Teen Mom Gets Local Treatment in the U.K.

LONDON: MTV UK is set to produce a local version of the U.S. format Teen Mom, which follows the lives and experiences of young mothers and is scheduled to premiere this fall.

The 8×1-hour documentary series Teen Mom UK will be produced by True North and feature an entirely British cast. The U.S. version of Teen Mom has run on MTV UK for 12 seasons since its debut in March 2010 and is among its top-performing shows. The original U.S. version first premiered on MTV in 2009 as a spin-off of 16 and Pregnant.

Jill Offman, the managing director of MTV UK, commented: “MTV UK has a great track record of re-versioning hit shows from our sister channel in the U.S. We turned Jersey Shore into Geordie Shore and smashed ratings records in the process. We’ll use this expertise to give Teen Mom a fresh lease on life, combined with a unique British twist, which we’re confident will have massive appeal to local audiences.”

Fiona O’Sullivan, executive producer at True North, added: “True North is delighted to be entrusted with making the U.K. version of Teen Mom. We’ve had a long and fruitful relationship with MTV and have had previous success working together, so we look forward to getting to work on this project to make more appointment-to-view TV.”