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MTV's Groundbreaking Docu-Series "Teen Mom" Returns for Explosive Final Season With Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
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[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S GROUNDBREAKING DOCU-SERIES "TEEN MOM" RETURNS FOR EXPLOSIVE FINAL SEASON WITH AMBER, CATELYNN, FARRAH AND MACI ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT

Season Kicks-Off with Two Intense Back-to-Back Episodes

NEW YORK, NY - May 15, 2012 - MTV today announced that Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci will return for a powerful final season of the original "Teen Mom" series with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. These four young mothers captivated audiences when they shared their stories in the first season of "16 and Pregnant," and viewers have been along for the ride as they've navigated their teenage years and early twenties with toddlers in-tow. In their explosive final season these young women will face their toughest challenges yet, from major moves and graduations to volcanic relationships. "Teen Mom" will also air internationally on MTV channels around the world starting in October 2012, and U.S. premiere dates for "Teen Mom 2" and "Teen Mom 3" will be announced at a later date.

"We're incredibly thankful to these young women for bravely sharing their stories with our audience to help make an impact on teen pregnancy prevention," said Lauren Dolgen, Senior Vice President of Series Development, MTV. "This season will be an intense rollercoaster as we say goodbye to the cast who started it all -- since the first season of '16 and Pregnant,' millions have tuned-in to see the difficulties, joys, and sorrows these young mothers have faced."

In their final season, each mom struggles to move forward as they face the ups and downs that come with growing up and being a young parent. Farrah strives to be independent, and surprises her parents when she decides to bring her daughter Sophia with her when she moves to Florida. Thousands of miles away from home, Farrah is faced with the reality of raising her child without her parents' help while trying to finish school and build a romantic relationship.

Two years after choosing adoption for their daughter Carly, Catelynn and her fiancé Tyler continue to deal with the impact of their decision. As they prepare for graduation, they are surprised with an emotional second visit with their daughter and her adoptive parents. Meanwhile, one of the biggest opponents of the adoption, Tyler's father Butch, continues to battle his addictions and moves in with Tyler and Catelynn following his release from jail.

After dealing with intense emotional struggles, events escalate and Amber enters rehab. Although she tries to heal herself and find balance, her anxiety heightens as she worries that her daughter Leah will forget her while she's gone. Her relationship with Gary continues to be turbulent, but they try to work on their issues in hopes of keeping their family together.

Meanwhile, Maci's relationship with her son's father, Ryan, continues to be tumultuous. She finds co-parenting increasingly difficult, and it doesn't help that Ryan has a new girlfriend, Dalis. At the same time, her relationship with Kyle intensifies as they have their first big fight. Additionally, Maci struggles to cut the apron strings as she enrolls Bentley in daycare.

The teen birth rate recently dropped 9 percent, marking the steepest decline in over 60 years. However, more than 700,000 teenage girls in the U.S. still become pregnant each year and one out of every ten children in the U.S. is born to a teenage mother. The vast majority of these pregnancies are unintended. In a recent poll by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 77 percent of teens age 12-19 that have seen "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" say the shows "help teens better understand the challenges of pregnancy and parenting."

"We applaud MTV and Teen Mom for helping young people better understand the profound challenges of too-early pregnancy and parenthood," said Amy Kramer, Senior Director, Entertainment Media, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. "The show truly is sex education for the 21st century."

More information about sexual health issues affecting young people, including unintended pregnancy, is available at http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/, a public information resource developed by MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is working with the show to provide additional information.

The "Teen Mom" franchise continues to rank as Tuesday's #1 original cable series. The second season of "Teen Mom 2" is the #3 original cable series of 2012 and in 2011. "Teen Mom 2" and "Teen Mom" were the year's #3 and #5 original cable series among viewers 12-34. The last season of "Teen Mom" drew in an average of 2.4 million viewers.*

Viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus/extended scenes and exclusive interviews with the moms. For more information and exclusive content, like the "Teen Mom" Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/teenmom.

"Teen Mom" is Executive Produced by Morgan J Freeman. Lauren Dolgen is Executive Producer, MTV. Kenda Greenwood is Co-Executive Producer. Andrew Portnoy, Jessica Zalkind, Nick Predescu and Sara Cohen are Executives for MTV. Concept by Lauren Dolgen.

Executive Producer Morgan J. Freeman is the founding partner of 11th Street Productions. Aside from showrunning MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" franchise, Freeman made a name for himself as the Sundance award-winning writer/director of "Hurricane Streets," a film centered on the trials and tribulations of teenage life. Freeman's other film work include Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck's "Desert Blue," the thrillers "American Psycho 2" and "Homecoming," and "Just Like The Son" which stars Mark Webber and Rosie Perez.

* Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. Teen Mom franchise = Teen Mom & Teen Mom 2. Ranks = 000s. 2012: 12/26/11-5/9/12. 2011: 12/27/10-12/25/11.

About The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy:

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families. Our specific strategy is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy so that a higher proportion of babies are born into wanted and welcoming circumstances. The National Campaign supports a combination of responsible behavior by men and women and responsible policies in the public and private sectors. Find out more at www.thenationalcampaign.org or www.stayteen.org.

About It's Your (Sex) Life:

For over a decade, MTV has been addressing sexual health issues through its Emmy and Peabody-winning "It's Your (Sex) Life" campaign, which encourages young people to make responsible decisions about their sexual health. Since 1997, the Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV have worked together on this extensive public information partnership to address HIV/AIDs, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and related sexual health issues. Touching on topics ranging from unintended pregnancy to safe sex and HIV and STD Testing, the campaign has reached over 200 million young people since launch. The partnership includes targeted public service advertisements (PSAs), entertainment and other special programming, news segments, and free resources, including an informational guide developed especially for the campaign, and an extensive website www.itsyoursexlife.com.

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 the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.





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