MTV renews 'Teen Mom,' orders new 'If You Really Knew Me' series
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/01/2010
Teenagers will continue to be a heavy focus of MTV's programming slate.
The network has renewed Teen Mom, the 16 & Pregnant spinoff that follows young moms as they struggle with the challenges of motherhood, and has also ordered a new TheBreakfast Club-like docu-reality series dubbed If You Really Knew Me, Broadcasting & Cablereported Friday.
Teen Mom's first-season finale aired last week and averaged more than 3.6 million total viewers, according to Broadcasting & Cable, which added the show's eight-episode second season is currently slated to premiere this summer.
If You Really Knew Me will follow five high school students from different cliques as they experience a program designed to break down those barriers, according to Broadcasting & Cable.
Each week of the 12-episode series will focus on a different American high school. The series is slated to debut in the fall.
"Both series share an unfiltered and unique look at different aspects of teen life, and the transition to adulthood," MTV programming executive Tony DiSanto told Broadcasting & Cable.
"We are thrilled to continue to tell the stories of these teen moms, and to work with Arnold Shapiro on this new documentary series that breaks down the walls of cliques in high school and brings kids together."
MTV will premiere the second season of 16 & Pregnant on Tuesday, February 16 at 10PM ET/PT.