Whelp, Teen Mom 2 fans, time to hit the DVR and get your fill of all your favorite teen moms because the show is going bye bye. No, really, we mean it this time! Confirmation that MTV has cancelled Teen Mom 2 has finally come from a source who will put their name out there: the one and only Kailyn Lowry.
The rumors that the second iteration of Teen Mom wouldn't be renewed have been out for months, fueled by star Jenelle Evans' ever-devolving actions, and the fact that the network opted to air two seasons back-to-back. MTV has even doubled up some nights, airing two episodes in a row, in a rush to get this thing over with. But it wasn't until the Teen Mom stars got pulled into a debate over the cancellation of Buckwild by the latter show's producer, J.P. Williams, that the truth came out.
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Williams ranted to the Hollywood Reporter this week about what he says was a complete surprise, even coming on the heels of star Shain Gandee's death:
They'll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living (mudding) and they cancel the show? There's something that smells of s--- here on every level.
Because the Teen Moms themselves took to Twitter to respond. Jenelle got in a feud with Buckwild's Shae while Kailyn politely asked that the fellow reality show's stars leave her crew alone. And then she dropped a bomb ...
The way Kailyn tells it, MTV is NOT sticking by Teen Mom 2. In fact, she tweeted last night:
We didn't even get a go for another season so it's not like we're one up on them...
Even knowing it was coming, it's still kind of shocking, isn't it? The show certainly courts controversy -- Jenelle leading the pack -- but it's done well for MTV, regularly topping the cable ratings on Monday nights. The network's silence on what now looks like a very real cancellation points to some bets being hedged in the Viacom offices.
And it kind of makes you wonder what will happen with Teen Mom 3, doesn't it? The new show's cast has been announced, but there has been little talk from MTV about when we'll get to see them on air ... if ever.
What do you think of the official news from Kailyn? Will you be sad to see Teen Mom 2 go off the air?
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