Time to take some baby mama drama OVERSEAS, yo.
MTV is launching a British version of our old guilty pleasure, Teen Mom, Us Weekly confirms. The series will 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.”
(Via US Weekly)
Teen Mom launched in the U.S. in 2009 and lasted four seasons, and has a couple of spinoffs. I can only imagine the British version. Drier? More open-ended? Kinda like The British Office but with preggo 16 year olds?
WILL YOU WATCH?!