Teen Mom Set for Australian Adaptation


MTV’s Teen Mom has been commissioned for a local version in Australia and is slated for a 2019 premiere on MTV Australia on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Fetch.

Teen Mom Australia, produced by WTFN, will follow three teenage mothers from different areas of Australia and different backgrounds while they attempt to balance childcare, jobs and teenage hormones. This adaptation follows the format’s successful launch in the U.S. and the U.K.

Simon Bates, VP and head of MTV in the Asia Pacific, said: “Teen Mom resonates with Australian viewers because the show is ultimately nonjudgmental and honest, and the success of the U.S. and U.K. Teen Mom franchises with Australian audiences has been incredibly positive. With a great team and brilliant format, we’re thrilled to bring our very first, locally produced Aussie take to this show that we are confident our viewers will love.”

Steve Oemcke, WTFN’s director of content, added: “We are delighted to be commissioned to make Teen Mom Australia for MTV. It’s an incredible international franchise that very delicately and compassionately brings to life the challenges and triumphs of being a teen mum. We are extremely proud to help these inspirational young people share their stories with MTV and the nation.”