MTV's True Life documentary series first debuted in 1998 and now the network has decided to revive its iconic franchise with a quarantine-themed season that aims to show the struggles Americans faced while being stuck at home with their families while under lockdown.
True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories is a four-part, self-documented series that will air every Wednesday in August on MTV. Each of the four episodes will show how the stress of everyday life is amplified while being stuck in quarantine often in close quarters with other family members.
The first episode of the new documentary series, "Stuck in a Crowded House" will tell the story of senior NCAA basketball player Jamiere and the expecting couple Chris and Ameide who are forced to move back in with their families. Episode two, "Love in the Time of Corona", will explore how relationships were put to the test in quarantine and episode four, "Back at Home with My Parents During COVID" will explore how soon to be parents Keyrra and Mikhail and college student Lexi deal with making life-altering decisions after having to return to their parents' houses.
Fans of MTV's The Challenge, Are You the One? and Ex on the Beach will likely want to tune in for Quarantine Stories' third episode "Love Under Lockdown" as Nicole Zanatta, her girlfriend Ashley Ceasar and Kai Wes will all be featured in the relationship-focused episode.
Whether you're self-quarantining at home or lockdown restrictions have been lifted in your area and you just want to see how others coped while under quarantine, we'll show you exactly how to watch True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories from anywhere in the world.
True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories - When and where?
The first episode of True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories will premiere on Wednesday, August 5 on MTV. There are a total of four episodes in this new season of True Life and new episodes of the show will air every Wednesday at 9pm ET/PT.
How to watch True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch the True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories in the U.S. further down in this guide. However, if you want to watch the new documentary series when you're away from home, then you'll likely run into problems as your domestic coverage online from abroad will be geo-blocked.
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How to watch True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories in the U.S.
If you live in the US and have a cable subscription, you'll be able to watch True Life Presents: Quarantine Stories on MTV at 9pm ET/PT beginning on Wednesday, August 5. New episodes of the show will air each Wednesday at the same time and will run for just over forty minutes. You can also stream the show online on MTV's website but you will need to login with the details from your cable provider to do so.
Don't want to sign up for an expensive cable package just to see how well others fared in lockdown? Don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to MTV so you can watch the new documentary series online. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Sling TV - $30 per month - In order to get access to MTV, you'll have to sign up for either Sling TV's Sling Blue or Sling Orange plan and add the Comedy Extra package for an additional $5 per month. The service also lets you watch on three screens simultaneously and record live TV with its Cloud DVR.
- YouTube TV - $65 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to MTV as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 7-day trial is available.
- AT&T TV Now - $65 per month - AT&T TV Now may be more expensive than the competition but in addition to MTV you also get access to HBO with your plan. The service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
- FuboTV - starting at $54.99 per month. FuboTV gives you access to MTV as well as over 80 other channels. The service also includes a 7-day free trial so you can test it out for yourself.
SlingTV your best bet
Regardless of whether you choose Sling TV's Sling Orange or Sling Blue plan, you will still need to add the Comedy Extra package for an additional $5 per month bringing your total monthly cost to $35. This is still cheaper than signing up for AT&T TV Now or fuboTV and you also get access to Paramount Network, truTV, TV Land, GSN and more.
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