MTV Begins Shooting Reboot of ‘Beach House’ This Week on LBI
The filming of a reboot of the 1990's era MTV show "Beach House" is set to begin this week on Long Beach Island, according to mtv.com.
The show will be set in the Loveladies section of Long Beach Island. "MTV Beach House" will start shooting Thursday and will feature the first-ever MTV Beach House Festival with headliners MisterWives, KYLE and more.
Taping of the show is expected to take a week or less at a house in Loveladies. According the network, no one from MTV or the production company will be living at the house.
Fans can enter a sweepstakes for tickets to the Beach House Festival by following @MTV on Twitter and retweeting their sweepstakes tweets.
The newest version of the giant summer beach party will include behind-the-scenes and all-access Beach House footage across MTV, Comedy Central, and Spike social and digital channels during the month of June, according to a statement from MTV.
“Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook Live didn’t even exist when we last opened the MTV Beach House as the ultimate summer hangout for our audience 14 years ago. We’re thrilled to partner with Mt Dew Spiked Lemonade to bring back the Beach House in a totally updated way that speaks to a new generation of digitally native fans,” said Matthew Newcomb, vice president of integrated marketing at MTV.
“MTV Beach House” will play out this summer via on-air interstitials, plus behind-the-scenes content available for the entire month of June across Viacom’s portfolio of social and digital channels for MTV, Comedy Central and Spike, according to Variety.
The original MTV Beach House, a celebrity-packed beach party show, debuted in 1993 as an hour-long music video block hosted by Bill Bellamy, last filmed in New Jersey.
The show was a summer staple, attracting A-listers such as Will Smith and Beyonce until it went off air in the 2000s.
"MTV Beach House" will now join "Fear Factor" as the latest in a series of reboots the network is pushing.