New reality series tries to straighten out troubled youth

Lifetime will dive into grittier fare with new reality series “Teen Trouble,” slated to premiere Dec. 28.

Cabler has ordered eight episodes

“Teen Trouble” centers on teen behavior specialist Josh Shipp as he helps out-of-control youth and their troubled families. Each hourlong episode features Shipp embedding in the lives of teens using drugs or alcohol, stealing, or breaking the law before sending the teen into tense real-life scenarios such as sleeping in a morgue or staying overnight in jail.

A+E Networks will handle the global sales.

“Teen Trouble” is produced by Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, a division of RelativityREAL. Rakieten will exec produce along with “Intervention’s” Bryn Freedman.

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