This is what happens when no one—NONE OF YOU, DAMMIT—watches Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous: MTV has doubled-down on its reality show offerings, ordering 12 episodes of a "docu-soap" that follows the lives of several 18-to-25-year-old abstinent youngsters. The cameras will follow the cast as they handle their love lives, friends who look like they're having a "really great time out there," and the all-consuming, unceasing temptation to bury their abstinence rings in a far-off pit filled with unused Trojans and pent-up frustration. The show will air once a week.
Here are more deets from Entertainment Weekly:
Last year, MTV sent out a casting notice for a different prospective reality project called My First, seeking young people who were on the verge of losing their virginity. The idea was squashed after generating online controversy. This new series has a different focus — a group of virgins who may or may not eventually have sex. And, no, if they decide to shed their virginity, the act itself will not be filmed.
I'm going to hate myself for watching this. I really am. But TLC's Virgin Diaries was one of the most engrossing programs on TV. It was really dynamite television. If this as-yet unnamed show comes close to the below clip, it'll be appointment viewing.