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Season 1
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Seasonal Information
No. of Episodes: 8
No. of Specials: 3
Originally Aired: December 8, 2009 –
January 26, 2010
Premiere: "Looking for Love"
Finale: "Happy Birthday"
Starring
Cast: Farrah Abraham
Maci Bookout
Catelynn Lowell
Amber Portwood
Season Chronology
Seasons 12345678

The first season of Teen Mom began airing on MTV on December 8, 2009 and concluded on January 26, 2010. Before the series began, MTV aired a special titled Catching Up with 16 and Pregnant: The Girls of Teen Mom which aired on December 1, 2009.

In late January 2010, the series was renewed for a second season.[1]

Production

MTV ordered the 16 and Pregnant spin-off on September 2, 2009 with a 8 episode order.[2] Based on evidence in the season, filming took place from Summer of 2009 to November 2009. The reunion episode was filmed after New Years 2010.

Cast

Moms

Co-Stars

Farrah’s segment

Maci’s segment

Catelynn’s segment

Amber’s segment

Episodes

No. in series No. in season Image Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 Looking for Love December 8, 2009 N/A
Single teenage mother, Farrah Abraham starts dating against her parents' wishes. Maci Bookout begins planning her wedding to her fiance, Ryan. Catelynn Lowell moves back in with her disapproving parents whilst Amber Portwood's anxiety over her parenting abilities threatens to get the better of her.
2 2 How Many Chances? December 15, 2009 N/A
Maci contemplates breaking up with Ryan. Farrah starts dating a guy even though her family doesn't approve. Amber struggles to get her GED. Catelynn feels distant from her daughter as a result of the adoption.
3 3 Fallout December 22, 2009 N/A
Catelynn's family lash out over her choice to give her baby up for adoption. Amber and her fiance, Gary Shirley have relationship troubles. Farrah learns that dating as a teen mom is harder than she first thought. Newly single Maci struggles to balance motherhood and school when her friends leave for college.
4 4 Moving On December 29, 2009 N/A
Amber and Gary's arguing reaches boiling point. Catelynn struggles to find a new home when her mother moves away. Maci has a change of heart and Farrah opts for some protection.
5 5 A Little Help January 5, 2010 N/A
Catelynn copes better with her decision to give her daughter up when she attends a retreat with other birth moms. Maci and Ryan go to a counsellor to try and help their relationship again. Newly single Amber considers accepting help from an ex and Farrah wonders if she should stay at home with her daughter, Sophia.
6 6 Standing Up January 12, 2010 N/A
Maci struggles with resenting Ryan. Catelynn worries her boyfriend, Tyler's dad may be sent to jail again. Farrah shifts her focus back to her daughter and Amber faces her fears about putting her daughter, Leah into daycare.
7 7 Baby Steps January 19, 2010 N/A
Amber decides she wants to move away to help put an end to her and Gary's fighting. Farrah can't stand living under parent's roof any longer. Maci struggles to stay in school when her son Bentley learns to walk. Catelynn and Tyler begin to plan their future.
8 8 Happy Birthday January 26, 2010 N/A
Catelynn and Tyler work on letting go of their daughter, Carly. Tyler also works up the nerve to propose to Catelynn. Maci and Ryan struggle to get on at Bentley's first birthday party. Amber copes with being a single parent whilst planning Leah's first birthday and Farrah makes peace with her own mother.

Specials

No. in series No. in season Image Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 Catching Up with 16 and Pregnant: The Girls of Teen Mom December 1, 2009 N/A
Summary
2 2 Check-Up With Dr. Drew February 2, 2010 N/A
Summary
3 3 Unseen Moments February 9, 2010 N/A
Summary

Trivia

  • Sophia, Debra, Tyler, Bentley, Ryan and Leah are the only co-stars to appear in each episode.

References