Teen Mom is the hit MTV show which, after four seasons, was taken off the air. However, in an unprecedented move, the network is bringing the cast back for an all-new season which is set to premiere sometime next month. However, it appears that the exact air-date may have been postponed.
Initially, the Inquisitr reported that fans could expect to see Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, and Catelynn Lowell back on their television sets on February 2. This is a Monday and seems to coincide with the typical day that MTV chooses for Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2. Although filming has reportedly been complete for some time, a new report from Teen Mom Junkies suggests that the network may be adding in some last minute segments to the new season.
Catelynn Lowell gave birth to daughter Novalee on New Year’s Day. Obviously, this is a huge Teen Mom event and, rather than wait until the next potential season to cover it, the network reportedly wanted to capture the first weeks of Nova’s life for the cameras. This makes sense since fans no doubt want to see as much as possible of the newborn as well as see how Catelynn and Tyler take to parenting. According to Catelynn’s Twitter, so far things have been going great!
Another reported issue regarding the supposed delay in the premiere is Maci Bookout’s pregnancy. The Teen Mom favorite announced late last year that she is pregnant with her second child. Expecting a baby girl this time around, there is no doubt that the network would want to capture as much as possible before airing the season. The actual birth of Maci’s baby won’t air on Teen Mom, at least not on season five. Maci Bookout is due in June and, if MTV goes forward with a sixth season of the show, then more of Maci’s pregnancy will likely be captured. However, one thing that will be explored this season is Maci’s pregnancy overall, something that she isn’t too vocal about on Twitter.
While MTV has confirmed that Teen Mom is coming back for an all-new season, they have not confirmed the reported air dates. Their website states that new episodes of the show will be “coming soon.” Although fans had hoped the February 2 air date would hold up, it isn’t uncommon for these dates to get pushed back before being confirmed. Reportedly, though, the trailer for the new season will premiere next week, possibly on Monday.
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