MTV announced today that it will be bringing the original Teen Mom cast back for two specials in October. These are the four young mothers who originally shared their stories in the first season of 16 and Pregnant, and then had viewers follow along as they navigated their teen years and early twenties with toddlers in tow. The final season of Teen Mom averaged 2.4 million total viewers per episode, and ranked as the No. 1 cable program among P12-34 in its time slot. Beyond just having a ratings impact, the show seems to be getting people to think, as well. According to an MTV release, a recent poll by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy found that 77 percent of teens age 12-19 that have seen 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom say that the shows “help teens better understand the challenges of pregnancy and parenting.”
The two October Teen Mom follow-up specials will feature the moms saying farewell, and answering fans’ questions.
Teen Mom Farewell Special — Oct. 2 at 10pm ET/PT. Maci, Catelynn, Farrah and Amber say goodbye with an emotional, final look back on their journeys. From navigating teen pregnancy and the moments Bentley, Sophia, Leah and Carly were born, to the ups and downs of teen parenthood, this hourlong special goes inside the stories of the young mothers with never-before-seen footage, including their original casting tapes, behind-the-scenes secrets and updates direct from the moms on where they are now.
Teen Mom: Ask the Moms Special — Oct. 9 at 10:30pm ET/PT. In this half-hour program, the moms answer some fan questions. From whether Maci and Ryan have ever hooked up post-breakup to whether or not any of the women will be on TV again, Maci, Farrah, Amber and Catelynn dish on moments throughout the series, their love lives, filming the series and more.
Sneak peeks of the show are available at MTV.com, featuring bonus/extended scenes and exclusive interviews with the moms.