In late January, MTV gave a series order to its pilot “Finding Carter,” which follows a teenage girl named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who discovers that the woman who has been raising her isn’t actually her mother at all. With the pick up, actress Cynthia Watros was forced to vacate the role of “The Young and the Restless‘” Kelly Andrews, a role currently portrayed by Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Martin, “All My Children”), as the filming schedule would have conflicted with that of the CBS daytime drama series – “Carter” films in Georgia while “Y&R” films in California. Thankfully, Watros’ decision has paid off. The network announced today that it has picked up the series for a second season that will consist of 12 all-new episodes like it did during its first season. In the series, Watros portrays Carter’s biological mother who seeks to reacquaint herself with her daughter.
“The creative minds behind ‘Finding Carter’ did an exceptional job bringing this story to life and drawing our audience in,” said President of MTV Programming, Susanne Daniels. “I’m looking forward to another season following Carter on her journey.”
“I’m thrilled that FC has a second season,” said Watros on Twitter following news of the pickup. “I can’t ask for a better group of people to be with. Love the cast and crew.”
The coming of age drama is currently 2014’s #1 new cable series with 12-34 year olds and with teens. To date, the series is averaging a strong 2.0 P12-34 rating and 2.2 million total viewers (live+3).
“Finding Carter” airs Tuesdays at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.