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MTV's "True Life" Returns for a Marathon of All-New Episodes on Sunday, April 15 Beginning at 1 PM ET/PT
"I Live with My Ex," "I'm Supporting My Man," "I Have Orthorexia Disorder" and "I'm Getting a Second Chance" are among the featured installments.

[via press release from MTV]


New York, NY (April 11, 2012) - MTV's Emmy Award-winning series "True Life" returns with brand new episodes on Sunday, April 15 beginning at 1 PM ET/PT. During the marathon viewers will delve into the lives of young adults as they tackle hard-hitting issues that are as complex as they are intriguing. First, things get complicated when two people decide to live with their ex's after the relationships have fizzled. Experience the struggles of two women being pushed to the brink by their financially-dependent partners. Watch what it's like to be so obsessed with eating healthy that it's actually making three young people sick. And on a special edition of True Life Presents, join us as we give one of our most talked-about former subjects a chance to fix what is ailing him with the help of a life coach.

Below are descriptions of the new "True Life" episodes set to air in the marathon:

"TRUE LIFE: I LIVE WITH MY EX" premieres at 1:00 PM ET/PT

In this episode of, viewers meet two people dealing with the challenges of living with former flames after their relationships have fizzled. Amber broke up with her boyfriend eight months ago but is still letting him room with her to help pay the bills and take care of the son they have together. Shawn loves sharing a place with his previous sweetheart, Annie, but this cozy arrangement isn't sitting well with new girlfriend, Nina -- who suspects Annie still has feelings for Shawn. Though separated, they are working together to let go of the past. True Life: I Live with my Ex is Executive Produced by Jordan Ross of The Bonded Lot.


On this episode viewers meet two young women being pushed to the brink by financially dependent partners who are contributing nothing to the family offers. Pregnant Kayla is waitressing to pay the bills because her Brazilian husband can't afford to get his green card yet. Sateema is forced to strip to pay the rent because Josh, the father of her two kids, hasn't had a job in years. Both Kayla and Sateema are forced to bear the financial burden of their families while their men sit on the sidelines. True Life: I'm Supporting My Man is Executive Produced by Patrick Lope for Lupo Productions.


Orthorexia is a term used to describe an eating disorder in which people severely limit their diets in the name of healthy eating. On this episode of "True Life," viewers meet three young people who are so obsessed with "righteous eating" that it's damaging their mental and physical wellbeing. Spring has been eating only raw food for two years and now purges every time she ingests anything that's been cooked. Andrew has severely restricted his diet because he fears that consuming even a morsel of impure food could cause cancer. Lauren eats only 15 foods that she believes will keep her trim - but her rigid diet is taking a toll on her relationships. Eath deems are "safe" while her social life is falling apart due to her increasingly rigid eating habits. Eating healthy is actually making them sick True Life: I Have Orthorexia Disorder is Executive Produced by Cheryl Sirulnick of Gigantic! Productions.


What if you were given a second chance to get your life on track? Two years ago in True Life: I'm Uncomfortable With My New Body told the story of Rocky, an overweight teen who had recently lost over 300 pounds. Unhappy with the excess skin left by his rapid weight loss, Rocky continued to hate his appearance, obsess about food and isolate himself from others. Now, the song remains the same -- Rocky is still living with his parents, prone to wild eating binges, and fearful of social interactions. In this special, Rocky is about to get a chance to change that tune -- because we're setting him up with a life coach who will try to help Rocky conquer the problems that he hasn't been able to solve on his own. True Life Presents: I'm Getting a Second Chance is Executive Produced by Josh Haygood of Bandito Films.

True Life explores topics relevant to young people by telling their stories through first-person accounts and delves into issues on cultural trends covering matters relating to lifestyle subjects such as health, sex drugs, spirituality, money and more.

"True Life" is Executive Produced by Dave Sirulnick, Marshall Eisen, Betsy Forhan and Jim Fraenkel of MTV.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

  [april 2012]  


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