How Many Episodes Is 'Eye Candy' Season 1? MTV Seems Optimistic About the Mystery Series

MTV's next scripted series, Eye Candy, will premiere on Monday, Jan 12. Did it get a full season, or are we in danger of unresolved cliffhangers? How many episodes will Eye Candy have? The show, starring Victoria Justice, was picked up for a 10-episode season at the beginning of last year, according to Deadline. That seems so short! However, this is not a miniseries or a limited "television event" — whatever the networks are calling them these days. This size episode order is not uncommon for MTV. They only ordered eight and 10 episodes for the first and second seasons of Faking It, respectively. There were also only 12 episodes ordered for Finding Carter's first season. Personally, I think this is a smart move. Smaller episode orders make for better quality episodes, and probably increase the chances that your audiences will get hooked and start demanding more, as well.

Here's how Deadline described Eye Candy when they announced the series was picked up.

...tech genius Lindy...begins to suspect that one of her online suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, she works with the hackers to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice.

Clearly that "style" is Victoria Justice. See what I did there? The trailer below, which aired during the Golden Globes on Sunday night, effectively shows how quickly our innocent internet activity can turn sinister.

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Cyber crimes is a new frontier for the law. It's smart of MTV to tell these stories, especially considering that their audience is the most heavily affected. Nobody wants to watch a show about hackers who are too old to know what emojis are.

In addition, it seems that the new series will be joining Twisted and Pretty Little Liars as the next show trying desperately to make you fall for a possible killer. Maybe. It doesn't look like we see the stalker from the get-go, but you never know, it could be a character we meet earlier in the series. Another trailer makes it seem as if Lindy becomes obsessed with meeting and catching potential stalkers. Perhaps one of them is a bit too charming and becomes a problem.

MTV's website explains that Lindy has dedicated herself to hacking to find her abducted sister and caught the eye of a detective who arrested her as part of the investigation. She joins Skye from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as fictional ladies who hack. That's pretty cool. What an awesome, flawed, complicated female character for Justice to play. I would almost call her an anti-heroine. The show also looks like a modern day Veronica Mars, without the stylized film noir attitude. Plus, Lindy's friend Sophia owns a nightclub called IRL. That alone makes me want to check out Eye Candy.

The abundance of plot leaves me no doubt that this will make for an action-packed 10 episodes. Clearly Lindy's sister's disappearance has something to do either with one of the cyber stalkers, or her friends at the police department. The first season of Eye Candy may not have a lot of episodes, but prepare for twists and turns all the same.

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