What Was ‘Teen Mom: Young Moms Club’ Called Before?

Teen Mom: Young Moms Club initially premiered on MTV in August 2018. The show chronicles the lives of five young moms, who have been close friends since they were kids, as they struggle with relationships, careers, and parenthood.

Cheyenne Enriquez, Chandlar Walby, Alyssa Abrenica, Nicole Pleskow and Nikki Hussey
Cheyenne Enriquez, Chandlar Walby, Alyssa Abrenica, Nicole Pleskow, and Nikki Hussey | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

What was ‘Teen Mom: Young Moms Club’ Called Before?

Teen Mom: Young Moms Club originally debuted as Pretty Little Mamas in 2018. MTV expected the show to do well because of their intense marketing campaign and they premiered the show directly after Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. However, MTV abruptly pulled the show because only 440,000 viewers tuned in for the first episode and 317,000 viewers for the second episode. Instead of putting out a statement, MTV began showing Jersey Shore reruns during the Pretty Little Mamas time slot. The show finally came back on air April 2019, with a new castmate, rebranded under the Teen Mom umbrella.

What is ‘Teen Mom: Young Moms Club’ about?

Teen Mom: Young Moms Club follows six friends in San Diego while they deal with life being a young mother.

Chandlar Walby, 25

Chandlar is currently pregnant with her boyfriend’s baby. She has a healthy co-parenting relationship with her ex, James, as they share a daughter together. Chandlar struggles to balance her immature boyfriend with her friends and parents.

Nikki Hussey, 24

Nikki wants to be a model like her mother. Her mom wants Nikki to make it big, while Nikki’s boyfriend would prefer her to be a stay at home mom. Nikki wants to follow her dreams to show her daughter it can be done.

Nicole Pleskow, 24

Nicole has been a single mom since her daughter was born. Nicole’s parents currently support her; however, she is looking for a career to provide for her family. She thinks her new boyfriend, Michael, has what it takes to be a good father and man to her, but her friends think otherwise.

Alyssa Abrenica, 25

Alyssa balances her son, nursing school, and an upcoming wedding. She has to move the wedding date up because her mom’s cancer came back. Alyssa strives to be a good mom, wife, daughter, and friend.

Cheyenne Latu, 24

Cheyenne, her husband, Teli, and their two kids are living in one room in her parent’s house. Teli is unable to keep a job, so she has to keep asking her mother for help. Her mom has allowed Cheyenne’s family to rent the house, however, she is a strict landlord.

Heather Miinch, 24

Heather is the newest addition to the cast. She has a condition, hyperemesis, that causes her to vomit regularly and makes it difficult for her to eat. Doctors have ordered Heather to bed rest until she has her baby.

What has been the reception from ‘Teen Mom: Young Moms Club’?

Tyler and Catelynn Baltierra have been with the Teen Mom franchise since 2009. So far, they are the only ones to vocalize their disdain with Teen Mom: Young Moms Club. Tyler claimed that MTV is putting a “semi-scripted drama controlled Hills / Housewives show” on already successful franchise Teen Mom.

Critics say the show makes being a young mother fashionable for impressionable viewers. Teen Mom: Young Moms Club, Nikki Hussey, claims the show is not “scripted or staged.” She also says they want the show to be a positive outlet for other young mothers.