Episodes: Seven (hour)
TV show dates: June 25, 2008 — August 6, 2008
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: (contestants only)
TV show description:
A “social experiment” reality show that’s based on a successful British program of the same name.
Five diverse young couples, all ages 18-20, take the fast-track to adulthood. They’re each given a home in a quiet cul-de-sac outside Boise, Idaho. They attend pre-natal classes and the ladies must each wear an “empathy” belly to prepare them for the arrival of their “baby.”
Soonafter, a real infant appears at the door, courtesy of volunteer parents (some of whom were teen parents themselves). For three days, the nervous teens must stick to rigid routines, handle the feeding chores, diaper duty, and crying fits — all the while under 24-hour supervision by nannies and the real parents who are stationed next door, watching via monitor, and able to step in at any time. One of each of the couples must also start a new job, from working in a local vet’s office to a lumberyard, leaving the other alone as caregiver for the day