EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: MTV has given a pilot presentation order to Watching The Wilsons, a hybrid (partially scripted, mostly improv) comedy about a family in the vein of the Kardashians with a pinch of the Bluths from Arrested Development and the Pritchetts from Modern Family. The project, from RelativityReal, is designed to have the look and feel of an actual reality show. It was created by comedian Cy Amundson who is starring and co-executive producing. Reality veterans Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, who are under an overall deal at RelativityReal, executive produce. Joel Hokestra and Generate’s Samantha Saifer co-executive produce. Amundson is with Gersh and Saifer.
Meanwhile, MTV has passed on Cassandra French’s Finishing School For Boys, Krysten Ritter/Eric Garcia’s hourlong pilot based on Garcia’s book.