MTV Australia has announced that a local version of its international reality TV sensation Teen Mom has been commissioned for Australia. The 10-part series, Teen Mom Australia, will premiere in 2019 exclusively on MTV on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Fetch.
Produced by WTFN, Teen Mom Australia will explore the lives of three Teen Moms from different backgrounds and different corners of Australia as they try to find the right balance between child care, working, and teenage hormones.
Since the launch of the franchise in 2010, more than 7.4 million Australians have tuned in to watch Teen Mom on-air. The success of American and UK franchises has seen Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom OG sit firmly as the two highest rating titles on MTV Australia amongst the total audience (Teen Mom UK #10).
MTV is also opening casting to young mothers who are willing to give Australia an exclusive and candid insight into the lives they live.
“Teen Mom resonates with Australian viewers because the show is ultimately non-judgmental and honest, and the success of the US and UK 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,” said Simon Bates, vice president and head of MTV Asia Pacific.
WTFN director of content Steve Oemcke said: “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.”
The commissioning of Teen Mom Australia adds to the growing list of local productions for MTV Australia that includes MTV Unplugged Melbourne, MTV Cribs and soon-to-be-launched MTV TRL.
For more information and casting details on Teen Mom Australia head to http://www.mtv.com.au