Will “Teen Wolf” be coming back for season 4? Yes, but with a few noticeable differences between it and season 3.
MTV confirmed this week that the beloved supernatural drama, which has teen girls and some werewolf fans everywhere on edge week after week, will be back for more, but the renewal right now is for only 12 episodes. That’s down considerably from the 24 episodes that it received for season 3, and we take it to mean one thing: Trying to do 24 in one year is probably way too much of a beast to overcome. We also feel like that’s the right move since this isn’t a show like “Pretty Little Liars,” where 24 episodes can be done annually since there are really no special effects to speak of. There are action sequences here, heavy makeup jobs, and so much more. We don’t know how these people sleep with 24 episodes.
Also worth noting here is that the show is going to be getting its own aftershow similar to “Talking Dead” or “Talking Bad” over on AMC called “Wolf Watch,” which will air after every new episode and be hosted by Jill Wagner. While everyone else probably knows her best as the often-sideline reporter for ABC’s “Wipeout,” she played the part of Kate Argent on the first season of the show. Therefore, she’s certainly more familiar with the characters and the world than any standard host off of the street would be. We can assume that this means that nobody is reviving her, given that having a woman currently hosting the aftershow while being on it would be more than just a tad awkward.
“Teen Wolf” is a huge standout for MTV, so there’s no surprise at all that it will be coming back for more. The episode count was really the only question here, in addition to just how much you can get some of the male cast members to take their shirts off. It’s going to be hard for her to match the aftershow status of Chris Hardwick, but it’ll be curious to see if teen viewers this summer will give her a shot especially given that this is creeping up a little later in the evening.
“Teen Wolf” returns for season 3B in early January; if you click here, you can get a taste of just what to expect from it.