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Teen Mom

Teen Mom

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Photo Credit:  MTV
  • Premiered: 
    December 8, 2009
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  • Network: MTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of 16 and Pregnant 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

In 16 AND PREGNANT, they were moms-to-be. Now, they must face the realities and challenges of life after childbirth: marriage, relationships, family support, adoption, finances, graduating high school, starting college, getting a job, and moving out to create their own families. This series follows four young women: Maci, a classic teenage overachiever -- popular, athletic, and successful in school -- who had big plans to go away to college and have fun with her friends and her boyfriend Ryan; Farrah, a high-school cheerleader turned single mom, who lives at home with her mom and raises her daughter Sophia without her baby's father in the picture; Catelynn, a smart and funny high school Senior who, along with her boyfriend Tyler, chose adoption, even though their own parents strongly disapproved; Amber, a self-declared teenage party girl who dropped out of high school to stay at home and care for her baby Leah while her fiancee, Gary, works 12-hour days to support the family. TEEN MOM returned for a new season on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on MTV. This new season, TEEN MOM OG, features the original girls, Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci, picking up a few years after the cameras were turned off. In a first for the TEEN MOM franchise, TEEN MOM OG breaks the fourth wall, pulling back the curtain to reveal their relationships with the producers and crew, the challenges of raising children on camera, and how life in the public eye has shaped them as parents and people. Each episode gives an unprecedented look into these young mothers' lives and how they're facing the responsibilities of parenthood as their children enter kindergarten, start little league and reach other milestones of youth. The season opens with these young women at a new stage in their lives as parents. Newly released from prison, Amber is trying to raise her daughter Leah with her ex, Gary, who is expecting a baby with his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, she is attempting to navigate a life of sobriety while diving back into the world of dating. Catelynn and Tyler find out that they're expecting a baby of their own as they struggle to mend a strained relationship with the adoptive parents of their daughter, Carly. Farrah continues to juggle parenting Sophia while trying to mend relations with her own mother, Debra. Plus, Farrah finds love in a long distance relationship for the first time since the death of Sophia's dad. Maci finds love with her new boyfriend, Taylor, who recently moved to Tennessee to be with her. Soon after his arrival, the couple finds themselves dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. Meanwhile, she continues attempting to co-parent Bentley with Ryan who makes everything extremely challenging. On Monday, January 4, 2016 from 10pm-Midnight ET/PT on MTV, TEEN MOM returns with back-to-back new episodes immediately following an all-day marathon (8am-10pm) of encore episodes. The new episodes pick up with Amber fighting for custody of her daughter Leah, Catelynn marrying the man of her dreams while raising their newborn child and struggling with the guilt of giving up Carly for adoption, Farrah battling her relationships while trying to build her career, and Maci embracing motherhood for a second time around. In the night's first new episode (10pm), "Why Can't We Just Get Along," Farrah's relationship with Simon is over; Amber asks Gary for joint custody; Maci invites Ryan to hang out; Tyler's father is released from prison. Then, in the second new episode (11pm), "Playing for Keeps," Farrah asks her mother to watch Sophia for a month; Amber is blindsided by Leah's wishes; Maci does not want Bentley at Ryan's parents' house. MTV premiered the sixth season of TEEN MOM with back-to-back new episodes immediately following a 13-hour marathon (8am-9pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener (9pm), "Put a Ring on It," Amber and Gary finally settle their custody dispute over Leah. Farrah plans a move to LA, but questions her relationship with Simon. Catelynn and Tyler debate having another baby. Then, in the night's second new episode (10pm), "Tweet Tweet," Farrah's mom confronts Simon at Sophia's 7th birthday party after he posts an old mugshot of her on social media. Amber deals with the latest rumor in the media about Matt.
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Tonight (Monday, December 12, 2016) at 9pm ET/PT, MTV premieres the "Unseen Moments" special of TEEN MOM. In this one-hour program, Maci, Catelynn, and Amber join Nessa to react to a collection of hilarious and touching never-before-seen clips from TEEN MOM OG.

Other Titles

  • Title or Season 5: Teen Mom OG

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 11th Street Productions