This week, MTV is debuting a new reality show called 16 & Recovering. The four-part docuseries will shine a light on the national opioid epidemic crisis. It premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch 16 & Recovering on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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MTV is included in Philo’s main 61-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch 16 & Recovering live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone and Android supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile) or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
MTV is one of 100-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch 16 & Recovering live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
MTV is included in either the Sling Orange plus Comedy Extra bundle (41 channels) or the Sling Blue plus Comedy Extra bundle (54 channels). If you bypass the three-day free trial, you can get either bundle for $25 for the first month (normally $35), and get Showtime, Starz and Epix included for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch 16 & Recovering live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
’16 & Recovering’ Preview
From Emmy-nominated director Steve Liss and Regina K. Scully of the Artemis Rising Foundation comes a revival of MTV’s 16 and franchise with 16 and Recovering.
The four-part docu-series will follow students’ and families’ paths to recovery as they are guided by faculty members – who have gone through their own experiences with addiction – including the heartbreaking loss of life to hopeful early signs of recovery. Further, the students’ experiences provide a window into the complexities of treatment, including healthcare coverage and financial barriers, and the difficulties of navigating the judicial system.
The featured subjects are nine students at Northshore Recovery High School, which was founded to address the rise in adolescent addiction. It is a public high school in Beverly, Massachusetts, where teens work to recover from drug addictions while earning their diplomas. Principal and Founder Michelle Lipinski founded the school in order to create a safe and supportive community, while placing a high value on education and accountability.
“As this generation comes of age into a society facing an opioid epidemic, we believe the power of storytelling – and collaboration with experts like NIDA and Michelle – will be a wake-up call for audiences, parents and community to break the stigma, foster empathy and expand access to treatment for young people,” said Chris McCarthy, President of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, in a press release.
MTV is collaborating with leading experts in recovery and addiction, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to provide critical information and resources for 16andrecovering.com, a new site that will launch in conjunction with the premiere. This online hub will arm audiences with robust offerings, including a resource guide to foster productive and meaningful conversations around the series, tools for educators to support their students and opportunities for people to get involved at a community level. Additionally, viewers will be able to access information to better understand treatment options and the complexities of the addiction and recovery system.
16 and Recovering airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.