In May, MTV announced that season six would be the end of the original Teen Mom TV show, a spin-off of the cable channel’s 16 and Pregnant series. While the other Teen Mom shows will continue, this one is coming to a close tonight, August 28th, at 10pm. It will be a 90-minute installment.
Additionally, three Teen Mom specials will air in September.
You can check out the press release for further details:
AMBER, CATELYNN, FARRAH AND MACI FROM MTV’S ORIGINAL “Teen Mom” SAY FAREWELL IN A 90-MINUTE SERIES FINALE AIRING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
MTV To Air Three “Teen Mom” Specials Hosted By Dr. Drew, Including a Two-Part Reunion and “Unseen Moments From Season 4”
New York, NY (August 28, 2012) – Viewers have followed the ups and downs that Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci have faced, first as pregnant teens on “16 and Pregnant” and then as new mothers in “Teen Mom.” Now it’s time to bid farewell to MTV’s original “Teen Mom” cast in a 90-minute series finale on Tuesday, August 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, MTV will also air three specials hosted by Dr. Drew, including an emotional two-part reunion on Tuesday, September 4 and Tuesday, September 11 both at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT and “Teen Mom Unseen Moments From Season 4,” an exclusive look at never before seen moments with Farrah, Maci, Catelynn and Amber from their explosive final season of “Teen Mom” on Tuesday, September 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus/extended scenes and exclusive interviews with the moms. For more information and exclusive content, like the “Teen Mom” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/teenmom.
The teen birth rate recently dropped 9 percent, marking the steepest decline in over 60 years. However, more than 700,000 teenage girls in the U.S. still become pregnant each year and one out of every ten children in the U.S. is born to a teenage mother. The vast majority of these pregnancies are unintended. In a recent poll by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 77 percent of teens age 12-19 that have seen “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” say the shows “help teens better understand the challenges of pregnancy and parenting.”
“Teen Mom” is Executive Produced by Morgan J Freeman. Lauren Dolgen is Executive Producer, MTV. Kenda Greenwood is Co-Executive Producer. Andrew Portnoy, Jessica Zalkind, Nick Predescu and Sara Cohen are Executives for MTV. Concept by Lauren Dolgen.
Executive Producer Morgan J. Freeman is the founding partner of 11th Street Productions. Aside from showrunning MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” franchise, Freeman made a name for himself as the Sundance award-winning writer/director of “Hurricane Streets,” a film centered on the trials and tribulations of teenage life. Freeman’s other film work include Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck’s “Desert Blue,” the thrillers “American Psycho 2” and “Homecoming,” and “Just Like The Son” which stars Mark Webber and Rosie Perez.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Teen Mom series? Will you be sorry to see the original end?