More details about Teen Mom U.K. are emerging via WorldScreen.com. The show, which premieres in November, premieres in November and we to admit we’re a little jealous.
Instead of following just four girls around, the show is reportedly tapping into the lives of five teen moms. The show will largely follow the U.S. format thanks to its solidified success, but will expand on it by providing viewers even more access to the girls’ lives; each girl will be provided with a cell phone to record moments when MTV producers aren’t around (GOD we wish Jenelle had one of those).
This all sounds awesome, but it’s important to note viewers won’t have the same bond as we have with our Teen Moms. Since there is no 16 and Pregnant U.K. edition, stars of Teen Mom U.K. will have to be selected directly from what it is being described as an extremely large applicant pool.[As a side note, I think MTV producers across the pond should televise their selection process in an American Idol-type format. While there’s bound to be tons of decently normal, even painfully average people vying to be on Teen Mom U.K., I’m extremely interested in seeing submissions from the inevitable crazies coming out of the woodwork. Now that’d, I think, would be TV gold.]
One thing that did catch my eye about World Screen’s article was that the VP of production management and business affairs at Viacom International Media Networks said the show is not produced at all. The jig is up for reality TV, making it really hard to believe any of this “not produced” nonsense, but only time will tell.