The Baby Borrowers

2008, TV Show


NBC Special Asks: Did Baby Borrowers Go Too Far?

Dr. Drew Pinsky by Jonathan Alcorn/

This Wednesday at 9 pmET NBC plays host to The Baby Borrowers Lessons Learned a town hall gathering in which the teen couples and child-lending parents featured on the controversial series reunite for the first time since filming wrapped a year ago Also on hand is a panel of opinionated experts as well as sampling of the Gloucester Mass teens who allegedly engaged in the pregnancy pact that made headlines in May Dr Drew Pinsky who cohosts the NBC special with Hoda Kotb shares a peek at the Lessons Learned Matt MitovichTVGuidecom Was there a lot of drama at the taping of The Baby Borrowers Lessons LearnedDr Drew Pinsky The biggest drama came from the kids Their relationships arent going so wellTVGuidecom You mean between the teen girlfriends and boyfriendsPinsky Yeah the interpersonal relationships arent going so hot Thats one of the points that you think youre going to live in this fantasy This is my eternal love my read more

Reader's Jeer of the Week: Oh, Baby!

The Baby Borrowers by Tommy Baynard/NBC Photo

Posted by seymour64...Jeers to Baby Borrowers. In my life, I have never seen such a bunch of dumb kids — not so much the guys, but the girls. They are the most self-centered bunch of brats I have ever seen. When they don't get their way, they cry and lock themselves in another room. Would they go to bed without changing their clothes or taking a shower or bath? I don't think so. I usually don't watch these types of shows, but this one is something else. These kids have no common sense.• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or in TV Guide magazine! read more

Video Q&A: Would Baby Borrower Mom Have Lent Kids to Britney?

Baby lender Natalie and Borrower Kelsey dropped by the other day to discuss why they participated in NBC's controversial new show, open up about their respective experiences as an actual teen mom and a wannabe, and tackle the hot topics of teen pregnancy pacts and, yes, Britney Spears' mothering skillz. Check it out. read more

Jeers: Parental Discretion Advised

The Baby Borrowers by Tommy Baynard/NBC Photo

Jeers to NBC's Baby Borrowers for mislabelling itself as a "groundbreaking experiment." What earth-shattering revelations have come from letting five adolescent couples take care of children — that parenting is difficult? Or that teenagers aren't as smart as they think they are? Okay, here's one: We've reached a new low for what people will do to be on TV. I'm talking about the real-life parents who lent out their infants to incompetent caregivers for the sake of a reality show. This experiment could break less ground than banks: Just imagine the kids' future therapy bills.Get Matt Roush's take on the summer reality glut• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or in TV Guide magazine! read more

Drowning in Summer's Reality Glut

Wipeout by Adam Larkey/ABC

First, some good news before the bad: July is less than a week away, and a month that once upon a time signified the absolute doldrums for TV fans now looms like an oasis of bountiful pleasures, with returning shows on the horizon including The Closer, Burn Notice, the Monk-Psych combo, and the piece de resistance of Mad Men's second season. (You’ll also want to add HBO’s gripping Generation Kill docudrama miniseries to your calendar.) Naturally, this is all on cable, but this is still especially good news after the dismal reality circus of June, capped by the current week’s onslaught of ridiculous time-wasters.More than ever, I’ve been feeling trapped in a bizarro world, as if I’d bought a subscription to a season of “To Each Their Own” theater. I know there are people out there who get their jollies at watching elaborate and messy pratfalls accompanied by snarky commentary—the model being Spike’s MXC, which I found mildly amusing until ... read more

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Premiered: June 25, 2008, on NBC
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Premise: Teen couples must take on a lifetime's worth of responsibilities in several weeks, including caring for infants, toddlers, teens and senior citizens and holding down jobs.

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