TMOG Returns

December 17, 2015

Media, Teen Pregnancy

If for some reason you’ve been feeling like there isn’t enough drama in your life, you only have to wait until January 4.  That’s when Teen Mom OG returns to MTV, and trust me there is enough drama in there for everyone. 

It’s been almost seven years since we met these young moms on the first season of “16 and Pregnant.”  They’re in their mid-20s and those babies are in elementary school.  Amazing how time flies. 

Here’s what’s coming up on the new season:

Amber—She’s got a few years of sobriety under her belt, a steady relationship with fiancé Matt, and now she’s looking to regain custody of daughter Leah.  But nothing’s as easy as it seems…

Maci—She has a second child now and is ready to be married to longtime love Taylor.  Bentley is growing into a fine young man, and as always, there’s tension with Ryan when it comes to co-parenting.

Farrah—No shortage of conflict in Farrah’s life – particularly when it comes to her paretns or the show’s producers.  And there’s lots of emotion when Sophia asks questions about the father she’ll never know.

Catelynn—Lots going on as she and Tyler are getting married while adjusting to having a baby in the house.  Can they handle it all?

This season promises to be full of tears (just wait for the wedding episode), surprises, and life lessons.  Tune in January 4 at 10/9c.

Authored by: Amy Kramer

Amy Kramer is the Senior Director of Media Relations at The National Campaign. She came to the Campaign in 2007 after more than fifteen years in television news and communications consulting.

Amy’s role at the Campaign is to advance the organization’s mission by working across the media landscape with reporters, writers, producers, social media experts, media executives, and others to help them incorporate teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention messages into the content of their work.  She is responsible for the development, management, and support of all media relations activities with the specific goal of increasing the presence of the National Campaign’s messages, leadership, and activities with all media, including news and entertainment.

She has served as the lead content expert for MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom since the shows launched in 2009 and has spoken widely in the press, on television, and at conferences about the shows’ impact on teen pregnancy.  She has also written and analyzed surveys about sex, relationships, and contraception for Seventeen and Cosmopolitan magazines. In addition, she consults with many other television programs, magazines and websites, writes discussion guides and blog posts for media partners’ web properties, and works with outside experts on the media goals of the Campaign.  

Prior to joining the Campaign, Amy was a producer at ABC, CNN, and CNBC. She began her career at the political Hotline, a daily news wire service covering national politics, and then started in television as a political researcher for CBS News. As a communications consultant she worked with corporations and foundations on issues such as drug abuse, education, health care, aging, and employee/employer relations. She has moderated focus groups, written surveys, and provided analysis and direction on public opinion related to these topics. She has also worked as a political campaign press aide and a summer camp waterski instructor. Amy graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University with degrees in government and journalism. 

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