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TLC preps new teen pregnancy series “Unexpected”

TLC is exploring the ups and downs of pregnant teen couples and the parents who raised them in the upcoming series Unexpected. The (6 x 60) program, produced by Eastern TV ...
October 12, 2017

TLC is exploring the ups and downs of pregnant teen couples and the parents who raised them in the upcoming series Unexpected.

The (6 x 60) program, produced by Eastern TV for TLC, reveals the complicated nature of teen pregnancy. The series will look at the various stages of each pregnancy and the first few weeks of parenthood with teens who were raised by teens.

The series focuses on three teen couples who are unprepared in having a child and their parents or grandparents who must step in to help with this life-changing moment. Tensions grow as the families have conflicting ideas for what is best for the young parents and their child.

In the first episode of Unexpected, audiences meet 15-year-old Lexus as she visits the doctor for her 38-week appointment with boyfriend Shayden and her 31-year old mom Kelsey, who is doubtful about their readiness to become parents. McKayla, 16, raised by her grandparents as her teenage mother Shannon was largely absent during her childhood, is prepping for prom with the soon-to-be father of her child Caelen. And 16-year-old Lilly, who only started dating James a few months before she got pregnant, is preparing to give birth while the teen couple’s families urge them to take the time to get to know one another better.

Unexpected premieres Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

In advance of the series premiere, the TLC Go Original series Unexpected: Baby Bumps will air Nov. 5. This four-episode digital series will introduce the three young expectant moms and the families of the show.

 

 

 

 

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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