Drama overseas! MTV is launching a British version of its reality juggernaut Teen Mom, Us Weekly can confirm. The new series is set to premiere in the fall.
"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," MTV UK managing director Jill Offman said in a statement. "We'll use this expertise to give Teen Mom a fresh lease of life, combined with a unique British twist, which we’re confident will have massive appeal to local audiences."
Fiona O'Sullivan of True North Productions also has high hopes for the project. "True North is delighted to be entrusted with making the U.K. version of Teen Mom," she added in a press release. "We've have 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."
Teen Mom launched in the U.S. in 2009 and lasted four seasons. (It was originally a spinoff of 16 and Pregnant.) Teen Mom 2 launched in 2011 and starred Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry, Leah Calvert and Chelsea Houska.
The show's revival, Teen Mom OG, debuted in March 2015 and stars original cast members Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Amber Portwood.
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