MTV has cancelled Mary + Jane and Loosely Exactly Nicole, having opted not to renew the freshman comedies for Season 2.
Acclaimed but low-rated drama Sweet/Vicious remains on the bubble, with an ‘official’ decision on Season 2 yet to be made.
In wake of the axings, MTV chief Chris McCarthy told Deadline the decision not to renew the comedies were made after “honest conversations with the producers” and stressed that “scripted will remain important” for the network, pointing to series like Teen Wolf which have told “seminal young adult stories.”
“We are going to pair those with great reality series. The real opportunity for MTV is bringing back big, over the top, lovable reality characters.”