Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Genre Reality
Created by Concept by:

Lauren Dolgen

Starring Amber Portwood

Maci Bookout Catelynn Lowell Farrah Abraham

Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 32(end of season 3)
Executive producer(s) Morgan J. Freeman

Liz Gateley Lauren Dolgen

Producer(s) Kenda Greenwood
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) 11th Street Productions
Original channel MTV
Original airing December 8, 2009 – present
Related shows

16 and Pregnant Teen Mom 2

External links

Teen Mom is an American reality television series that premiered on MTV on December 8, 2009. A spin-off of 16 and Pregnant, the series chronicles the lives of four of the teenagers from the original series as they navigate their first few years of motherhood.[1] The series focuses on the challenges and struggles of teenage parenthood and changing relationships, specifically those of family, friends, and the couples themselves.

The series pilot episode was the highest-rated premiere on MTV in over a year with 2.1 million total viewers.[1] This record has since been surpassed by MTV's version of Skins, which had 3.26 million viewers during its first episode. The season one finale brought in 3.6 million viewers.[2] The second season of the show premiered on July 20, 2010 and its finale pulled in over 5.6 million viewers.[2] A spin-off titled Teen Mom 2 was announced for January 11, 2011.[3] It was announced by MTV that the third season would premiere on July 5, 2011. After the Season 3 finale aired, it was announced that there will be a Season 4.


Cast Member Hometown Biography
Maci Bookout Chattanooga, Tennessee Maci Bookout, the mother of Bentley Cadence Edwards, is described by MTV as the classic teenage overachiever who is popular, athletic, and successful in school. She had aspirations to go away to college with her friends after she graduated high school, but her dreams are now on hold as she struggles to take care of Bentley, take online courses at the local state college, and to keep her relationship with Ryan, the baby's father. Maci gets fed up with Ryan when he does not help her juggle parenthood, school, and work to her satisfaction.Bookout said the reason she did the show was because she wanted to get a good message across and stated: "I really just wanted to show girls how hard it was to be a teen parent, I wanted girls who might get pregnant to see there are options out there to move forward with your life and still have goals." She has gone back to college after dropping her online classes, and now is majoring in journalism and hopes to write a book about her experience being sixteen and pregnant. She also speaks at local high schools to talk about teen pregnancy.
Farrah Abraham Council Bluffs, Iowa An aspiring model, Farrah Abraham is the mother of Sophia Laurent Abraham. Sophia's father, Derek Underwood, was killed in a car accident on December 28, 2008, before her birth. In January 2010, Farrah's mother, Debra Danielson, was charged with assault in an Iowa court for hitting her.[1]Due to the fight with her mom, Farrah and Sophia move into an apartment, then talk about moving into her mom's rental house across the street. She sees a therapist to discuss the rocky relationship with her family, as well as dealing with her emotions regarding Underwood and his death. Farrah eventually proves to Derek's family through a paternity test that Derek was indeed Sophia's father and was faced with a lawsuit by Derek's mom for grandparents visitation rights despite no previous contact with Sophia.
Catelynn Lowell Port Huron, Michigan Catelynn Lowell is the birth-mother of Carolynn "Carly" Elizabeth. Described as a smart and funny high school senior, she struggles to adjust back to her normal life after her emotional decision to place Carly for adoption. Catelynn has been kept on an integral part of the show, to let prospective teen moms know that there are other options and that one can go on and still be a "birth mom" while being completely mature and selfless. The adoptive parents are Brandon and Theresa. Catelynn moves back home with her parents, but learns that her stepfather, who is also the father of her boyfriend Tyler, is not over her decision to place her daughter for adoption. During the season, Catelynn comes to terms with being a birth mother, moves in with Tyler and his mother when her mother and her stepfather move into an apartment in another city, and gets engaged to Tyler. She and Tyler both get tattoos in honor of their daughter.
Amber Portwood Anderson, Indiana Amber Portwood is the mother of Leah Leann Shirley. Amber's journey into parenthood has been tough; she struggles to parent Leah, and stay with her fiance Gary. She used to be a self-declared party girl, but now discovers she has little time to do anything besides take care of Leah. Amber dropped out of high school when she discovered she was pregnant, but now is working on obtaining her GED. She struggles to balance school and parenting, and her dream of opening her own beauty salon seems far-fetched now. She has many troubles with her baby's father, Gary. The problems have led to physical violence in front of her child, Leah. Amber eventually gets arrested for domestic violence against Gary. She had a younger sister, Candace, that died of SIDS, when Amber was 5.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 8 December 8, 2009 January 26, 2010
2 12 July 20, 2010 October 12, 2010
3 12 July 5, 2011 September 20, 2011
4 12 2012 2012

