June 17, 2011 11:46am PT by Jethro Nededog
MTV Announces New Season of the Documentary Series, 'True Life'
MTV continues to make itself the home of teen and young people angst with the announcement of a new season of its Emmy-winning documentary series, True Life. New episodes begin airing Thursday, June 23.
In seven new episodes, the network explores the issues teens face in affairs of the heart, sexuality, parental relationships, and even the booming legal marijuana business.
Here are the newly announced episodes via MTV:
June 23 at 10 p.m. – TRUE LIFE: I’M ALLERGIC TO EVERYTHING
Living with severe, life-threatening food allergies can feel like traversing a minefield. In this episode viewers will meet two young people who are trying to lead normal lives in spite of the potential danger they face every time they eat. They are exploring new and complicated medical treatment in hopes of overcoming their extensive allergies.
June 23 at 11 p.m. – TRUE LIFE: I’M NO LONGER GAY
On this episode viewers meet two young people that have expressed their sexuality in the same way for their entire adult life - but then decided to change your orientation completely. Though they once considered themselves gay, they are doing everything they can to be straight with hopes of living what they – and those closest to them – consider to be normal lives. They are trying to find the path to inner peace, but are learning that along with peace comes sacrifice.
JUNE 30 at 10 p.m. – TRUE LIFE: I CAN’T GET OVER MY FIRST LOVE
Experiencing one’s first love is one of the joys of coming to age. However, the pain of a first heartbreak is often magnified. On this episode two young people in desperately as they longing for the ones that got away. They are doing everything they can to rekindle old flames with people that have completely moved on. Viewers find out if they can they light the fire – or are they setting themselves up to get burned all over again.
June 30 at 11 p.m. – I HATE MY ROOMMATE
On this episode two sets of incompatible roommates who have finally reached the breaking point. These former close friends are being torn apart because their living situation has become a volatile situation. They are doing all they can to maintain a civil union but the clashes are pushing them to a point where they are ready to kick one another to the curb.
JULY 7, 10 p.m. – TRUE LIFE: I’M BEING SENT AWAY BY MY PARENTS
Two rebellious young men are causing so much trouble for their parents that as a last resort are being sent to live far away from home to improve their troubling behavior in this episode. The frustrated parents are shipping them off to strict, unfamiliar environments aimed at correcting their defiant conduct once and for all.
JULY 14 10 p.m. – TRUE LIFE: I’M A SUGAR BABY
On this episode three self-proclaimed sugar babies struggle with the consequences of taking cash and gifts in exchange for the pleasure of their company. For them, their affection comes with a price tag attached and they have to decide if money will buy happiness - or leave them emotionally bankrupt.
JULY 21, 1O p.m. – TRUE LIFE: I’M IN THE MARIJUANA BUSINESS
As marijuana becomes essentially legal in dozens of states, tens of thousands of people are working to take advantage of a booming business that is being dubbed "the green rush." At the same time, young people trying to sell marijuana in states where it’s still illegal struggle to stay out of jail. In this episode, viewers meet three young people grappling with the highs and lows of trying to make a living in the marijuana business.