say, me) watch Teen Wolf regularly. It looks like there is going to be plenty more for all of us to watch whenever Teen Wolf season 3 debuts!

Teen Wolf season 2 currently airs Mondays at 10pm on MTV.

(Images courtesy of MTV)