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It may be the end of the road for MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back. The cable channel has cancelled the romantic comedy series after one year but the show could live on to see season two.
Based on the book by David J. Rosen, I Just Want My Pants Back revolves around a group of twenty-something hipsters who try to figure out dating and the rest of life in Brooklyn. The cast includes Peter Vack, Elisabeth Hower, Jordan Carlos, Kim Shaw, and Sunkrish Bala. The show was initially developed for NBC.
Pants was previewed back in August 2011 and drew a very healthy 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.13 million total viewers. In retrospect, MTV execs may be wishing that they'd started airing the rest of the season right away.
When the rest of the first season »
In case there was ever any doubt about the awesomeness of "I Just Want My Pants Back," tonight's Season 1 finale brings out the absolute best in the show. We were laughing out loud by minute three, when Jason (Peter Vack) has a life changing moment -- for real -- while sitting on a toilet.
No, that's not where he encounters his much sought-after fling, Jane. When Jason and Jane do reunite later on, sparks fly -- but things may not end quite as Jason imagined they would. (When do they ever, really?) Elsewhere, Paul is making himself a little too comfortable in Tina's (Kim Shaw) apartment... and in her life. Feeling suffocated, she makes some less-than-ideal choices.
MTV is gearing up to debut a new scripted comedy series called I Just Want My Pants Back, and we here at Collider have been provided with an exclusive clip to share with our readers. The show comes from executive producer Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and follows a group of friends navigating post-college life in Brooklyn. The show is based on the book of the same name by David J. Rosen and is set to debut with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, February 2nd at 11pm Et/Pt. The pilot was written by Rosen and directed by Liman (who also helmed the pilot of The O.C.). Hit the jump to check out the clip. Here’s the synopsis for the series: Struggling with sex, love, career and friendship as a young twenty-something living in Brooklyn, the series follows Jason Strider, played by Peter Vack. Jason puts hanging with his friends, »
- Adam Chitwood
On February 2nd, the dramedy series I Just Want My Pants Back, executive produced by Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity, Go, Swingers), premieres on MTV. A funny, honest portrayal of friendships and relationships among a group of 20-something friends in Brooklyn, it tells the story of Jason Strider (Peter Vack), his best friend Tina (Kim Shaw), and Eric (Jordan Carlos) and Stacey (Elisabeth Hower). When a one night stand steals Jason’s heart and his pants, he begins a quest to get his beloved jeans back, and hopefully find the girl, while growing up along the way. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Doug Liman talked about how and when he got involved with I Just Want My Pants Back, what makes MTV the perfect home for the show, the challenge of finding a talented and attractive cast of actors who was relatively unknown, and »
- Christina Radish
Shows like "Gossip Girl" and "Law & Order" depict two very different versions of New York City -- the glittery, polished wealth and the grime and crime of the underbelly. MTV's latest scripted offering, "I Just Want My Pants Back," features neither of those things.
The series, based on the novel by David J. Rosen, dives into Brooklyn, unapologetically spotlighting the indifference and boredom that plagues the oft-parodied hipster population. At the heart of the story is Jason (Peter Vack), a sort of Seth Cohen on a diet of ramen and Pbr whose uninspiring entry level job is just his way of working for the weekend.
The true breakout of the show, though, is Kim Shaw as his best friend Tina, who has somehow discovered the secret to having direction and having fun. Lots and lots of fun. She's got the best one-liners and the best hair, and we can't help »
5 items from 2012
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