October 14, 2016
MTV announced today that Scream has been renewed for a third season. The news comes ahead of the show's upcoming 2-part Halloween special which airs on October 18. There are, however, some changes coming to the horror drama going forward.
The first is that Season 3 will only be six episodes in length, down from Season 1's 10 episodes and Season 2's 12 (not counting the aforementioned Halloween special). The shortened run could be a result of the show's falling viewership, which dipped by roughly half in 2016 compared to 2015.
Scream will also be changing showrunners again in Season 3 as it did in Season 2. Departing is the duo of Michael Gans and Richard Register, though who will be taking the reins going forward is yet to be determined.