'16 and Pregnant': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about MTV's show
After a decade of it airing, the show went on a break in 2014. Six years later, MTV is relaunching the show and here's all you need to know about it
In a commendable upward trend, MTV's show '16 and Pregnant' was deemed responsible for the decline in teen pregnancy, according to a study from National Bureau of Economic Research. "We find that '16 and Pregnant' led to more searches and tweets regarding birth control and abortion, and ultimately led to a 5.7 percent reduction in teen births in the 18 months following its introduction. This accounts for around one-third of the overall decline in teen births in the United States during that period," said a segment in the report.
The show is ready to come back to screens after a hiatus and here's all you need to know about it.
'16 and Pregnant' first started airing in the year 2009. The last season from the series aired in 2014 and the network announced a couple of days ago that they will be reviving it as a "newly reimagined series" and will comprise 6 episodes. The revamped show will be back on TV and will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on MTV.
"Each episode follows the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age – all while dealing with being pregnant," reads the official premise of the show on MTVs website.
Each episode of the 2020 iteration of '16 & Pregnant' will follow the unexpected pregnancy journey from multiple perspectives, from young mothers, just like its previous editions. However, what's new this time is that the episodes will also have video confessionals from members of each family. This is done with an aim to allow the series to more substantively explore the lives of those impacted by the experience, according to a Wrap report.
'16 and Pregnant' is executive produced for MTV by Morgan J. Freeman and Dia Sokol Savage of Anxious Eleven LLC, and by Larry Musnik. Benjamin Hurvitz, Jessica Zalkind and Nadim Amiry are executive producers for MTV.
The 30-second first look video reiterates the fact that the series was responsible for changing the national conversation around teen pregnancy and the series is back to screens once again, after a six-year hiatus to reignite the dialogue by way of the new stories it is about to tell.
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