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Does MTV Want Dan Savage To Tell 16-Year-Olds Not To Get Pregnant?

Between Skins and 16 & Pregnant, MTV may not be the go-to place for good advice on sex. But the network is enjoying a reboot of its cultural cachet, and might bring sometimes media critic Dan Savage along for the ride. The Viacom-owned destination for slur words has ordered a pilot from Savage, which will follow the advice columnist around as he tours college campuses cashing checks by delivering relationship advice from a podium on a bare stage while underclassmen queue up at the mic stands. While the show, if picked up, could very well adopt the Savage Love column name Dan has already branded, I’m hoping for something with a bit more pop, like: Sex Is For Pleasure. [photo via]