MTV renews 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger'

Orders another 12 episodes of half-hour comedy

MTV has ordered a second season of its teen comedy "The Hard Times of RJ Berger."

The network has picked up another 12 episodes of the half-hour single camera comedy, whose season finale airs tonight.

MTV has been bulking up its scripted programming, greenlighting pre-tested concepts like U.K. import "Skins" and a series version of the 1980s movie "Teen Wolf."

"We are 100% committed to scripted programming, and our current reality hits like 'Teen Mom,' 'If You Really Knew Me,' and, of course, 'Jersey Shore,' provide an incredibly solid foundation for us to launch scripted series and let them gain traction," said Tony DiSanto, president of programming for MTV.

"That's key, because whereas reality tends to burn bright and fast, scripted series take time to grow. Plus we have been so heavily branded as a reality network it will take a beat for our viewers to embrace this new diverse slate on the channel."
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