Back in January, we heard that The Onion advice columnist/contributor Dan Savage, who was also a major part of the MTV special for the It Gets Better Project, was getting his own MTV pilot called Savage Love.
Now, we're hearing that Savage's MTV show has officially been given the green light, and it will now be called Savage U.
Here's what MTV's head of production Chris Linn had to say about it:
"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.”
As we said back in January, we're excited to see what Mr. Savage will do with his own show.
Will U tune in for Dan Savage's new late night show on MTV?
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We hope so! We think he gives very good advice and we certainly like what he stands for.
Dan Savage is best known as an advice columnist and a contributor to The Onion. You may also remember him from the special MTV did on the It Gets Better Project, as Dan was a major element to its success.
Having seen what he can do already, MTV has ordered a pilot called Savage Love, in which Dan would be the star. Cameras are slated to follow Dan as he tours college campuses, taking questions from students about sex and relationships. His advice can be brutally honest, which we imagine the network sees as a bankable attribute and Dan doesn't shy away from being a bit graphic when talking about sex.
Pair this with Skins and you've got one hell of a lineup on Monday nights. (The PTC's heads will explode!)
We'd love to see what he would do with his own show. He's definitely a personality.
Think U would watch his show?
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What an unbelievably personal message! Such an inspiration!
Check out (above) Janet Jackson's message to LGBT youth, as part of the 'It Gets Better' campaign!
Thanks for the kind words, bb!
She brings up such a good point! Please don't just internalize everything!
There are people who WANT to help, and LISTEN to you!
Speak out, please!
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The cast and crew of the hit show Brothers & Sisters took time out of their day to make this video for the Trevor Project and it truly is remarkable.
There are some amazing people on this show with some amazing stories to share.
Please, take the time to check out this video (above) and hear how it really does get better from people who know!
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Damn, George Takei! Burn!
Check out the openly gay actor in a very unconventional video for the "It Gets Better" campaign (above) by putting homophobic Arkansas school board member Clint McCance on serious BLAST for the hateful comments he made on his Facebook page regarding gay people!
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Thanks for taking a stand and calling it like it is, bb!
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