October 12, 2013 11:14am PT by Philiana Ng
MTV Renews 'Teen Wolf' for Season 4, Launches Aftershow
MTV has renewed Teen Wolf for a fourth season.
The cable network has picked up 12 more episodes of the supernatural drama, it was revealed Saturday at New York Comic Con. Season four will premiere in 2014.
MTV also announced a new talk show, Wolf Watch, that will begin airing after new episodes of Teen Wolf when the series returns for the remaining 12 episodes of season three on Monday, Jan. 6.
The half-hour Wolf Watch will be hosted by Jill Wagner, who plays Kate Argent on the series. Wolf Watch will offer more insight into Teen Wolf, touching on topics such as its mythology, romances and bromances. Appearances by other castmembers as well as celebrity fans are expected.
The news comes following a strong first half of season three, during which Teen Wolf averaged 2.8 million viewers and a 2.5 rating in MTV's target 12-34 demographic, making it the most watched and highest-rated season thus far.
MTV's announcement of an accompanying Teen Wolf talk show continues the trend started by cable networks like AMC and TNT, who launched talk shows to accompany their flagship series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Falling Skies. The renewal keeps Teen Wolf firmly in the MTV family, along with Awkward, which was picked up for a fourth season.
Teen Wolf was developed by Jeff Davis, who executive produces with Russell Mulcahy, Marty Adelstein, Rene Echevarria, Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden star.
The first half of the season will be available on DVD on Dec. 10.