MTV Ready To Cancel ‘Teen Mom Young And Pregnant’, Replacement Show Already In The Works — Report
It’s been a few years since we’ve watched the Teen Mom franchise on MTV but in terms of reality television, these girls deserve their dues. Love them or hate them, the franchise is a massive hit for MTV and has helped to maintain their relevancy in a genre they once dominated.
Not everything tied to the name is a runaway success, however. According to a new report, the current season of spinoff Teen Mom Young and Pregnant is suffering in the ratings and as a result, probably won’t be back for a second season. And it gets worse: MTV reportedly has a show ready and waiting to replace the current cast.
“There has been no ‘official’ decision made for Young and Pregnant,” a source told the website The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. “It has not been officially cancelled.”
“They should have submitted [the show’s budget] way back in December or January, and now we’re in March and there’s nothing, and there’s no official order for more episodes,” a production source explained to the website about the delay in filming. “That doesn’t happen unless the show is done. And there has been no filming at all. Usually, [with Teen Mom OG or Teen Mom 2] filming will continue, even without an official pick-up order because they know one is coming, but that didn’t happen here, which is not a good sign.”
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Cancellation buzz has been following the show for months. Not only has it never been able to recreate the kind of ratings its predecessor regularly does, but it has gone through a few tweaks to its format which could be frustrating for some.
For many fans of the franchise, they simply feel the Teen Mom name was slapped on the show without much consideration for what attracted viewers in the first place.
MTV is probably looking to avoid any drama caused by the show’s cancellation and has already started production on a replacement, sources tell The Ashley.
Teen Mom Young and Pregnant recently wrapped its second season.