MTV struck hit an unexpected home run when they filmed a candid documentary series about pregnant teen girls, 16 and Pregnant. While they’re working on a second season with a new batch of girls, they’ve developed a new show, Teen Mom (airing December 8, 10 p.m. Eastern), to follow four of the teenagers as they tackle motherhood. Maci, Farrah, Amber, and Catelynn will be featured in the new series, and from the looks of the trailer, it’s gonna be full of drama.
Since we’re used to overproduced fake docu-dramas and annoying game-style dating shows from the former “music” network, it was refreshing to watch a series handle a tough topic with such subtly and care. 16 and Pregnant didn’t glamorize teen pregnancy, but it also didn’t overly emphasize the negative. It showcased the difficult reality of teenage pregnancy without downplaying the unexpected joys a baby can bring into a family.
Farrah was single throughout her pregnancy and Teen Mom will follow her as she navigates the dating world as a single mom. Maci, Amber, and Catelynn are still in relationships with their baby’s father, but the trailer hints at explosive domestic drama as they try to cope with growing up and parenthood at the same time. Catelynn was the only girl to actually give her baby up for adoption, and she seemed to have the best relationship with her boyfriend, but even after that difficult lesson it looks like they still may not have mastered birth control. Unfortunately one of my personal favorites, Whitney, isn’t in this new series. Chumpy and Memaw should really have a spinoff.
Here’s MTV’s statement from it’s Remote Control Blog:
In MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, you watched Maci, Farrah, Amber and Catelynn move through the process of having a baby at a very young age, and although all four girls still stand by the decisions they made, this new chapter in their lives is definitely no walk in the park. On Dec. 8 at 10pm, MTV will premiere its new series, Teen Mom, which follows each of the mothers throughout their first year of parenthood. Check out the show’s trailer below to get your first glimpse at what’s been going on in their lives since giving birth.