Earlier this year, it was confirmed by multiple outlets that MTV would bring back its wildly popular and controversial 16 & Pregnant reality show for a sixth season. And now, along with a casting notice posted shortly before the holidays, some more information has been released about season six.
There will be some changes this year. Rather than filming for the usual five-months, this season will be filmed over nine months (to capture all the off-screen arrests, pregnancies and other drama that the cameras aren’t around to capture otherwise). Producers are also interested in meeting fan demand for a more rounded season where we see the girls struggles as they return to school and their social life after having their babies.
To find the best girls for the show, producers are reportedly reaching out to and partnering up with hospitals around the country who can recommend girls with the most compelling (read: horrifying but completely unique) back stories. Moreover, producers are working harder to find girls not acting “affected” for the cameras because they watched 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom shows growing up.
Cameras will follow 12 new girls, airing after another season of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2.
They’re also reportedly changing the way the girls are getting paid. These new girls will be paid far less than the girls on other seasons so MTV is no longer accused of baiting these girls with promises of money and fame.
Here’s the full casting notice:
MTV is Casting Now for a new season of “16 and Pregnant”
MTV is casting for the thought-provoking documentary series “16 and Pregnant.” This series follows the journeys of young women as they face unexpected pregnancies and navigate the difficulties of becoming parents at a young age.
Our goal is to give viewers a look inside the realities of teen pregnancy — from morning sickness and balancing school responsibilities to navigating incredibly difficult decisions and relationships with boyfriends and/or parents, ultimately to the day of the baby’s arrival and beyond. MTV is looking for young women from varying backgrounds who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and would like to share their personal story about this life-changing and complicated journey.
If you would like to share your story in order to raise awareness about this issue, please email us as soon as possible at 16andPregnantCasting@mtv.com. Include the city and state you live in, your contact details, a picture and the reason why you’d like to share your story as part of “16 and Pregnant.”