Dan Savage gets his own MTV series

A few months ago, Dan Savage produced a pilot for MTV in which he tours colleges and universities in the United States fielding sex and relationship questions from the students, much like he does in real life. (I kid, it's a reality show.) Good news for Savage Love fans: MTV has officially picked up the show, Savage U.

This is also good news for underinformed teenagers (many of whom one can easily imagine are watching MTV). When he announced the inception of his It Gets Better Project, Savage lamented the fact that most schools wouldn't let him speak directly to kids who might be direly in need of advice, support, or even the simple reassurance that they're not the only ones who've ever found adolescence confusing and scary. This show could help Savage reach that audience. Reinforcing that idea, MTV Head of Production Chris Linn told EW, "I don’t think there are any networks talking to teenagers about how to navigate sex and modern relationships. There’s been a real leap forward in information online and the way teens communicate and Dan is somebody who brings real credibility." No word on when the show will air, but we're looking forward to it.

Commentarium (7 Comments)

Mar 31 11 - 7:04pm
TLW

This is the best news we've heard all day!
We wish Dan, and his audience, the very best.
Keep up the good work, Dan!!!

Mar 31 11 - 8:10pm
creepy

Ditto that. Hope they don't try to reign his opinions in to attempt to please any specific groups.

Mar 31 11 - 9:09pm
geebee

Oh jeez creepy, don't hold your breath on that one. I predict a resounding backlash (and not the fun kind). I just hope Mr "Frothy Mixture" Santorum is dumb enough to slither out from under his rock and get involved. That'll be fun.

Mar 31 11 - 9:51pm
Era

YES! YESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!

Apr 01 11 - 9:19am
KingPellinore

I like this so much, I want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant.

Apr 13 11 - 7:59pm
Jen

This comment made this news even BETTER!!

Apr 01 11 - 2:41pm
thinkywritey

I've watched some of the clips on Savage's youtube channel, and am amused/saddened/horrified by the questions he gets asked. Then again, he gets asked the same questions by the "adults" who write to him...