Scream season 3: Our thoughts on the best premiere-date window

TygaWe know that there are many people out there eager for some Scream season 3 news — we certainly understand it, especially when it feels like MTV has been dragging its feet forever.

Ultimately, what we want to do at this point is start to have them circling the wagons and starting to, at the very least, think about when they want to put this show on the air. All indications we get suggest that it’s still coming, and we do think we’ve figured out the perfect time for it … not that we think it’s going to be all that surprising to anyone.

Scream season 3 should premiere around Halloween. There, we said it. The most ridiculous and obvious thing ever.

Now, how should MTV choose to kick off season 3? This is where we are going to get a little bit more creative, mostly because we do think there are some ways that you can really milk this holiday for just about everything that you can. There are only six episodes in the series, and with that, you’ve got a few different options for how you want to program it. You could do something where you air all six episodes one week, or you could do something where you air them all over just a few nights. Yet, we do think that this is a little bit too demanding if you want people to check it out live. Also, we want the ratings to be at least decent enough that there’s a chance MTV could bring the show back for something more down the road.

With that, here’s our thinking: Air the shows Mondays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern starting October 15 in two-hour blocks. It runs just three ways, but you make the most of the Halloween window. You also give viewers enough time every week to catch up if they fall behind. You don’t want to air on Halloween itself, and we also think you want to avoid This Is Us on NBC. Both of these could hurt the ratings big-time.

Obviously, these are just some of the thoughts that we’ve got on the subject at this particular time … do you agree? Is this the perfect spot for Scream? How do you want MTV to promote it, or are you just hoping they will at all? Share your thoughts below!

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