MTV to air 'Engaged & Underage: Live!' wedding special on August 2
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/29/2008
MTV has announced it will air Engaged & Underage: Live! on Saturday, August 2 at 5PM ET/PT.
The one-hour special will follow 18-year-old Nikki Bryant and 19-year-old Josh Turner as they tie the knot in Times Square in front of a live television audience.
The Douglasville, GA couple met at their Baptist church when they were 14-years-old and have been dating ever since. After graduating high school, Josh joined the Army National Guard while Nikki finished her senior year. However only days after Nikki's graduation, the couple learned Josh would be deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.
The couple is determined to spend a year together in wedded bliss before Josh's deployment, hence the trip down the aisle while they're still teenagers. But it won't be that simple, as Nikki's father expressed concerns about their age, finding a place to live, financial worries and Josh's eventual deployment.
In addition, MTV announced four classic half-hour Engaged & Underage episodes will serve as the lead-in for the August 2 special, which will also update viewers on the progress being made by some of the young couples who previously appeared on the show.