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Teen Mom is a spin-off of MTV's popular series 16 and Pregnant. It follows the lives of four young mothers as they try to maintain normal teenage lives while facing the demands of motherhood. Each mother had a home life that was dramatic before a baby even entered the picture. Maci's tumultuous relationship with Ryan, her boyfriend at the time, is still a major source of stress. Out of all of the teen moms, Maci has arguably made the best transition into motherhood. This does not mean that she never engages in the petty actions of a normal teenage girl. Even though she has a new boyfriend, she cannot manage to remove herself from Ryan and his drama.

Farrah's boyfriend died before her daughter Sophia was born, so she is a single mother in addition to being a teenage one. Her mother Debra is manipulative and controlling. When Farrah announced that she was moving away to finish college, Debra attempted to persuade her to leave Sophia behind. Farrah does not always have the best attitude, which means that her accomplishments are often ignored. She has managed to complete her associate's degree while raising a baby on her own. In the past, Farrah's story lines have centered around her failed dating attempts. She has recently begun to go through the process of recovering from her boyfriend's death, and she intends to start dating again with a healthier mindset.

Catelynn's life took a different path. She and her fiance Tyler chose adoption for their daughter Carly, but they struggle daily with that decision. They still feel emotionally connected to the child that they are not raising. They both come from troubled homes; Catelynn's mother is an abusive drug addict, and Tyler's father is frequently incarcerated. Catelynn and Tyler realized they could not bring a baby into that environment. They have proven time and again that they made the right decision. They both finished high school earlier this year, and Tyler has begun attending college.

Amber is the most notorious young woman on this show. She was arrested for hitting her boyfriend Gary in front of their daughter two years ago and has been in trouble ever since. She was unable to stop using drugs and is now serving a five-year prison sentence.

Teen Mom is as captivating as it is frightening. This show proves that teen motherhood negatively impacts young women's lives.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on MTV
11 Seasons, 173 Episodes
December 8, 2009
Reality
3.5/10
Cast: Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham
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Teen Mom Full Episode Guide

  • Farrah explains why she dislikes her mother's fiance; Catelynn opens up about Butch's relapse.

  • Farrah and her mother's fiancé argue about respect in Key West, Fla.; Catelynn and Tyler's offer is accepted; Maci tries to confront Ryan.

  • Maci and Taylor attend counseling; Farrah goes on a date with Asaf; Gary asks Amber to help him surprise Leah with a new house.

  • Amber, Maci, Catelynn and their significant others travel to Puerto Rico; Maci struggles with wanting to help Ryan overcome his issues; Farrah is invited to speak about her three businesses at SXSW.

  • Maci divulges to Ryan's fiance about her co-parenting problems; Amber puts together a fashion show to promote her online boutique; Catelynn and Tyler reach an agreement with their parenting styles.

  • Amber is frustrated at the amount of time she has Leah; Ryan's girlfriend encourages him to communicate more with Maci about Bentley's schedule; Cate surprises Tyler.

  • Catelynn and Tyler celebrate Nova's birthday; Farrah makes a big decision about her future; Amber and Gary work together to throw Leah a birthday party.

  • Amber, Maci and Cate come by to discuss tonight's episode and play an entertaining party game about strange celebrity baby names.

  • Amber lashes out about her relationship with Matt; Maci faces harsh truths about Ryan's drug use.

  • Farrah explains why she dislikes her mother's fiance; Catelynn opens up about Butch's relapse.

  • All four Teen Moms get together live to talk about the season premiere, reveal exclusive clips from the upcoming season and answer questions from their greatest fans.

  • Jenelle gets ready for her upcoming court appearance after receiving some shocking news about Nathan.

  • Leah gets some shocking news from Ali's doctor about Aleeah. Jenelle thinks Nathan is trying to get her back and David isn't happy about it. Kailyn and Isaac begin school but the added pressure causes tension between Jo and Vee.

  • Javi and Kailyn have a huge fight when he arrives unannounced; Jenelle attempts to keep her pregnancy concealed from Barbara; and Chelsea and Cole wonder whether they should postpone their nuptials.

  • A recap of what's been happening on "Teen Mom 2."

  • Corey is tired of the traditional mushy Teen Mom specials where the boys sit on the studio couch discussing their emotions with Dr. Drew, so he summons Adam, Gary, Jo, Tyler and Nathan on a 'guys only,' very active adventure.

  • Catelynn and Tyler decide to connect with their fans and help them find the missing people in their lives.

