16 and Pregnant, they were moms-to-be. Now, follow Farrah, Maci, Amber, and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood. Each episode interweaves these stories revealing the wide variety of challenges young mothers can face: marriage, relationships, family support, adoption, finances, graduating high school, starting college, getting a job, and the daunting and exciting step of moving out to create their own families.
Teen Mom 2 follows the lives of four girls, Chelsea, Leah, Kailyn and Jenelle, from the second season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their first years of motherhood. The series also focuses on the themes of their changing relationships between family, friends, and boys, while highlighting the struggles young mothers have to go through to raise their children.
Teen Mom 3 is a spin-off of the MTV documentary series 16 and Pregnant, following the stories of Mackenzie, Katie, Briana, and Alex from the fourth season of 16 and Pregnant who are facing the challenges of their first years of motherhood. Each episode interweaves stories of four teenage girls who are navigating the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, and coming of age – all while facing the responsibility of being a young mother. Each story offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges young mothers can face: marriage, relationships, family support, or lack thereof, adoption, finances, rumors among the community, graduating high school, starting college, getting (or losing) a job and the daunting and exciting step of moving out of the nest to create their own families.
Life is going great. Things are finally falling into place. You got that promotion. Your friends are seriously amazing. To top it off, you’re roommate-free for the first time since college, which is great for your love life but you’re not looking for anything serious just yet. You go out one night with your girlfriends and leave with a guy you met at a bar. He was funny, somewhat cute, and you had a few drinks. You think nothing of it, it’s a one-time thing, and you’ll never see him again. Or so you thought. Months later, you’re feeling funny, and you monthly visitor is M.I.A. One night of fun turns into a lifetime of commitment. It happened…you’re Knocked Up.
16 and Pregnant is an American reality television series that debuted June 11, 2009, on MTV. It follows the stories of pregnant teenage girls in high school dealing with the hardships of teenage pregnancy. Each episode features a different teenage girl, with the episode typically beginning when she is 4 1⁄2 – 8 months into her pregnancy. The episode typically ends when the baby is a few months old. The series is produced in a documentary format, with an animation on notebook paper showing highlights during each episode preceding the commercial breaks. 16 and Pregnant has spawned three spin-off series: Teen Mom, Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom 3. Each series follows the lives of four girls from their respective season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their first years of motherhood.
The fifth season premiered on April 14, 2014.
People often approach Catelynn and Tyler with their emotional stories of missing loved ones. Since sharing their personal story of adoption on television they have become a source of light for those looking to reunite. Everyday they receive tweets, emails, instagrams, and snaps from people with their own stories of adoptions, estrangements, and disappearances. Now they are going to help. We see the missing person’s impact both visually and emotionally. Those missing spaces in the timeline are the gaps that Catelynn and Tyler will attempt to help fill and find answers for.
Can you imagine having teeth so damaged it hampers leading a normal life? Some individuals have such poor dental conditions that they can’t fathom dating, working or even leaving homes due to the extreme distress, pain and embarrassment they experience daily. Now, Lifetime is offering these people a second chance with “Smile,” an all-new makeover series documenting the emotional, psychological and physical journey of transformative dental procedures. “Smile” will premiere Thursday, May 28, at 10pm ET/PT.
Over the span of six hour-long episodes, a team of renowned dentists will work with twelve patients from all over the country. The dentists include New York-based Dr. Amir Ahmadi, Dr. Debra Glassman and Dr. Ramin Tabib, and Dr. Kimberly Knopf and Dr. Bill Dorfman in Los Angeles. Facing some of the most challenging dental conditions they’ll ever see, these specialists apply their expertise to restore their clients’ smiles, giving them the ability to reclaim their confidence and pride.
“Smile’s” premiere episode features college senior Alyssa, who was born with a disabling genetic disorder that prevented many of her teeth from fully growing in. With the help of Dr. Ahmadi, Alyssa hopes she can finally hold her head high, date and revel in college life. The episode also follows Mark, who had perfect teeth growing up, and always loved to smile until an accident during a high school baseball game left him with a shattered mouth and low self-esteem. Now, Mark hopes that with dental surgery, he can regain the confidence to smile once again.
“Smile” is produced by 11th Street Productions. Executive producers are Morgan J. Freeman (“Teen Mom”), Bryn Freedman (“Intervention”) and Dia Sokol Savage (“16 and Pregnant”). Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan of Lifetime also executive produce.
After his release from prison, Butch is starting his new life at Catelynn and Tyler’s house but quickly realizes the terrible emotional damage he’s caused his children. Soon, memories and forgiveness bring Tyler and Butch to a new closeness that changes their lives. At the same time, Butch finds himself in a happy relationship and makes steps towards getting engaged.
