‘Expecting’ is an American reality TV series that airs on UP Tv and follows couples who experience highs and lows when they are welcoming a child, which proves to be the most defining moment of their lives. The show first premiered on September 4, 2017.
‘Expecting’ has no plot or any storyline. For a reality show it is too honest. It just displays how families are extra supportive of the mother and are there for her at every step of the journey. “I’m Pregnant!”- the two words that bring such joy to the family and their loved ones. It’s a time where emotions should be captured in a frame. Such moments are rare. Couples go online on social media and share the good news with their relatives and friends. The trip from their homes to the hospital becomes a pleasant journey.
“In Expecting, UP viewers will have a front-row seat on the rollercoaster ride that is expecting a little one,” Timothy Kuryak, senior vice president of production and development was heard saying: “Whether you’re married or single, have kids or not, Expecting has many relatable moments about love, family and relationships. The dynamic between each couple is raw, unfiltered and truly authentic”, he said.
Naturally, as soon as the show aired, fans flocked to it, since it captures the joys of birth and parenthood. Notably, a lot of other shows focus on the aspect of birth, be it MTV’s ‘Sixteen and Pregnant’ or ‘Teen Mom‘, or TLC’s ‘Unexpected’, but most of these shows focus on what it means to have a child when you are not ready for it. On the other hand, ‘Expecting’ puts on display the careful process towards childbirth, the anticipation and the climax which results in something unique — human life.
Expecting Cast: Who is in it?
The couples from the initial season included Tia & Tre, Tayler & Seth, Elyse & Grayson, Angela & CR, Joey & Josh, Angel & Marcus, Jelisa & Darrin, Crystal & Brandon, Jen & Dan, among others. In the following season, the show shifted focus to other couples like Rachel & Harold, Priscilla & Rian, Stacy & Erik, Kristen & Cory, Ciera & Matthew among others. The show also features returning couples like Tia and Tre, who are there in the sophomore season as well.
In the upcoming season, we hope to see some new couples, but it would also be nice to see some of the old couples return; so viewers can get an update of how their previous children are getting along.