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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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