Episode ListEdit

Season 1Edit

Ep # Title Viewers Airdate
101 "Looking For Love" 2.1 million December 8, 2009
Single teenager mom Farrah starts dating against her family's wishes while Maci begins planning her wedding to fiance Ryan. Catelynn moves back home with her disapproving parents and Amber's anxiety about being a mom gets the best of her.
102 "How Many Chances?" N/A December 15, 2009
While teen mom Maci contemplates breaking up with her fiance, Ryan, Farrah starts dating a new guy even though her family disapproves. At this point these women have come to an existential crisis, they realize their own invalidity as humans. Amber decides it's time to let it all go, she starts a McDonald's diet. The baby disapproves. Amber struggles to get her GED, and Catelynn feels distant from her daughter since the adoption.
103 "Fallout" N/A December 22, 2009
Catelynn's family lashes out over her choice of adoption while Amber and her fiance Gary come to blows over their relationship. Farrah learns that dating isn't easy for a teen mom, and newly- single mom Maci struggles to balance motherhood and school when her friends leave for college.
104 "Moving On" N/A December 29, 2009
Amber and Gary's arguing finally reaches a boiling point, while Catelynn struggles to find a home when her mother moves away. Newly- single mom Maci has a change of heart, and boycrazy Farrah opts for some protection.
105 "A Little Help" N/A January 5, 2010
Catelynn attends a weekend retreat with other birth moms to learn how to cope with her decision of adoption. Maci and Ryan see a counselor to help with their relationship. Amber refuses help from Gary. Farrah wonders if she should stay at home with her baby more.
106 "Standing Up" N/A January 12, 2010
Teenage mother Maci struggles with resenting her boyfriend, while Catelynn worries her boyfriend's father might go to jail. Single-mom Farrah shifts her focus to her daughter, and Amber faces her fears about putting her baby in daycare.
107 "Baby Steps" N/A January 19, 2010
Amber wants to put an end to the fighting and move away from Gary, and Farrah can't stand living under her parent's roof anymore. Maci struggles to keep up in school when her son starts walking and Catelynn and Tyler start to plan their future.
108 "Happy Birthday" 3.6 million January 26, 2010
Catelynn and Tyler work on letting go of Carly, and Tyler works up the nerve to propose marriage to Catelynn. Maci and Ryan struggle with their relationship while celebrating Bentley's first birthday. Amber copes with the pressure of being a single mom while planning Leah's first birthday and Farrah makes peace with her own mother.

