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MTV Cancels 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger'

Although MTV's 'Skins' flopped in a big way earlier this year, its summer series 'Teen Wolf' performed well enough for the network to order a second season. But times have not been so good to one of the network's less talked-about shows, 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger.' The show debuted to solid ratings in 2010 that have since fallen. Although it was brought back for a second season this spring, MTV has decided not to go ahead with a third season of the comedy. 'Hard Times' followed a particularly well-endowed teenager as he navigated the horrors of high school. //www.aoltv.com/2011/08/12/mtv-cancels-the-hard-times-of-rj-berger/


The MTV comedy  The Hard Times of RJ Berger  follows the hellish life of the teenager the series is named after (played by Paul Iacono), as he navigates the roller coaster of high school, his unpredictable love life, his parents’ divorce, and a bully that just won’t leave him alone. That bully is Max Owens (Jayson Blair), the meanest jock around, who has a penchant for giving daily beatings and who sees himself as the king of the school. Max will always be the thorn in RJ’s side. Read More... //collider.com/jayson-blair-interview-hard-times-of-rj-berger/93643/

'Hard Times of RJ Berger' finale first look: Watch RJ and Miles plot

With the future of MTV's   "The Hard Times of RJ Berger"   hanging in the balance, Season 2 comes to a shocking close on Monday May 30th.   In the one-hour finale, RJ's [ Paul Iacono ] "love square" comes back into play when he and Jenny [ Amber Lancaster ] are nominated for "Mr. and Ms. Pinkerton" -- despite the fact that they're broken up. In an attempt to take down Max and Robin, RJ and Jenny make a run for the title and needless to say, Amy [ Caitlin Crosby ] is not pleased. Read More... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/hard-times-of-rj-berger-finale-first-look-watch-rj-and-miles-plot.html

'Hard Times of RJ Berger': Kara Taitz talks Season 3, RJ's not-so-sweet 16

Heading into next week's installment of   "The Hard Times of RJ Berger,"   we knew it was going to be a big episode.     RJ ( Paul Iacono ) is tormented relentlessly by bully Max Owens ( Jayson Blair ), especially when it comes to his birthday. This year, true to form, Max doesn't miss an opportunity to torture poor RJ -- See the clip below. Only this time around, Blair tells us that RJ decides to flip the script.   "RJ finally stands up to me because I punish him every year on his birthday," he says. "[RJ] decides to have a birthday party in [Max's] honor and call it a 'Max Bash,' so I go covert ops and I thrash his party, and it's a really powerful moment for his character and mine."   Kara Taitz , who plays Lily, tells us that the "Max Bash" was a blast to film, and that the cast really "Learned a lot about each other that night." Read More... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/hard-times-of-rj-berger-kara-taitz-talks-season-3-rjs-not-so-sweet-16.html

'Hard Times of RJ Berger' first look: Max Owens returns with a bang

Max Owens ( Jayson Blair ) has been missing in action from RJ's ( Paul Iacono ) life for the past few episodes of   "The Hard Times of RJ Berger,"  but he returns with a bang on the Monday (May 16) episode. Zap2it   has your first look at the coming episode, in which we see Max's triumphant return. We also spoke with Blair about the craziness that is about to ensue when it comes to his character.   "I come back in a big way getting a blowjob in the school parking lot," he tells us. "This episode picks up kinda where my character leaves off and it starts the descent into the craziness for the finale, which is going to be madness." Read More... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/hard-times-of-rj-berger-first-look-max-owens-returns-with-a-bang.html

'Hard Times of RJ Berger': RJ and Miles talk 'The Hangover,' 'Ying 2 ur Wang'

While RJ Berger's (Paul Iacono) love life may be coming together for once, his home life is falling apart. Cue best friend Miles (Jareb Dauplaise) to provide distraction (or at least attempt to) for his distraught pal, as well as a little comedy that centers around something other than a love triangle.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/hard-times-of-rj-berger-rj-and-miles-talk-the-hangover-ying-2-ur-wang.html

'The Hard Times of RJ Berger' First look: Weezer hits Pinkerton

Weezer is about to be welcomed to Pinkerton. MTV's   "The Hard Times of RJ Berger"   is featuring its third major guest star this season and it's only fitting that   Rivers Cuomo   and his crew make an appearance in the town named for their 1996 album titled "Pinkerton."   Zap2it   spoke with "Hard Times" star  Paul Iacono   about getting in touch with the iconic band and what viewers can expect for the rest of the season.   Apparently a fan of the show, hip-hop artist B.o.B. sought Iacono out last year for his music video "Magic," featuring Cuomo. "I had the pleasure of working with Rivers on B.o.B. and his music video for 'Magic' last year. B.o.B. had asked me to do the video after we worked together on the Adidas commercial which featured the song," the actor explains. "He was really into 'RJ Berger,' so I ended up doing the music video with Rivers and him." Read More... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/the-hard-times-of-rj-berger-first-look-weezer-hits-pinkerton.html

'The Hard Times of RJ Berger': Preview Rick's makeover and mortifying new job

It's safe to say that Rick Berger (Larry Poindexter) has seen better days.On Monday's (Apr. 25) episode of the MTV scripted comedy "The Hard Times of RJ Berger," Mr. B will start a new chapter of his currently sad and depressing life. After being left by his wife and love of his life, Rick is rocking a poor man's snuggie (in case you're unfamiliar, it's a backwards bathrobe) and cooking Pop-Tarts with an iron in a no-tell motel.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/the-hard-times-of-rj-berger-preview-ricks-makeover-and-mortifying-new-job.html

'The Hard Times of RJ Berger': First look at Amy, RJ's geek-chic tutor

What happens when a beautiful brunette tutor comes strutting into RJ Berger's ( Paul Iacono ) life? A love square, that's what.   MTV's original series   "The Hard Times of RJ Berger"   is about to introduce a new player into its already established love triangle between RJ, Lily ( Kara Taitz ) and Jenny ( Amber Lancaster ). When RJ's grades begin to slip, he's forced to seek help from a tutor. Little does he know what's coming his way. We have an exclusive sneak peek at the very first scene featuring singer/actress   Caitlin Crosby   as Amy, the geek-chic tutor. In the clip, we see RJ fantasize about her half naked in a school girl outfit (which totally reminds us of fellow MTV star   Jenni "J-Woww" Farley ). Watch as Amy calls RJ out and tells him, "Girls can tell when you're doing that." Read More... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/the-hard-times-of-rj-berger-first-look-at-amy-rjs-geek-chic-tutor.html

Producer David Katzenberg Talks THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER Season 2

The scripted comedy  The Hard Times of RJ Berger , from co-creators/executive producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, is currently in its second season on MTV. It’s funnier, more ambitious, raunchier and even more heartfelt, as the anatomically gifted teenager, RJ Berger (Paul Iacono), not only has to navigate the horrors of high school, but he also has to deal with the separation of his parents. And, if things aren’t already hard enough for RJ, who finds himself caught between the girl of his dreams (Amber Lancaster) and the girl he lost his virginity to (Kara Taitz), he will meet an older woman who poses a whole new set of challenges. Read More... //collider.com/david-katzenberg-interview-the-hard-times-of-rj-berger-season-two/84208/