"Savage U" on MTV is an original series featuring columnist, author, and co-creator of the "It Gets Better Project" Dan Savage that follows him and his producer Lauren Hutchinson as they travel to college campuses across the country, taking students' questions and offering a crash course on relationships, responsibility, sex, love and life.

Each college they touch down at has its own campus culture, and Dan and Lauren dive deep into those worlds while exploring the "taboo" topics that people don't talk about — and the ones that everyone wants to talk about. From learning how to avoid the "friend zone" or build a committed relationship, to safely navigating online dating and one night stands, to kinks and fetishes, no topic is off-limits and every question is driven by the students themselves. Each half-hour episode, set at a different college, is anchored by an open Q&A session in which Dan and Lauren address anonymous audience questions candidly, but with just enough heart and humor to make the topics a little less intimidating. Dan also provides personal, in-depth advice in one-on-one settings with students who are struggling with deeper relationship issues.

"'Savage U' gives viewers something seldom seen on television before: an honest conversation about sex. Sex is usually portrayed as either completely harmless, so everyone should do it, or unspeakably dangerous, so no one should," said Dan Savage. "This is a real discussion about sex — the good, the bad, and the ugly — with all the risks, the rewards, the fun and the heartbreak that comes along with it. By talking candidly, we're letting our audience make their own informed choices and feel empowered to seek out what's right for them."

Each episode is focused on exploring the unique campus culture at a different college, including the University of Maryland, Ohio State University, East Carolina University, Auburn University, the University of Illinois Chicago, Cornell University, the University of Oregon, the University of Central Florida, Rhodes College, the University of California Irvine, Texas Tech University and Tulane University. The premiere episode takes place at the University of Maryland. The end of each episode will also drive viewers to an online resource where young people can find answers to their sexual health and relationship questions.

Savage and his producing partner Brian Pines are executive producers of "Savage U," along with Bryan Scott, Lisa Tucker and Deb Savo of Picture This Television. The concept is by Dan Savage and Shannon Fitzgerald. Christy Spitzer, Catherine Whyte and Lesley Goldman are executives for MTV. "Savage U" is produced by MTV and Picture This Television LLC.

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Network: MTV
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: April 3, 2012
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Picture This Television LLC

'Savage U' to Explore Dating, Sex and Relationships — Premiering Tuesday, April 3, the new MTV series hosted by Dan Savage dives candid discussions on sex, love, life and responsibility on college campuses across the country. Read more...

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