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[02/18/14 - 09:31 AM]
MTV Catches Up with Former Teen Moms Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham
Look for the "Being Farrah," "Being Catelynn" and "Being Amber" specials on Sunday, February 23 beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV CATCHES UP WITH FORMER TEEN MOMS AMBER PORTWOOD, CATELYNN LOWELL AND FARRAH ABRAHAM

Network to air "Being Farrah," "Being Catelynn" and "Being Amber" Specials on Sunday, February 23 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

New York, NY (February 18, 2014) - Former teen moms Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham will return to MTV with a trio of one-hour documentary specials, that feature a glimpse into their lives since the end of the groundbreaking hit docu-series "Teen Mom." "Being Farrah," "Being Catelynn" and "Being Amber," airing Sunday, February 23 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, will give viewers a chance to catch up with the women who they watched go from teenagers giving birth on the first season of "16 and Pregnant" to young adults fumbling through the trials, tribulations and consequences of having a baby too young on "Teen Mom." Now in their early twenties and struggling with new life responsibilities, we find Amber newly released from jail and seeking to re-connect with her daughter Leah, Catelynn struggling to maintain her relationship with her long-time fiancé Tyler and Farrah dealing with all the controversial choices she has made. "Being Farrah" airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, February 23 followed by "Being Catelynn" at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and "Being Amber" at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"Being Farrah"

Since the wrap of "Teen Mom" Farrah has kept herself busy while making several much talked about life choices including making a controversial adult entertainment film. Now 22 and still single, Farrah and her daughter Sophia have moved to Austin, TX - purportedly in search of a "normal life." Unfortunately for Farrah, living a "normal" life is easier said than done. Additionally, Farrah has moved thousands of miles away from her mother, Debra, but their challenging relationship will be put to the test when Debra comes to visit. It's never been easy for Farrah to deal with her family, so with the added stress of Farrah's dad, Michael, living in her guesthouse, it's a struggle for Farrah to keep the peace for Sophia's sake. And Debra's visit will force Farrah to face and explain some of the mistakes she's made.

"Being Catelynn"

Catelynn and long-time fiancé Tyler placed their daughter Carly, for adoption when they were teens. The only "Teen Mom" couple to place their child for adoption, Tyler and Catelynn still remain close to their adoption counselor, Dawn which has been helpful since lately Carly's adoptive parents, Brandon and Teresa have put several restrictions on Catelynn and Tyler that they never expected, including not allowing them to share photos of Carly on social media. "Being Catelynn" follows Catelynn, now 22 and living in Michigan, as she struggles with some heavy issues from Tyler calling off their wedding, to realizing her adoption isn't everything she expected, while balancing her now stronger relationship with her mom April and younger sister Sarah, with a hectic schedule of speaking engagements promoting adoption and the prevention of teen pregnancy.

"Being Amber"

Viewers will remember Amber's very public struggles with anger and addiction. At her lowest point, she asked a judge to send her to prison to serve a five-year sentence after failing a drug test. While in prison, she enrolled in a special rehab program for inmates, and earned her GED. All of her efforts paid off, as she was able to leave prison after only serving a year and a half of her sentence. Back home in Indiana, Amber is living with her grandparents and figuring out how to cope with the stresses of the outside world. Besides spending time with her grandparents, Amber's first week out of prison includes quality time with her family, including her parents, her brother, Shawn, and her cousin Krystal. However, Amber's main priority is to reconnect with her daughter Leah, who she was only able to see three times while in prison. Amber's reunion with Leah is made difficult by her shaky relationship with ex-boyfriend Gary who currently has a new girlfriend. Gary bringing a new woman into Leah's life is hard for Amber to deal with, especially since Gary and Amber discussed getting back together while she was still in prison.

A recent study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" may have contributed to one-third of the decline in teen birth rates. For more information on the study you can go to the National Bureau of Economic Research website. The teen birth rate in the U.S. declined 29 percent between 2007 and 2012. Despite the steep decline in teen birth rates, more than 700,000 teenage girls in the U.S. still become pregnant each year and nearly 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 2012 poll by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 77 percent of teens age 12-19 who have seen "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" say the shows "help teens better understand the challenges of pregnancy and parenting."

MTV featured Maci Bookout and her son Bentley in "Being Maci," which is available online at MTV.com.

"Being Farrah," "Being Catelynn" and "Being Amber" are Executive Produced by Morgan J. Freeman and Dia Sokol Savage. Kenda Greenwood and Kirsten Malone are Co-Executive producers. Lauren Dolgen, Jessica Zalkind and Sara Cohen are Executives for MTV. Marko Radosavljevic is Executive in Charge of production at MTV. Concept by Morgan J. Freeman and Dia Sokol Savage. Produced by 11th Street Productions.

About 11th Street Productions:

11th Street Productions is the company behind MTV's 16 and Pregnant & Teen Mom franchise. The company's partners are Morgan J. Freeman and Dia Sokol Savage. Freeman (Laguna Beach) made a name for himself as the Sundance award-winning writer/director of "Hurricane Streets," and Savage was an Independent Spirit Award nominee for her work as an indie producer and winner of the Adrienne Shelly Directors Grant for her first feature film "Sorry, Thanks."

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, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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· 16 & PREGNANT (MTV)
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