Finding Carter Ordered to Series at MTV

Finding Carter MTVFinding Carter has stumbled upon some good news — a green light at MTV.

The cabler handed a 12-episode series order to the coming of age drama from executive producer Terri Minsky (Sex and the City) and based on an original script by Emily Silver (Bones).

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Finding Carter centers on  a teenager named Carter (Skins‘ Kathryn Prescott) who seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori (Law & Order‘s Milena Govich), until the police bust a high school party and she discovers Lori abducted her as a toddler. Now Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand new parents (Angel‘s Alexis Denisof and Lost‘s Cynthia Watros), a twin sister (newcomer Anna Jacoby-Heron) high school and boys, she vows to find Lori before the only mom she’s ever known is gone forever.

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  1. Try Again says:

    I want “Eye Candy”. Not this dumb show. Ughhh.

  2. Will says:

    Good for Alexis Denisof!

  3. Ashbash says:

    That show actually sounds interesting so guess I will be watching

  4. I Heart Damon Salvatore says:

    Sounds interesting! Now, what about the Scream pilot? Has there been any movement there?

  5. Phillip says:

    Why couldn’t they just cast her actual twin sister, Megan Prescott. This other actress doesn’t even remotely resemble her. Even if they were fraternal twins.

    • Rook says:

      I’m sad they’re not using Megan as her too. But I’m excited for the series because Kathryn was one of the best parts of the 3rd and 4th series of Skins.

  6. pau says:

    Ugh, I hate her

  7. ggny says:

    Wait…She has a twin sister in the show but they didnt actually cast her real twin sister who is also actor in that role? Or would that be to much like Skins? Weird

  8. Heathers says:

    I don’t get it. She was kidnapped as a child by Lori, then finds out. Does she move in with her real family? And why is she going on a search for the woman who had kidnapped her?

    • johnhelvete says:

      That is the premise of the show, that she has to go live with her real family, people that are complete strangers to her. The description of the relationship with Lori “perfect life with a fun-loving single mom” means she is probably torn between knowing that Lori did a horrible thing and her love for the woman she has know as her mother.

      Another interesting part of the show not listed in the above description. Alexis Denisof’s character is a writer/novelist and he wrote a best seller about the abduction of his daughter but has never had success writing anything else.

  9. Joe says:

    Sold because of Alexis!

  10. Steven says:

    WESLEY! But seriously this sounds really interesting. MTV has had a pretty good slate of shows recently. I’ll give this a try.

  11. Jess says:

    The Face on the Milk Carton, anyone?

  12. Tedi says:

    They should have cast her actual twin sister

  13. EdnaM says:

    How long can a show like this last? humm…

  14. Apples says:

    Sounds quite similar to Switched at Birth

  15. Brock says:

    The actress has a twin sister. Why would they then cast someone who isn’t her twin to play the role of her twin?! Mind boggling…

    • johnhelvete says:

      They are not identical twins on the show. Seems like the premise of the show is where do I belong, with my birth parents who the girl does not know or the woman who stole her, who she views as her mother. If the sister was identical than there would be a visual component that tells the audience, yes she belongs here in this house with this family.

  16. bobbypeak says:

    pick up eyecandy please

  17. Em says:

    Will watch because of Kathryn Prescott. She was so good in Skins Gen 2 as Emily Fitch. (Naomily is STILL one of TV’s most iconic couples.)

  18. Ally Oop says:

    Sounds worth checking out. MTV’s programming reminds me of The CW.

  19. Kevin H. says:

    A show with a Skins alum and a Whedonverse alumn? Hell yes!!!!

  20. Isobel says:

    Alexis Denisof! The Prescott twins are already fraternal not identical twins, why wouldn’t you hire her sister as well?

  21. Sarah says:

    If there is no Eye Candy I won’t be watching MTV anymore.I think Victoria Justice is an amazing actress and I remember watching her on Victorious and Zoey 101.She is underrated and being on MTV will make people realize the talent she really has.

    • Telly says:

      “Eye candy”? Huh? First, I’d say that is an entirely subjective measure of anything. Second, it kinda sucks that you’re a woman perpetuating stereotypes that women in TV/film have to attain your subjective (and unrealistic) idea of beauty to be worth watching. Third, you not must be familiar with Kat Prescott. Fourth…nah, done.

  22. Lea says:

    Cool! I can’t wait!What about Eye Candy?I really want to watch that show too!

  23. ggny says:

    Only thing about MTV programing is that im still pissed they cancel RJ Berger after such a big cliffhanger

  24. bobbypeak says:

    if they don’t pickup eyecandy i’m not watching mtv the hell with this crap finding carter sounds boring i want eyecandy mtv is making a big mistake if that don’t pick up eyecandy it would do a hell of a lot better than these other shows that they are picking up victoria justice deserves to be on tv she alone will bring in the ratings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Blair says:

    wtf???? this is a direct rip of “the face on the milk carton”. like the story is literally ripped

  26. Margo Rendzia says:

    Thought it glorified drinking, partying, and drugs. Hated it. Won’t watch again and certainly won’t let my teen watch it again.

    • alanna says:

      This show is really great and for those who believe it is not good should really take a look at it. Its gripping because nobody knows why lori kidnapped carter. Carter is very understanding about crash (caleb ruminer) and what has happened to him in the past. He has lead a hard life and he his a good person . Most people believe He is a bad guy and think he has become his past. Carter thinks he just needs someone to believe in him and i agree. The show is gripping and MTV will GET even MORE ratings now. Screw eye candy