Watch out, MTV! VH-1 is gearing up to present its own show about pregnant teenage girls…only for this show, the girls are bringing their [also pregnant] mamas!
Pregnant Mothers, Pregnant Daughters is currently casting mother and daughters who are both pregnant! The show, which is set to air this fall, will follow the teen moms and their moms as they go through pregnancy, labor and delivery and what happens afterward.
“The show will be from both the mother’s and the daughter’s point-of-view,” Sandra Philippeaux, the show’s casting director, said in an exclusive interview with The Ashley. “We are looking for all kinds of stories.”
The show is the brain-child of Ellen Rakieten, a former producer of the ‘Oprah’ show who also executive-produced NBC’s The Marriage Ref.
“I was reading an article that daughters of teenage moms are 66 percent more likely to become teenage moms themselves,” she said. “I kept thinking that there’s got to be some correlation—how fascinating [it would be] to take on the whole phenomenon of teenage pregnancy and throw in pregnant mothers.”
The show will begin filming in March and will likely feature daughters that are in their teens or early 20s. However, those behind the show insist that ‘Pregnant Mothers, Pregnant Daughters’ will put a unique spin on the concept that has become a hit for MTV in shows like 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom.
“The show will be different because we are exploring the relationship between a daughter and her mother who are pregnant at the same time,” said Philippeaux. “We all know the drama that happens when one woman is pregnant. What happens when you have a mother and daughter who are both hormonal and interacting with each other? More drama!”
The Ashley loves this concept! It basically takes one of The Ashley’s favorite TV shows, ‘Teen Mom,’ and meshes it together with one of her favorite movies, “Father of the Bride 2.” (That’s the one where the mom and the daughter find out they’re both expecting and they give birth on the same night. You know you like that movie too!)
’16 & Pregnant’ fans might remember that, back in Season 1, Whitney Purvis was pregnant at the same time that her mother was pregnant. There was quite a bit of drama caused by that scenario, which tells me that this new show should be pretty entertaining!
The show’s casting directors are still looking for more mother/daughter pairs to be a part of the show.
“Our deadline is quickly approaching but we are still casting,” said Philippeaux.
If you’re pregnant and you’ve got a pregnant mama and you want to be on TV, email the show’s casting directors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your names, ages, city and state, due dates and contact info.
(The photo on top is from MTV’s ’16 & Pregnant.’ Obviously, Whitney and her mother aren’t going to be on this new show!)