MTV announced the Season 2 pick-up of “Finding Carter” on Tuesday. The latest scripted drama on the network will return for 12 new episodes, matching its first season order.
“Finding Carter” premiered July 8 with strong ratings for the network, ranking as 2014’s top-rated cable series among 12-34 year olds, as well as tween viewers, according to the network’s press release.
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The release also touted the coming-of-age drama’s strong delayed-viewing figures. It sees a 70-percent increase when accounting for the first three days of delayed viewing on average, with those percentages increasing in recent weeks.
“The creative minds behind ‘Finding Carter‘ did an exceptional job bringing this story to life and drawing our audience in,” said Susanne Daniels, president of MTV programming. “I’m looking forward to another season following Carter on her journey.”
The teen soap is the story of Carter, portrayed by Kathryn Prescott, whose world is turned upside down when she discovers that the woman she thinks is her mother is actually her abductor. She was kidnapped as a baby from her real family, who have been looking for her ever since.
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Now, the woman she loves and thinks of as mom is on the run, and Carter must find her way in a family of strangers who are just as uncertain about what to do with her as she is about them.
Executive produced by Terri Minsky, Deborah Spera, Maria Grasso and Alexander Motlagh, “Finding Carter” was created by Emily Silver. It costars Anna Jacoby-Heron, Cynthia Watros, Alexis Denisof, and Zac Pullam.
New episodes of “Finding Carter” air Tuesday nights at 10/9c on MTV.