'Hard Times' ahead at MTV
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - MTV has fallen on "Hard Times" and will air the new coming-of-age comedy series.
The teen series, whose plot is drawing comparisons to HBO's older-skewing new comedy "Hung," chronicles the hellish life of RJ Berger, a desperately unpopular 15-year-old.
When RJ's anatomical gift is dramatically revealed in front of the whole school, he goes from anonymous to famous and finds his first sliver of confidence. But he also has to deal with a best friend trying to capitalize on his newfound fame, a student body with no shortage of cruel jokes and an insane home life.
"Hard," from New Remote Prods., was created and executive produced by David Katzenberg, whose producing credits include CBS' "Survivor," and Seth Grahame-Smith.
MTV declined to comment.
(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)
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