[12/09/14 - 11:10 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 9 Updates include: David Costabile cast in Showtime's "Billions"; Christopher McDonald latest set for TNT's "Cocaine Cowboys"; and ABC developing Ken Follett's "Fall of Giants" as a limited series.
[10/16/12 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, October 16 Updates include: FOX to import the U.K.'s "Gavin & Stacey"; Ryan Hurst joins TNT's "King & Maxwell"; and Rob Thomas to take a new stab at "Metropolis" at The CW.
[08/23/12 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Thursday, August 23 Updates include: FOX asks "Bob's Burgers" for six additional scripts; Malin Akerman cast as the mom in ABC's "Suburgatory"; and Thomas Middleditch boards NBC's "The Office" spin-off.
[05/16/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, May 16 Updates include: MTV cancels "I Just Want My Pants Back"; "Cougar Town" co-creators to step down as showrunners; and Syfy's "Haven" to return Friday, September 21.
[02/09/12 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 9 Updates include: NBC rolls its "Munsters" reboot to June; CBS greenlights Ben Falcone comedy pilot; and Justin Kirk to topline NBC's "Animal Kingdom."
[07/29/11 - 10:03 AM] MTV Presents Full Slate at Their Summer TCA Presentation "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," "America's Best Dance Crew" to return; "Beavis and Butt-Head," "Good Vibes" to premiere October 27; and a sneak of "I Just Want My Pants Back" to air after the VMAs next month.
[03/31/11 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 31 Updates include: MTV orders "The Inbetweeners" to series; Nigel Lythgoe to import "Secret Fortune" for CBS; and "The Transporter" series finds a home at Cinemax.
[01/14/11 - 07:11 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 14 Updates include: Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in and produce CBS pilot; TNT gives "Generations" a cast-contingent order; and MTV gives "I Just Want My Pants Back" a series commitment.
[08/05/10 - 06:26 PM] Development Update: Thursday, August 5 Updates include: Richard Schiff set for "Criminal Minds" spin-off; Doug Liman to helm MTV pilot; and Noah Reid to topline Syfy's "Three Inches."
SEASON(S): 1 (12 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/16/12
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's press release, November 2011) MTV announced today the premiere of new scripted comedy series "I Just Want My Pants Back," with a special one-hour debut on Thursday, February 2 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, following an all-new episode of "Jersey Shore." From acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith, "Swingers," "Go," "Bourne Identity") and based on David J. Rosen's novel of the same name, "I Just Want My Pants Back" follows the triumphs and misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate post-college life in Brooklyn. The first two episodes will air back-to-back, and the 12 episode half-hour series will air regularly on Thursday nights from 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT, following MTV's hit series "Jersey Shore." The pilot episode aired as a special sneak peek after the 2011 Video Music Awards on August 28, and averaged a 4.9 P12-34 rating and 5.1 million total viewers. 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, going to bars and hooking up above his entry level job where he's the lowest rung at a casting agency, and dreams of being in music journalism-but has no idea how to get there. It's not until a one night stand steals his heart and his pants, that he begins a quest to get his beloved jeans back, and hopefully the girl, while also growing up along the way.