Teen Mom has been a very successful franchise for MTV and has turned Jenelle Evans, Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell, and Maci Bookout into household names. But for some reason, Teen Mom 3 just never took off the way Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 did. Now, it seems the show has been canceled.
According to tweets from star Briana Dejesus, the show has been canceled once and for all. For those of us who appreciated this show because, unlike past cast members, Mackenzie Douthit, Briana Dejesus, Katie Yeager, and Alex Sekella seemed to have it more together, this is disappointing news.
Now we will never see Mackenzie give birth to her second and won't be able to follow these girls' storylines. See Briana's tweets below:
Time to move on from MTV and do bigger and better thingsðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ & no I don't mean become a porn star lol— Dejesus, Briana. (@BrianaDejesus_) December 7, 2013
Teen mom 3 was one of the best experiences I ever had! I will never forget it!— Dejesus, Briana. (@BrianaDejesus_) December 7, 2013
It's come to an end guys!— Dejesus, Briana. (@BrianaDejesus_) December 7, 2013
There aren't a lot of other ways to interpret these remarks. Though MTV has yet to officially announce it, it does seem as though the writing is on the wall.
What is perhaps saddest about this whole thing is that part of what made these girls "boring" was the lack of drama (or at least, "drama" compared to past seasons), so is that really all MTV cares about? Ratings? What happened to the idea that they are helping teach lessons to teenagers? I guess boring lessons don't count.
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In the end, it is what it is and Teen Mom 2 is slated to start again in January. Maybe the best last words are from Katie Yeager herself:
I'm grateful for this experience. Molli and I are ready to move on from this and live a normal life. Thanks for all the love and support âï¿½¤ï¸ï¿½— Katie Yeager (@Katiebyeager) December 7, 2013
Sniff. So long Teen Mom 3. We hardly knew ye.
Are you surprised MTV canceled this show so quickly?
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