10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
MTV's 'Finding Carter' Renewed for Second Season
MTV is keeping closer tabs on Finding Carter.
The youth-skewing network has renewed the scripted drama starring Kathryn Prescott for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama about a teenager who learns that her mother abducted her as a child will return for a second round of 12 episodes. Bones' Emily Silver created the series, which is exec produced by Terri Minsky, Deborah Spera, Maria Grasso and Alexander Motlagh.
Since its July 8 debut, Finding Carter has averaged 1.25 million total viewers, which grows 70 percent when factoring in three days of delayed viewing. The drama is the No. 1 new series streaming on MTV and its mobile app, with more than 5 million streams this year.
"The creative minds behind Finding Carter did an exceptional job bringing this story to life and drawing our audience in," MTV programming president Susanne Daniels said. "I'm looking forward to another season following Carter on her journey."
Finding Carter was one of four new series picked up under Daniels. Of the four, the two that have premiered this year (Finding Carter and comedy Faking It) have already been renewed for second seasons. Drama Eye Candy and comedy Happyland will debut Sept. 30.
Finding Carter joins a roster of MTV originals that includes Awkward, Teen Wolf and the upcoming Shannara, which has yet to begin casting. On the pilot side, MTV is readying a Scream adaptation and the comedy Ken Jeong Made Me Do It.