MTV is latest to 'Geek' out


The CW's former reality show "Beauty and the Geek" is in negotiations to move to MTV.

MTV wants a celebrity version of the show, where average geeks compete for semi-famous vixens. Although the deal is not complete, things are far enough along for producers to have started casting.

Sources said the celebrity girls probably will be at the star-wattage level of former "Real World" contestants and Playboy Playmates. Fox 21, Katalyst Films and 3 Ball Prods. produce the show, with Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Nick Santora as executive producers.

If the show is greenlighted for a sixth season, MTV would be the third network to carry the title. "Geek" launched on the WB Network in 2005, then moved to the CW for Season 2 after the network merged with UPN in 2006. (partialdiff)
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