‘Unexpected’ is a reality television show which first premiered on November 12, 2017, on the Travel and Living Channel, commonly known as TLC. It is an unscripted reality series that, in each season, brings together three mothers who had become pregnant in their teenage years. Along with the expectant mothers, it also brings the husbands or boyfriends responsible for the pregnancy. The parents of the women are also brought to the show, and mothers and daughters are interviewed as they talk about their trials and tribulations going through teenage pregnancy.
Unexpected Cast: Who is in it?
Each episode of ‘Unexpected’ brings together three teenage pregnant moms and their families. The first season has three mothers. Lexus, who is a 15-year-old pregnant girl, is getting ready for the last day of school. The couples McKayla, a 16-year-old pregnant girl, and Caelan are in a rather tumultuous phase of their relationship. The third teenage expecting mom is Lily, who is also 16 years old.
The second season features all the three teenage moms from season 1 and are joined by two other teenage expecting women, named Chloe, who is 16 years old, and Emiley, who is the eldest of the mothers, being 18 years old.
In season 3, two moms from the earlier seasons made a return and had four new teenage moms. Chloe and Max from the previous seasons were finally over their relationships. On the other hand, McKayla was expecting a second child but her relationship with Caelan was at a crossroads. These two teenage moms were back for season 3, while four new moms, namely Hailey, Rilah, Tyra and Tiarra, made their presence felt.
Season 4, just like season 3, might see a combination of old and new moms.
Unexpected Plot: What is it about?
‘Unexpected: Baby Bumps’ focuses on pregnant teen couples and the far-reaching effects their pregnancy has on their families and the society that they live in. In America, even today, issues relating to pregnancy are stigmatized. Teenage pregnancy has dropped by more than half since the 1990s but even now, nearly one in over four girls get pregnant by 20. TLC explores this complicated issue.
The TLC cameras capture the first few weeks of pregnancy and parentage during those periods. The teenage couples in the show are naturally unprepared to have babies, so in most cases, the parents or grandparents of the pregnant mothers come to aid. The atmosphere is generally not as pleasant, as an air of anxiety pervades the pregnant teenage mothers as well as their family members. Role reversals start taking place, as every elder member in the family have their opinions regarding parenthood and they express what they think is best for the children and their teenage mothers. Decisions are taken as to whether the couples in question are allowed to get married and where and how they will be living once the babies are born.
Unexpected Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Unexpected’ Season 3 premiered on August 4, 2019, on TLC and came to an end in November, 2019.
As far as the next season goes, we don’t have an official announcement yet. The show’s intention is clearly not to get ratings, but to rather educate people. TLC as a network would like to continue doing a show that serves the society well, and therefore we will believe we will get to see ‘Unexpected’ Season 4, which if things go as expected, can release sometime in August, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
While we wait for season 4, here’s ‘Unexpected’ Season 3 trailer.
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