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MTV Renews 'Teen Wolf'

The supernatural teen drama has been given the green light for a third season.

Teen Wolf Cast Portrait - H 2012
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"Teen Wolf"

MTV has renewed Teen Wolf for a third season.

The cable network said during  its Comic-Con panel Thursday that it has ordered 24 more episodes for the supernatural teen drama from executive producer Jeff Davis. This doubles the episode count from the first two seasons.

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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,” said David Janollari, head of MTV programming. “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.”

Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes co-star in the series that centers on social outsider Scott McCall (Posey), whose life changes when he turns into a werewolf.

Currently in the middle of its second season, Teen Wolf is averaging 1.8 million weekly viewers on Monday nights. The season launched following the MTV Movie Awards this year, a move that MTV also employed for its debut in 2011.

Teen Wolf is the top series in its time period among the net's 12-34 demo.

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