MTV renews hit shows

With ratings showing some life in January after a moribund fourth quarter, MTV has announced renewals for several programs that helped spark double-digit audience gains.

Cabler has announced season-two renewals for "The Hills" spinoff "The City," which features Whitney Port, and "Run's House" spinoff "Daddy's Girls," which stars Vanessa and Angela Simmons.

MTV has also greenlit "Teen Cribs" for series status, ordering 20 episodes after a Jan. 17 special presentation of the reality lifestyle skein more than doubled the recent time-period average.

For the week ended Jan. 19, these reality series helped key MTV to a 19% jump in viewers 12-34 over its fourth-quarter average in the demo.

In addition, the net has ordered 28 episodes of its achievement-themed skein "Made."

Renewals come as MTV readies a Sunday-night lineup that will bow Feb. 8 with the premieres of "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "The CollegeHumor Show," "Nitro Circus" and "How's Your News."

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