Season 2Edit

Ep # Title Viewers Airdate
201 "Not Again" 3.653 million July 20, 2010
Farrah calls the police on her own mother after they get in a big fight, while Amber faces a pregnancy scare that could prevent her from ever finishing high school. Maci takes her ex, Ryan, to court for child support, and Catelynn is upset to find out she has to move out of boyfriend Tyler's house and back in with her unpredictable family, an hour away from their high school.
202 "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" 2.843 million July 27, 2010
Maci weighs the option of renting out a house with her college friends, but they seem wary of the idea of living with Bentley. Gary tells Amber about cheating with another woman whom he had feelings for, Catelynn gets caught in a lie about an ex in Florida with whom she has kept contact with, which causes Tyler to question their engagement. Farrah decides to sever ties with her family and move out of her mother's house.
203 "Valentine's Day" 3.210 million August 3, 2010
Single mom Maci goes clubbing with her girlfriends for Valentine's Day and reconnects with an old flame, while a crying baby and unrealistic expectations ruin Amber & Gary's romantic dinner. Catelynn's boyfriend Tyler struggles with guilt about the adoption when he tries to go out and have fun like a normal teenager, while Farrah reveals an emotional secret about her baby's dad.
204 "Spring Break" 3.242 million August 10, 2010
Amber and Gary take a vacation and discover there's no such thing as spring break once you have a baby. Maci butts heads with Ryan over his new girlfriend, and realizes how hard it is to parent together after you break up. Farrah's mom is offered a plea bargain for their physical altercation, and they have an emotional encounter, while Catelynn finds out Tyler is still angry at her about a past lie.
205 "Secrets and Lies" 3.501 million August 17, 2010
Catelynn and Tyler find their high school romance back on the rocks when Catelynn reveals another lie – and it ruins a visit to their adoption agent. Gary dresses up as a bunny for Leah on Easter, but a big fight makes Amber question their engagement. Maci's new boyfriend meets her son Bentley for the first time, and Farrah falls victim to a scam.
206 "Trial and Error" 3.237 million August 31, 2010
Maci questions whether her boyfriend Kyle is ready to date a teen mom and be a real part of her son's life, while Farrah tries speed dating. Amber works toward her GED until she realizes that finishing high school with a baby is harder than she expected. Catelynn's step-dad Butch is court-ordered to rehab, leaving her alone with her mom who makes her feel guilty about the adoption.
207 "Senior Prom" 3.946 million September 7, 2010
An argument about the adoption ruins Catelynn's day shopping for prom dresses with her mom, but she and Tyler get a nice surprise at prom; Maci is heartbroken when Ryan announces he's taking her to court over custody of Bentley. Farrah goes to counseling with her mom, and Amber's fun birthday plans are ruined when Gary refuses to babysit.
208 "Hello and Goodbye" 3.667 million September 14, 2010
Amber and Gary's wedding plans fall apart over an argument about how to raise Leah, while Farrah considers moving back into her mother's house. Catelynn and Tyler celebrate their daughter Carly's first birthday from afar by calling her to say hello, and Maci finally tells her parents she's moving two hours away with Bentley – and they aren't happy.
209 "Family Bonds" N/A September 21, 2010
Farrah reaches out to Sophia's dad's family in an attempt to get Social Security benefits for Sophia. Maci tells Ryan she is moving to Nashville, while Catelynn and Tyler learn Butch has ended up back in jail. Gary asks Amber if he can stay at her place until he finds a place of his own.
210 "Lashing Out" 3.963 million September 28, 2010
Catelynn and Tyler find out they will not graduate from High School on time, while Maci tries to work out a visitation schedule with Ryan in spite of being angry about their last encounter. Farrah has an emotional reunion with Sophia's dad's sister for the first time since he died, and Amber lashes out at Gary when he calls her a bad mom and threatens to take Leah away.
211 "Too Much Too Soon" 4.129 million October 5, 2010
Maci confronts Kyle when she realizes her new life in Nashville isn't what she expected, while Catelynn and Tyler learn they will get to go visit Carly for the first time in a year. Amber breaks it off with Gary for good and starts dating a new guy, and Farrah learns the results of Sophia's DNA test.
212 "See You Later" 5.550 million October 12, 2010
A year after the adoption, Catelynn and Tyler have an emotional reunion with their daughter Carly. Amber & Gary try to work out custody of Leah now that they are broke

