By Emily Rome
October 11, 2012 at 04:00 PM EDT


The rousing celebration of college graduation followed quickly by the disappointment of dashed dreams and dead-end jobs — such is the course of post-college life that many twentysomethings know well. Now MTV is capturing that rocky journey into adulthood in a new scripted series, Underemployed, set to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 16.

EW has an exclusive clip from the show’s first episode. In a scene reminiscent of  the opening minutes of the classic post-grad drama Reality Bites, which features a quartet of young adults figuring it all out, Underemployed introduces us to its five stars on the day of their college graduation and then flashes forward to where they are a year later. Check out it out below:

Underemployed stars Michelle Ang as Sophia, Sarah Habel as Daphne, Jared Kusnitz as Lou, Inbar Lavi as Raviva and Rock of Ages‘ Diego Boneta as Miles. The premiere airs at 10 p.m. on Oct. 16.

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