MTV has already picked up a second season of "16 and Pregnant," the deeply-compelling documentary series -- which airs Thursdays at 10 -- that tracks girls through the late stages of pregnancy and the early months of motherhood. As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, it's a better argument for abstinence than anything else on TV -- and a painful but gripping show. And it's getting watched by its target demographic: It takes the top spot in its time period among girls and women 12-34 and is top across all of television among girls and women 18-24.
On Thursday, July 23 at 10, MTV will also air a “16 and Pregnant: Life After Labor” finale special, hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
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