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Lifetime explores motherhood in two new series

A+E Networks-owned channel Lifetime has ordered two docuseries set to explore what happens when a woman becomes unexpectedly pregnant. Produced by ITV Entertainment, the 3 x 60-minute 30 Something Grandma (pictured) will ...
October 28, 2016

A+E Networks-owned channel Lifetime has ordered two docuseries set to explore what happens when a woman becomes unexpectedly pregnant.

Produced by ITV Entertainment, the 3 x 60-minute 30 Something Grandma (pictured) will follow the story of three women – young mothers themselves – set to become grandmothers in their 30s as their teenage daughters prepare for the birth of their own children.

The series will examine the challenges for the two generations of women as they attempt to balance their relationships, career goals and dreams.

30 Something Grandma is executive produced by ITV Entertainment’s David Eilenberg, Simon Thomas, Brian Zagorski and Jennifer Duncan. Lifetime’s Mary Donahue and David Hillman are also listed as exec producers.

Elsewhere, Knocked Up (3 x 60 minutes) from 11th Street Productions will chronicle the journeys of three women who suddenly discover that they’ve become pregnant after a one-night stand.

The series will shadow the women as they adjust to their surprise pregnancies while re-thinking their living situations, relocate and coping with the father’s involvement or refusal to be involved.

11th Street’s Morgan J. Freeman, Dia Sokol Savage and Larry Musnik serve as executive producers, alongside Donahue and Sarah Thompson of Lifetime. Elana Wertkin is listed as co-executive producer.

30 Something Grandma premieres Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by Knocked Up on Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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