It looks like Bristol Palin is making a return to television. She is reportedly set to become a regular on MTV’s Teen Mom OG. According to an article on TMZ, producers have disclosed that Sarah Palin’s daughter will join the cast next season. Palin, 27, had her first child when she was 17 and, as TMZ reports, is currently in the midst of divorcing estranged husband Dakota Meyer. So it’s likely that she’ll have lots of drama to add to the show.
The next season of Teen Mom OG will premiere in the fall of this year.
Longtime cast member Farrah Abraham left the show in a very controversial manner last season and it looks like Palin is taking her spot. Both sides dispute why Abraham will no longer be on the show. She says that she was terminated because she has performed in adult films. Producers claim that she was fired for being “difficult.” The list of cast members on the show next season will include Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Amber Portwood, and McKenzie McKee.
Abraham has already reacted to the news of Palin’s alleged casting.
“Who cares! Sorry I’m dealing with a family loss right now,” the ousted reality TV star said in an interview with Us Weekly on Thursday. “I don’t care as there’s no replacement for me, as we all know.” According to Us, the family loss she’s speaking of is the death of her pet Pomeranian, Blue.
Kailyn Lowry, another star of the Teen Mom franchise, has also shared her reaction to the news on Twitter.
Bristol palin & cheyenne & Cory for teen mom og? Our producers sure know what to do ????— Kailyn Lowry (@KailLowry) July 19, 2018
Although her tweet seems condescending, Lowry later added that she was surprised and not “hating.”
If she joins Teen Mom OG, it won’t be Bristol’s first stint on television. According to her IMDb page, she has appeared on Dancing With The Stars, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp.
Palin’s last stint on reality TV, Life’s A Tripp, did not get great ratings or reviews, however. The Lifetime show chronicled Palin’s early experience as a young mother living in Los Angeles and aired during the same time slot as Teen Mom. The scheduling was probably a bad idea because, as E! News reported at the time, Palin’s premiere attracted less than 800,000 compared to Teen Mom‘s 3.3 million.
As for reviews, the San Francisco Chronicle called it a “not very interesting” show, adding that viewers probably wouldn’t watch it if Bristol wasn’t Sarah Palin’s daughter. The Baltimore Sun called it “a lifeless, lame and aimless production.”
While this doesn’t bode well for Bristol Palin’s alleged new job as Teen Mom OG co-star, the good news is that unlike, Life’s A Tripp, the show won’t revolve around her. There are plenty of other cast members who can deliver interesting television.