Raising Jace is no easy task, especially when Barbara has to continually battle Jenelle for his custody. While she fights to do what is best for Jace, Barbara also wants to find companionship. After four years of the single life, Barbara sets out to find someone to share in wine, laughter, and love.
BEING VICTORIA JUSTICE: Victoria Justice gives us a rare inside look into her personal life as she prepares to leave LA and move to NYC for her new role on MTV’s cyber-thriller Eye Candy.
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Homecoming is a 2009 American independent thriller film, directed by Morgan J. Freeman (this RED text is a hyperlink to Morgan’s IMDB page) and written by Katie L. Fetting, Jake Goldberger and Frank Hannah. The film follows a student couple, Mike (Matt Long) and Elizabeth (Jessica Stroup), on their homecoming. Elizabeth is taken home by Mike’s ex-girlfriend Shelby (Mischa Barton) after a road accident. Shelby is soon revealed to be fixated on Mike and subsequently treats Elizabeth in a cruel and deranged manner. Homecoming’s storyline closely resembles that of the novel Misery by Stephen King, thus making it very similar to its film adaptation
Reeling from a brutal break-up, Kira sleeps with Max, a charming but disheveled wreck already committed to longtime girlfriend Sara. Max becomes obsessed, mostly with Kira, but vaguely with his curious lack of conscience as well. Kira, fighting to win a job she hates and running aimless romantic loops, faces the precarious double challenge of choosing a next step and charting a course back to sanity.
Hurricane Streets (aka Hurricane) is a 1997 American coming-of-age drama which was the debut feature film from writer-director Morgan J. Freeman (not to be confused with actor Morgan Freeman). The film won the Audience, Best Director, and Best Cinematography Awards at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival—the first film ever to win three awards at the festival. The film shows the story of Marcus (Brendan Sexton III), a teenage inner-city ‘street kid’ whose internal conflicts include running with a gang who want to move up in more serious crimes and a girl he meets (Isidra Vega) who tries to steer him clear from a potential life in prison. What Marcus really wants is to move out of the city to New Mexico and gain space. It was released by MGM and stars Brendan Sexton III and Edie Falco.
Just like the Son tells the story of Daniel Carter, a 20 year-old delinquent who unknowingly finds redemption by helping a six-year old child, Boone, find a better life. After being sentenced to community service at a lower east-side grade school, Daniel strikes up an unlikely friendship with Boone, who shares his fear of becoming an orphan due to his mother’s illness. When Daniel learns that Boone has an older sister living in Dallas, he decides to rescue Boone from the orphanage and seek out this long-lost sister on his own. Employing all his street smarts, Daniel grabs Boone and they head off to Dallas. Starring Mark Webber, Rosie Perez, Brendan Sexton III and Antonio Ortiz
BORN KILLERS: Siblings John and Michael were raised by their father, a psychopath who drifted from town to town, killing people and taking their homes and belongings when he ran low on money. John and Michael’s ways take a disquieting turn when they abduct Archer, a clever and attractive young woman whom both men fall for. This situation begins to deeply trouble John, and his half-sister, Gertie, suggests that it’s time he gave up his life of crime, though it soon becomes clear she has motives of her own. Starring Jake Muxworthy, Gabriel Mann, Kelli Garner and Tom Sizemore.
Eight years ago, Jen and Larry Edwards lived a picture perfect life with their son, their close group of friends and their country lifestyle. Then, their lives were turned upside down when their son, Ryan, had gotten his girlfriend, Maci, pregnant. Here we are, eight years later, the cameras are still rolling and Ryan still has a lot of growing up to do. We’ve always known Jen and Larry as rock star grandparents to Bentley but who are they outside of Teen Mom? This is Being The Edwards.
Being the mother of the most recognized and polarizing face of the Teen Mom franchise is no easy job. We were first introduced to the complicated mother/daughter dynamic of Farrah and Debra eight years ago with their dramatic episode of 16 & Pregnant. Since then, we’ve seen them go through it all, scandals, blow out fights, Debra and Michael’s divorce, Farrah’s breakups, and even several attempts to fix their damaged relationship. We’ve been along for the whole ride and seen every up and down of their roller coaster of a relationship… but only from Farrah’s point of view. Debra has always played a supporting role in Farrah’s story. But now it’s time to hear from the mother of the tabloid queen, it’s time that we discover what it’s like Being Debra.
Founded in 1996 by Morgan J. Freeman, 11th Street began as an independent film company, producing the critically acclaimed Hurricane Streets, Desert Blue and Just Like the Son. In 2008, Independent Spirit Award nominee and producer Dia Sokol Savage partnered with Morgan after the release of her feature film directorial debut, Sorry, Thanks. While transitioning to television, 11th Street has had great success with MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and the Teen Mom franchise. These shows have provided a conversation starter amongst teens and parents across America about safe sex, unplanned pregnancy, and the struggles of being a young parent.