MTV Australia is set for a local version of its international TV format Teen Mom.
Teen Mom Australia is a ten-part series and 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.
MTV is also opening casting to young mothers who are willing to give Australia an exclusive and candid insight into the lives they live.
The original Teen Mom series launched in the US and went on to appear in the UK.
“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,” said Simon Bates, VP and head of MTV Asia Pacific.
“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.”
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.”