"The Hard Times of RJ Berger" on MTV is a half-hour, single camera, scripted, coming-of-age comedy that provides a glimpse into classic teenage milestones and follows the awkward life of RJ Berger, a late-blooming loser with an anatomical gift. Every episode begins and ends with a "My name is RJ Berger" thought from RJ—a measure of what he's learned that week. Each episode of the series will also incorporate a stylized animation sequence, identifying the show with pop culture and video games.

"The Hard Times of RJ Berger" portrays the hilariously-hellish lives of a deeply unpopular 15-year-old named RJ Berger (Paul Iacono) and his scheming, sex-obsessed best friend, Miles Jenner (Jareb Dauplaise). For RJ, other than pining after the girl of his dreams, Jenny Swanson (Amber Lancaster), receiving daily beatings from the meanest jock in school, Max Owens (Jayson Blair), and evading the stalker-ish advances of Lily Miran (Kara Taitz), there really isn't much excitement in his life. That is, until his anatomical gift is accidentally exposed to the entire school. In a single moment, RJ goes from anonymous to infamous, and for the first time in his life, he feels a tiny sliver of confidence. A coming-of-age comedy about a high school sophomore, the series is part "The Wonder Years" and part "Superbad."

"The Hard Times of RJ Berger" was created and is executive produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith. Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Michelle Klepper and Justin Levy are the MTV executives in charge of production.


Network: MTV
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: June 6, 2010
Seasons: 2
Production Company: MTV/Remote Productions

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