Almost two decades after the debut of Singled Out, which launched the TV careers of Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy, MTV is betting on another dating show for the 18-34 set. I’ve learned that the network is picking up The Hook-Up, a dating show hosted by Andrew Schulz, star of MTV2′s hit reality series Guy Code. I hear The Hook-Up, from Thinkfactory Media (Hatfields & McCoys) is getting a 20-episode order. Schulz, repped by ROAR, Innovative and attorney Lev Ginsburg, also is attached to MTV’s upcoming Girl Code, an offshoot from Guy Code, and appeared on MTV2′s Hip Hop Squares and in the FX pilot Bronx Warrants.
In other MTV news, MTV2 just announced a second-season pickup of Mac Miller And The Most Dope Family for a 2014 premiere.