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True Life is an original MTV reality and documentary series that chronicles that lives of individuals who are facing adversity in a variety of ways. Each episode focuses on a single issue and individuals whose lives are affected by that issue. There are usually three people featured in every episode. Their lives are taped for the duration of filming so viewers can get an idea of what it is like to live with whatever challenge is being highlighted for that episode.

The first episode of True Life aired on MTV in 1998. It covered the trials of people who are addicted to heroin. Since that time, there have been several addiction episodes that range from street drugs to prescription pharmaceuticals. The show also touches on relationship issues like homosexuality and open relationships. There are episodes covering mental illnesses and physical illnesses. There are even life goal oriented episodes, such as is the case with several modeling and sports episodes.

True Life has featured many now famous people. Examples include Kelly Cutrone, who is now a famous fashion publicist. She has been featured on a number of reality shows since her time on True Life. Frank Edgar starred on the show and went on to become a UFC Lightweight Champion. They were both featured in life goal style episodes that covered their chosen professions and their struggles and successes in them.

The series has won numerous awards and has been on air for more than 13 years. It has won three GLAAD awards for episodes dealing with homosexuality and lesbianism. It has also won awards for episodes about racism and drug addiction.

True Life is a series that is currently running and has 2017 seasons (422 episodes). The series first aired on March 31, 1998.

Where do I stream True Life online? True Life is available for streaming on MTV, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch True Life on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, MTV, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV online.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on MTV
2017 Seasons, 422 Episodes
March 31, 1998
Cast: SuChin Pak, Gideon Yago
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True Life Full Episode Guide

  • Two people are dedicated to preventing crime in their neighborhoods.

  • On this episode of TRUE LIFE: I'm Saving My Hood, we meet two people dedicated to preventing crime in their neighborhoods.

  • On this episode of True Life: I'm Breaking Beauty Norms, we meet two people who defy the typical standard of beauty.

  • On this episode of True Life: I'm Dying for the Applause, we meet two people who are sacrificing themselves on the altar of fame.

  • Two young men find out that their one-night stands have become lifelong commitments... to the children they never knew they had.

  • We see first hand what it's like have Misophonia- a rare condition where everyday sounds render life unbearable.

  • Americans leave the country in an effort to find answers about Ayahuasca.

  • Transformation is a documentary about a group of homeless and at-risk transgender youth who have struggled to find the resources, safety, and confidence to express their gender identity.

  • On this episode of True Life: I've Been Shot we follow two young people who are recovering from a recent gunshot wound, both physically and mentally.

  • We follow two young people whose parent's addiction to opiates is directly affecting their lives.

  • MTV teams up with multi-platinum artist and recovering addict Macklemore to go inside America's opioid epidemic, meeting those living with addiction and heading to Washington DC for an exclusive talk with President Obama.

  • True Life Presents: Hooked documents the most severe and bizarre addictions and mental health afflictions that millennials face today.

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