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.
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."