The MTV Movie Awards are being expanded to cover television for the first time in 25 years.
Network officials announced that after a quarter of a century celebrating everything from the irreverent to the excellent in films, they will be adding television to the line-up in time for the ceremony in May.
The network is also turning the run-up to the live show into a fully fledged movie and television festival, with musical acts and a red carpet outside the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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MTV president Chris McCarthy said: “We’re living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you’re watching it in a theatre or on TV.
“The new MTV Movie & TV Awards will celebrate even more of the brightest, bravest, funniest and most shared films and TV shows resonating across youth culture.”
The MTV Movie & TV Awards take place on Sunday May 7.
A full list of performers will be announced at a later date.