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MTV To Air New `True Life’ Episodes

MTV’saward-winning True Life documentary series will return to the air in November with new episodes that tackle subjects ranging from pregnancy to summer romances.

Produced by MTV News and Docs, the five, one hour-long True Life episodes will air on Nov. 4, beginning at 2 p.m., according to the network.  

The episodes include True Life: I’m Pregnant, which profiles two young woman who are experiencing the thrill, pain and life changes of impending motherhood; and True Life: I Stutter, which examines the difficulties and frustrations often experienced by the estimated 3 million Americans who stutter.

True Life: I’m Supporting My Family follows two young women who suddenly find themselves responsible for the welfare of their younger siblings; True Life: I’m Having a Summer Romance chronicles couples involved in potentially short-lived romances; and True Life: I’m The New Kid In Town, which follows the trial and tribulations of a 15-year-old girl who’s family moves from suburban Connecticut to rural New Zealand.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.