Season 3Edit

Ep # Title Viewers Airdate
301 "Taking It Slow" 3.654 million July 5, 2011
Maci confronts her Ex, Ryan, about missing child support payments and he lashes back at her new boyfriend. Amber has to choose between her baby's dad and her new boyfriend. Catelynn and Tyler consider moving in together while still in high school, and single mom Farrah considers getting breast implants.
302 "To Be With You" 3.050 million July 12, 2011
Amber and Gary move in together and a fun family weekend turns sour, while Tyler's family questions his decision to move in with Catelynn. Maci considers letting her boyfriend Kyle live with her and Bentley to make ends meet and Farrah struggles with being away from Sophia for a weekend modeling job.
303 "The Last Straw" 3.151 million July 19, 2011
Amber finds out she is being investigated by the police, and fears she will lose custody of Leah. Ryan wants to meet Maci's new boyfriend Kyle, while Farrah finds out Sophia's paternal grandmother is suing for visitation rights. Tyler's dad Butch gets out of jail and re-unites with the family.
304 "Trials and Tribulations" 3.054 million July 26, 2011
Catelynn struggles to fix her relationship with her mom while Amber and Gary meet with Child Protective Services. Maci finally decides to move away from Kyle and back home to Chattanooga, and Farrah goes to court.
305 "Trick or Treat" 3.0 million August 2, 2011
Maci and Ryan fight over who gets Bentley on his birthday, and Amber breaks down over being separated from Leah on Halloween. Farrah struggles to spend time with Sophia while finishing her last remaining school credits, and Catelynn and Tyler look for jobs.
306 "Terrible Twos" 3.283 million August 9, 2011
Amber is upset when Gary refuses to celebrate Leah's birthday together as a family, and Catelynn goes on a weekend retreat to cope with her fears about the adoption. Farrah celebrates finishing culinary school by getting a puppy for her daughter Sophia, and hiding it from her mom, while Maci's ex, Ryan, finally discovers that her boyfriend Kyle is living with her.
307 "Without You" 3.244 million August 16, 2011
Farrah takes her daughter Sophia on an emotional trip to visit Sophia's father's grave, and Amber and her mom get in an argument after a meeting with Child Protective Services. Maci struggles to keep up with her college classes, while Catelynn and Tyler want to invite their birth daughter, Carly, to high school graduation.
308 "Taking It Up a Notch" 3.790 million August 23, 2011
Amber goes on a date with a new guy, while Catelynn and Tyler get their parents involved with planning a perfect christmas for Carly. Maci makes a shocking announcement, and Farrah breaks the news to her parents she wants to move to California.
309 "As Long as We're Together" 3.307 million August 30, 2011
Farrah and her parents take a trip to Arizona but end up arguing the whole time, and Catelynn reunites with her father for the first time since the adoption. Amber reaches out to Gary to re-unite her family on the emotional anniversary of a tragedy, while Maci considers withdrawing from school.
310 "Stay With Me" 3.454 million September 6, 2011
Amber gets arrested and spends the night in jail, only to find out a no-contact order has been put on her and Gary. Catelynn & Tyler have a falling out, and Farrah takes Sophia to explore moving to Florida. When Kyle is injured, Maci is overwhelmed taking care of Bentley, Kyle, and school.
311 "Time Out" 3.232 million September 13, 2011
Maci has a blowout with Ryan over custody of their son Bentley, while Amber & Gary struggle with raising Leah together with a no-contact order in place. Catelynn finally finishes high school and takes Tyler out of town to celebrate, and Farrah's parents try to talk her into leaving Sophia behind when she moves away.
312 "Pros & Cons" 3.838 million September 20, 2011
Amber & Gary try to get the no contact order lifted so they can raise Leah together as a family. Maci tries to cut Ryan out of her life, and Ryan makes a decision about taking Maci to court. Farrah makes an unexpected choice about moving away, and Butch moves in with Catelynn & Tyler, who makes a hard decision about Carly.

Season 4Edit

Coming Soon the Season 4 of Teen Mom


Ep # Title Viewers Airdate
S1-01 "Catching Up With 16 and Pregnant: The Girls Of Teen Mom" N/A December 1, 2009
Before Maci, Farrah, Amber and Catelynn return as teenage mothers, the audience is presented with a look at the most significant moments from 16 and Pregnant.
S1-02 "Check Up With Dr. Drew" 3.1 million February 2, 2010
Dr. Drew Pinsky chats with the teenage mothers about their first year of motherhood and what happened since the cameras stopped rolling.
S1-03 "Unseen Moments" N/A February 9, 2010
This episode shows all the unseen clips of episodes that were not aired during season one, and is hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
S2-04 "Unseen Moments 2" N/A October 11, 2010
This episode shows all the unseen clips of episodes that were not aired during season two, and is hosted once again by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
S2-05 "Check Up With Dr. Drew" 3.719 million October 19, 2010
Dr. Drew Pinsky chats with the teenage mothers about their second year of motherhood and what happened since the cameras stopped rolling.
S2-06 "Baby Talk" N/A December 19, 2010
A special 30 minute episode all about the babies. The cast sit together to watch parts not shown in the second season. They include Top 3 cutest moments, Teen MOMents, and other challenging things the moms went through.
S3-08 "Teen Dads" N/A September 18, 2011
Hosted by Dr. Drew, for the first time the dads of "Teen Mom" and Teen Mom 2" come together to discusss the ups and downs, the challenges, the hilarious moments, and the biggest mistakes they've made since becoming young fathers.
S3-09 "Check Up with Dr. Drew Part I" N/A September 27, 2011
Dr. Drew Pinsky chats with the teenage mothers about their third year of motherhood and what happened since the cameras stopped rolling. On this first of a two part reunion special Dr. Drew talks with Farrah and Amber, about thier journey through the past season.
S3-07 "Check Up with Dr. Drew Part II" N/A October 4, 2011
Dr. Drew Pinsky chats with the teenage mothers about their thrid year of motherhood and what happened since the cameras stopped rolling. In this second of a two part reunion special Dr. Drew talks with Catelynn and Maci, about their journey through the past season.
S3-10 "Unseen Moments 3" N/A October 4, 2011
This episode shows all the unseen clips of episodes that were not aired during season three, and is hosted once again by Dr. Drew Pinsky.

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