MTV has handed out a series order to Hard Times, a coming-of-age comedy created and executive produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The teen series, whose plot is drawing comparisons to HBO's older-skewing new comedy Hung, chronicles the hellish life of RJ Berger, a desperately unpopular 15-year-old.
When RJ's anatomical gift is dramatically revealed in front of the whole school, he goes from anonymous to infamous and finds his first sliver of confidence. But he also has to deal with a best friend trying to capitalize on his newfound fame, a student body with no shortage of cruel jokes and an insane home life.
In the pilot stage, Hard Times, from New Remote Prods., was announced last month as part of MTV's development slate.