  • Conclusion. Dr. Drew visits with the cast about their happenings during the past season.

  • Dr. Drew sits down with the girls to discuss the season. Catelynn discusses her anxiety and depression and Amber threatens to leave the show.

  • Amber undergoes plastic surgery in trying to ease her depression and negative self image problems, while Farrah and her mother attempt to reconcile their differences after a strange encounter with Debra's boyfriend.

  • Hosted by Nessa, a fun-packed show in which Maci, Amber, and Catelynn communicate with fans to answer all the questions they've been dying to ask.

  • In the season finale, Farrah and her mom uncover old family injuries and get into a huge fight. Matt is given the chance to write a book about his life, but he and Amber are distracted by the newest tabloid stories. Macy and Taylor have a party in Las Vegas and Catelynn considers purchasing a horse.

  • Amber and Matt ask Matt's son to move in; Farrah goes to see Derek's family; Catelynn and Tyler hope to celebrate their first anniversary; Maci has a bridal shower; Ryan tries to say sorry to his dad.

  • Amber and Matt attempt to put an end to the tabloid rumors; Farrah deals with an errant worker; Tyler and Catelynn honor Butch's first year out of prison; Taylor and Bentley prepare for Maci's birthday.

  • Amber and Gary get ready for Leah's first day of school; Catelynn battles with her anxiety and depression; Ryan takes Bentley for the weekend, but Maci worries he hasn't changed; and Simon appears at the grand opening of Farrah's frozen yogurt shop.

  • Amber, who fears that she's developed a new addiction to food, consults a doctor about her weight; Farrah wants to open a frozen yogurt shop; Tyler worries that Catelynn has fallen back into bad habits; and Ryan leaves home after a fight with his dad.

  • Maci and Taylor welcome their third child but still worry that Ryan isn't showing up enough for Bentley. Gary tries to co-parent with Amber but realizes there's still tension between them.

  • Maci's daughter Jayde turns one and is worried because Ryan isn't around for Bentley. Farrah makes the big move to Los Angeles, but continues to fight with Simon when he tries to help.

  • Maci and Taylor question their decision to have their wedding so soon, while Farrah and Simon get some relationship advice from Dr. Jenn. Catelynn is homesick so Tyler and Nova visit her at her treatment facility. Amber moves to an upscale neighborhood.

  • Catelynn and Tyler have an emotional separation when she leaves for treatment for her anxiety and depression. Maci and Taylor purchase a larger home.

  • Maci and Taylor prepare for their nuptials; Amber misses a visit, disappointing Leah; Farrah invites Simon to observe Easter with her family.

  • Maci and Taylor learn she's further along in her unexpected pregnancy than they determined, Matt brings Amber to his hometown where she meets one of his relatives.

  • Farrah's mom questions Simon at Sophia's 7th birthday party after he posts an old mugshot of her on social media. Amber addresses the latest rumor in the media about Matt.

  • The cast reveals a hundred facts about the show.

  • A recap of the season and a sneak peek of the second half.

  • Before marrying fiance Amber, Matt faces the consequences of his addiction when he invites his two youngest kids to visit and meet their older half-brother for the first time.

Teen Mom News

Farrah Abraham Goes Public with Her Vaginal Rejuvenation

The reality star shares way, way too much on social media.

Farrah Abraham Frolicks in Pink Swimsuit

The reality star splashed at the pool for photographers on Monday.

Are Amber Portwood and Matt Baier Back Together?

An insider offers a spoiler for the 'Teen Mom' alum's upcoming appearance on 'Couples Therapy.'

MTV Denies Responsibility for Scary 'Teen Mom' Driving Incident

The network didn't have any problem filming and airing the event, though.

The Real Reason Amber Portwood Canceled Her Wedding

It wasn't because her fiance cheated on her.

MTV to Unite International Reality Stars in Social-Media Series

A new reality series featuring popular cast members from other shows will start its run on social media this summer.

Amber Portwood and Fiance Going to 'Marriage Boot Camp'

The 'Teen Mom' star will look for help with her troubled relationship.

Farrah Abraham Stokes Feud with Amber Portwood

The 'Teen Mom' stars don't get along so well.

Did Farrah Abraham Get Engaged?

Rumors have been flying about the reality TV star after a cryptic social-media post.

Amber Portwood to Make a Sex Tape?

The 'Teen Mom' star says she is considering making an adult film.

'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Calls Off Her Wedding

The reality TV personality has decided not to get married this fall.

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