Undressed is an American anthology series that aired on MTV from July 26, 1999 to September 5, 2002. The series was created and executive produced by British director Roland Joffé.

Also known as''MTV's Undressed''
Created byRoland Joffé
Directed byRoland Joffé
Composer(s)Brian Friedman
Jim McKeever
Jason L. Mattia
Didier Rachou
Adam Sanborne
Raney Shockne
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes222
Executive producer(s)Roland Joffé
Dale Roy Robinson (2000–2001)
Jule Selbo (2000–2001)
Producer(s)Claudio Castravelli
Page Feldman
Kathryn Riccio
Lawrence Kane (2002) Dale Roy Robinson
Jeremiah Samuels
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Original networkMTV
Original releaseJuly 26, 1999 (1999-07-26) 
September 5, 2002 (2002-09-05)
External links


The series follows the relationships (both sexual and romantic) of young people, often high schoolers, college students, and twenty somethings in the Los Angeles area. The series was controversial for its frank discussions about sex, including depictions of promiscuous behavior between teens, as well as same-sex relationships.

Each season had several recurring characters with each episode focused on two or three specific characters with plotlines presented as interweaved vignettes. Each season had stories end while others were still running and the stories would run for various lengths of time. Undressed ran for six seasons, from July 26, 1999 to September 5, 2002.

As indicated below, the series is notable for featuring early performances by a number of actors who went on to greater notability in television and cinema.


Season 1

Season 1 ran from July to September 1999, and had 30 episodes.

Notable cast members included:[1]

Season 2

Season 2 ran from February to March 2000, and had 30 episodes.

Notable cast members included:[1]

Season 3

Season 3 lasted from July to August 2000, and had 30 episodes.[1]

Notable cast members included:

Season 4

Season 4 ran from January to March 2001, and had 40 episodes.

Notable cast members included:[1]

Season 5

Season 5 ran from July to September 2001, and had 40 episodes.

Notable cast members included:

Season 6

Season 6 ran from June to September 2002, and had 52 episodes. It was produced in Canada, utilizing mainly Canadian actors.

Notable cast members included:[1]

Production notes

The show's head writers were Michael Grodner and Swith Bell, while Neil Landau served as the co-head writer. Jennifer M. Johnson was a writer for the series.

Undressed was filmed in Los Angeles for the first five seasons, and in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the sixth and final season.


In January 2010, episodes briefly ran on Logo.


In November 2018, it was reported that a reboot of the series is in the works at MTV Studios with original series creator Roland Joffé attached as executive producer. Said Pamela Post (Head of Scripted Programming for MTV Studios, MTV, VH1 and Logo): “Undressed was ahead of its time and we’re looking forward to developing the series for a whole new generation. Much has changed in the dating/relationship world since the series first premiered and we’re excited to showcase how both have evolved.”[2]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2003GLAAD Media Award[3]WonOutstanding Daily Drama


  1. "Undressed" (1999) – Full cast and crew, IMDb
  2. Andreeva, Nellie (2018-11-05). "'Undressed' Series Reboot In Works At MTV Studios With Creator Roland Joffé As Network Extends Ratings Growth Streak". deadline.com. Archived from the original on 6 December 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. Gans, Andrew (2003-04-08). "14th Annual GLAAD Media Award Winners Include The Goat and Zanna, Don't!". playbill.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
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