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Ben Silverman Bringing Star-Crossed Lovers to MTV

Things are about to get really romantic and really literary over at MTV thanks to Ben Silverman's new project. Pedro & Maria, a modern take on some play called Romeo & Juliet, is Silverman's latest project from his studio Electus. Silverman is teaming up with Procter & Gamble to both sponsor and co-produce the show, and America Ferrera has signed on to executive produce. Silverman will get an executive-producer credit, too, but he might have to share his "created by" credit with some guy named Shakespeare. [Live Feed/HR]

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