Rumors have been swirling for a while now that MTV had planned to create a new season of their hit TV series 16 & Pregnant, as well as a new season of Teen Mom with all new young women. The rumors began shortly after the network announced they would be casting young women who had babies as teens but were already in their 20s.
Previously, all cast members from Teen Mom were introduced to audiences on their episode of 16 & Pregnant, and then select young women made the transition to Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2. There was also an ill-fated Teen Mom 3, but the show only ran for one season. The network has also premiered Teen Mum, a spin-off featuring British women who had children as teens.
MTV was caught filming what looked to be a new season of Teen Mom this past weekend in Millville, New Jersey. According to eyewitnesses, they were filming a woman in her 20s who would be too old to be filming a 16 & Pregnant episode (though it is also rumored that show is coming back as well). When the crew was asked what exactly they were filming, onlookers were told they were filming Teen Mom. However, since none of the cast members looked familiar, many assumed this was a new series.
There have already been some changes to the Teen Mom 2 cast, where MTV producers have added a fifth mom to the mix. Briana DeJesus joined the cast, sparking rumors that some of the other moms were leaving the show.
However, that was not the case — it was only to make up for lost time during the show. For example, Jenelle Evans has repeatedly refused to film with her mother or ex Nathan Griffith, which has made things very challenging for the producers.
Chelsea Houska DeBoer has also been wanting to live a more private life since she married her beau, Cole DeBoer. The pair recently welcomed a son, Watson, and are aiming to keep much of their life away from the camera. As a result, the producers needed to fill in the gaps with more stories.
It may be that one or more of the moms are planning on quitting either Teen Mom OG or Teen Mom 2, meaning MTV needs to find women to take over their roles.
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