Jean Bentley
July 01, 2009 AT 08:00 PM EDT

My Must List is rejoicing this week with the news that MTV has picked up my favorite new show, 16 and Pregnant, for a second season. The docu-series follows teenagers approaching motherhood as they deal with their new-found responsibilities. Though it could have turned out an exploitative mess, 16 and Pregnant is handled with the same fair touch as my all-time favorite MTV series, True Life. It’s more a realistic portrayal of tough issues (well, as realistic as you can get for a pop culture-centric cable channel) than Juno: The Series (despite the cutesy cartoon graphics). At times it can even get a little too real (um, I didn’t exactly need to see the labor), but I guess that’s the whole point.

In case you haven’t seen it, watch the latest episode of the show below, then tell us: What’s on your Must List this week, PopWatchers? List up to three items from current TV/movies/music/books/games/online. Don’t forget your e-mail address, in case we decide to use your submission in the magazine. Deadline is Thursday, July 2 at noon ET.

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