MTV announced today that it is bringing back the iconic series 16 and Pregnant, which launched over a decade ago and helped to reduce teen pregnancy to record lows (National Bureau of Economic Research), as a newly reimagined docu-series. The six-episode season premieres on Tuesday, October 6 at 9PM ET/PT on MTV.
The new iteration - part of MTV's 16 and franchise - will follow the unexpected pregnancy journey from multiple perspectives, not just from the young mother. Intimate video confessionals from members of each family will allow the series to more substantively explore the lives of those impacted by the experience, with honesty and empathy.
"More than a decade after 16 and Pregnant played a significant role in bringing the teen pregnancy rate down to record lows, we are sharing the stories of a new generation of young parents and underscoring the impact of an unplanned pregnancy on families - beyond the moms and dads-to-be - by showing authentic and intimate moments with siblings and grandparents-to-be addressing the life change," said Nina L. Diaz, President and Chief Creative Content Officer, ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group.