This show is our baby–something we’ve worked on for years–and we couldn’t be more proud of how it’s turning out.
Be sure to follow our official behind-the-scenes twitter account for CAGED: @JNB_MTV_CAGED
And don’t miss the MTV Caged Meet the Cast page to get to know real people on the show.
Here are our latest updates, thoughts, and news on MTVs Caged:
The online epilogue to one of the best TV shows we’ll ever make, Caged on MTV.
Caged: 3 months later:
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She’s the heart and soul of our 3rd Caged episode, and her story continued in a major way during last week’s episode 4…
And yet I’ve never interviewed her, filmed with her or even had the pleasure of meeting her.
An Amazing Story
For anyone who hasn’t seen an episode of Caged (BTW, you can catch up on MTV.COM), Hannah’s life was tragically cut short 4 years ago and she was the girlfriend of cage fighter Daniel and sister of his best friend Dane, both of whom we follow on the show.
Hearing Hannah’s story and living with Daniel through the immense pressure leading up to his fight on the anniversary of her death, experiencing the electricity in the air that night of the fight, was one of the most amazing experiences in my life.
It is also the reason why I love unscripted story telling.
Our new show Caged officially premieres tonight at 10pm, 9 central on MTV.
We’ve blogged about how the show idea was brought to us and the process of getting the greenlight, and if you haven’t already, you can read all about the Caged cast and their backstories over at MTV, but for this post I’ll try and tell the story of how these wonderful people snuck inside my heart and have made a home there.
Sometimes, when you cry yourself to sleep, it’s because you’re happy.
From Sports Illustrated:
The wide variety of compelling backstories have to overlap in a town that makes Friday Night Lights’ fictional Dillon look big…None of the shows characters are perfect protagonists…They’re all real characters that can be easily related to…Caged definitely doesn’t follow the obviously stale recipe of The Ultimate Fighter….While The Ultimate Fighter searches for the next Forrest Griffin, Caged gives you a real-life Tim Riggins.
Remember what we said in this post? Sometimes talking crazy and dreaming big works out okay.
Read the full review at Sports Illustrated.
Cage fighter Wesley Branch featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Must List
Caged: January 5th, 2012
We’re on a plane to Shreveport, Louisiana. Tonight we get to share a few of the upcoming episodes of MTVs Caged with our main cast members and tomorrow we will throw a private screening/party for them, their friends and the community that welcomed us.
Trailer for Caged on MTV
MTVs Caged is our new TV show, and as you know from previous posts, this one is truly close to our hearts. As executive producers, co-creators, and hands-on creatives we feel this is our finest work to date.
Have a look and see why the kids on CAGED have won our hearts:
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We love this show. We feel it’s the very best television we’ve ever made.
Joke, my wife and business partner, shared this journal entry with me, and I was so moved I asked her if I could share it with you. After thinking about it for a while, she gave me the go ahead.
Far more than “just another TV show” for the two of us, CAGED represents everything we ever hoped to accomplish in unscripted television.
I hope her words will touch you as they did me.