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MTV’s Scream gets two new showrunners

The cast of Scream, presumably taking the news in stride
The cast of Scream, presumably taking the news in stride

While enumerating the problems MTV’s Scream had in its freshman season, T.V. Club made some suggestions for a “complete overhaul” of the show, including but not limited to rerunning Human Giant in its place. Now it seems the network has taken our advice, aiming to start over with a new pair of showrunners. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia have been replaced by Michael Gans and Richard Register. (And somewhere, a finger on a monkey’s paw slowly curls.)

Sources tell THR that Dimension TV (the small-screen arm of the studio that produced the Scream movies) grew “unhappy with the creative direction of the revival.” Blotevogel, who will stay on as a consultant, pitched a possible anthology turn earlier this summer which could allow the series to effectively reboot itself. Gans and Register’s producing and writing credits include an animated show (SG) and the teen-gymnast dramedy Make It Or Break It, so we suppose the teen-target farce that is Scream should be in their wheelhouse.

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