MTV took the reality TV world by storm in 2009 when it tackled the subject of teen pregnancy by introducing 16 and Pregnant. The show proved to be a huge hit for the network, and now MTV is taking on the topic of teen marriage. The Ashley has learned that the network is developing a new reality show that will reportedly be called Save My Teen Marriage!
While MTV has yet to release any details about the show, it is apparently being produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, the same company behind legendary reality shows like The Real World and The Challenge. Viacom (MTV’s parent company) applied to trademark the show’s title, ‘Save My Teen Marriage’ in October. That same month, the show began filming. (It appears that filming ended in December.)
From the title, it can be deduced that the show will be a sort of Couple Therapy meets 16 and Pregnant. A source tells The Ashley that David Harris and Tre’Darrius Anderson, the youngest African-American gay married couple (got all that?) in the United States, were approached to appear on the show. However, The Ashley can not confirm at this time that they will appear on ‘Save My Teen Marriage.’
This is not the first time MTV explored teenage marriage. As you may remember, the network had a successful show in 2007-2009 with Engaged & Underage, which followed couples aged 18-21 who were about to get married. (To see whatever happened to the ‘Engaged & Underage’ couples, click here!)
Anyway, The Ashley has reached out to MTV for more info on ‘Save My Teen Marriage,’ but had not heard back from the network at press time. She will update this story when more info becomes available.
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