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MTV has had some success with their original dramatic series, Teen Wolf. Will Finding Carter be a success as well? Will it be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned!
On Finding Carter, a teenager (Kathryn Prescott) discovers that her beloved single mom actually abducted her as an infant and she's reunited with her birth family. The cast also includes Cynthia Watros, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Alexis Denisof, and Zac Pullam.
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Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: July 8, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: MTV Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This family drama revolves around Carter Stevens (Kathryn Prescott), a teenage girl who believes she has the perfect life. That all changes one night when the police raid a high school party and she learns that her single mother, Lori (Milena Govich), abducted her as a toddler.
Carter is returned to her biological family, the Wilsons -- mother Elizabeth (Cynthia Watros), father David (Alexis Denisof), younger sister Taylor (Anna Jacoby-Heron), and little brother Grant (Zac Pullam). Carter must navigate through her new life but vows to be reunited with Lori.
What if your family wasn’t your family?
While we all might wish that at some point when relatives are driving us nuts, in MTV’s new series Finding Carter, it becomes a nightmare reality when the titular heroine discovers her “mom” kidnapped her. Now, she’s forced to live with her “real” family — but you don’t have to, so will you stick with them?
Related Finding Carter Stars Preview ‘Intense,’ ‘Fun’ New MTV Kidnapping Drama
Before you chime in with your thoughts on Tuesday’s premiere, a recap of just the pilot (MTV also aired Episode 2 tonight): »
There’s something appealingly retro about MTV’s latest scripted offering—and not just because Finding Carter bears a striking resemblance to Caroline B. Cooney’s beloved 1990 novel The Face on the Milk Carton. (You may know it better as the inspiration for a TV movie that aired in 1995).
These days, shows for and about teenagers tend to fall into one of two categories: the Ryan Murphy-esque dramedy (high-energy, soaked with pop culture references, alternating wildly between irony and sincerity; see MTV’s own Faking It or Awkward. for examples), or the Gossip Girl-ian glitzy melodrama (think privileged »
- Hillary Busis
What sounds like a highly provocative concept quickly devolves into a standard-issue, ABC Family-style soap in “Finding Carter,” a series whose protagonist is the right age for MTV, yet which feels fuzzily off-brand. Kathryn Prescott stars as a 16-year-old girl who discovers she was abducted at age 3 and is reunited with a family she doesn’t know, while missing the woman who happily raised her. Granted, MTV ought to be able to branch out within its younger demo, but this is still such a me-too idea it’s pretty hard to get spirited away by it.
Although one can appreciate the desire to plunge right into the story (created by Emily Silver, who shares writing credit with showrunner Terri Minsky), it might help if viewers had a little longer to get to know Prescott’s Carter in her initial environs, before a chance arrest lands her in the system and leads to her unwelcome, »
- Brian Lowry
MTV is bringing Finding Carter, a series about a teen that was abducted as a child, to a television screen near you this July, and to get fans ready the network has released the first trailer for the show.
Finding Carter focuses on a teenage girl, Carter (Kathryn Prescott), who is picked up after a party she’s at gets busted only to be identified as a missing child. Carter finds out that the woman who raised her not only isn’t her mother, but actually kidnapped her when she was just a toddler.
The series follows Carter as she struggles to reintegrate into her real family and come to terms with the awkward new situation in front of her. From the 90-second trailer it looks like the hardest part of this transition will be understanding how much of her life up until this point was a lie. It’ll »
- Lindsay Sperling
The show follows a teenage girl named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who, after being busted at a high school party, learns that her fun-loving single mother -- Lori (Milena Govich) -- abducted her as a toddler. Now, she must return to her birth family. As she tries to adjust to life with her birth parents (Alexis Denisof and Cynthia Watros) and twin sister (Anna Jacoby-Heron), she decides to find the mother she knew growing up.
What do you think? Does this show sound interesting? Will you check out Finding Carter? »
We have the first new drama series commissioned by MTV‘s new programming team under president Susanne Daniels. The network has picked up hourlong pilot Finding Carter to series with a 12-episode order in the kind of success story that inspires young writers. Up-and-coming scribe Emily Silver, a story editor on Bones, originally penned Finding Carter as a writing sample, which was sent to ABC Family and MTV in 2012. When Mina Lefevre moved from ABC Family to MTV to head scripted development in January 2013, she put the project on a fast track. Veteran Terri Minsky (Sex And The City) was brought in as executive producer and, following a quick rewrite, the script landed a pilot order, which has now been followed by a series green light. Finding Carter, directed by Scott Speer is about teenage girl Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Based on a script penned by Emily Silver (“Bones”), “Finding Carter” centers on Carter, a teenager who seems to have the perfect life with Lori, her fun-loving single mom. When the police bust a high school party, Carter learns Lori abducted her as a toddler, and that she must return to the family who thought they had lost her.
- AJ Marechal
The first drama series MTV has announced this year, Finding Carter is a coming-of-age story about a teenager named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori (Milena Govich), until the police bust a high school party and it’s discovered that Lori abducted Carter as a toddler. Now, Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand-new parents, »
- Jake Perlman
MTV is expanding its original scripted drama roster. The network has picked up family drama Finding Carter to series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 12-episode drama centers on a teenager who learns that her mother abducted her as a child. Bones' Emily Silver penned the script based on an original idea and Terri Minsky exec produces. Skins alum Kathryn Prescott stars as Carter; Alexis Denisof, Milena Govich, Cynthia Watros, Anna Jacoby-Heron and Zac Pullam co-star, with Meredith Baxter and Robert Pine boarding the show in new recurring roles as Carter's grandparents. Photos: Midseason TV Preview For MTV, Finding Carter
- Lesley Goldberg
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