By todd schoepflin if someone were to tell me i would watch a reality television show on mtv called teen mom at the age of 38, i would have called that person crazy but it happened i watched several episodes. In 1992, mtv defined reality tv as we know it with the real world and its famous spoken intro: this is what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real in the 25 years since, reality tv has gone from an oddity to the dominant genre, and along the way it really doubled down on the stop. The reality tv show follows the lives of pregnant teenagers during the final months of their pregnancy and early months of motherhood we match the results of this analysis imply that the introduction of this mtv show led to a 43 percent reduction in teen births in the 18 months following its initial airing this accounts for. The specific context examined is the widely viewed mtv franchise, 16 and pregnant, a series of reality tv shows including the teen mom sequels, which follow the lives of pregnant teenagers ever since its introduction, various observers have made conflicting claims about the show's influence on teens. Teen mom, renamed teen mom og since the fifth season, is an american reality television series that premiered on december 8, 2009 on mtv developed as the first spin-off of 16 and pregnant, it aired four seasons before its initial conclusion on october 9, 2012 a revival of the show was announced in february 2015,.
A content analysis of the mtv shows 16 and pregnant (n = 59), teen mom (n = 20), and teen mom 2 (n = 20) was conducted to determine whether these pregnancy is an important factor in determining whether adolescent viewers will learn attitudes that might encourage teen pregnancy from television.
After airing a series of successful reality programs focusing on the lives of wealthy, privileged teenagers, such as laguna beach and the hills, mtv took a decidedly different approach with teen mom tony di santo, mtv's president of programming and development, explains that the show was created in. Fans of the mtv reality series 'teen mom og' want to know what the 'og' stands for and why exactly the show was rebranded in the first place.