Get ready for a new chapter in the MTV “Teen Mom” franchise. Viewers have watched the struggles of Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Maci Bookout from their time on “16 & Pregnant” to “Teen Mom.” Now the three cast members will be returning to the network to continue chronicling their lives post-teen pregnancy.
TV Guide reports that the new season will premiere on MTV in 2015. Fans will be treated to a brand new catch-up special in the fall, which will bring viewers up to speed on the women's lives after “Teen Mom” concluded filming.
In the new series, viewers can see how Portwood is doing after serving time in jail after pleading guilty to felony drug charges. The mom of 5-year-old Leah was released in 2013 after serving 17 months of a five-year sentence. The reality star was reportedly let out early on good behavior and completion of two prison courses. Fans will catch up with her as she continues her education by going back to school.
Catelynn Lowell, on the other hand, is off on a new journey since giving birth to her daughter, Carly, in May 2009. Viewers will remember that Lowell and her then-boyfriend, Tyler Baltierra, decided to give Carly up for adoption. The pair is now engaged and ready to give parenthood a chance. Lowell is currently pregnant with her second child, and the new “Teen Mom” series will follow the couple as they plan their wedding and prepare for their new baby.
For Maci Bookout, the mom of 5-year-old Bentley, the new show will be about her relationship with her boyfriend of two years, Taylor McKinney. “My family and I are in such a new and interesting place in our lives,” Bookout told Us Weekly. “I feel like I have grown up so much since the last time that I filmed anything for TV, so it will be interesting to show viewers how our lives have evolved.”
Rumors of a new season of the original “Teen Mom” began circulating in early May. Us Weekly reported at the time that MTV was negotiating with the stars for Season 5, but that original cast member Farrah Abraham was not being approached for the reunion. Sources told the magazine that Portwood, Lowell and Bookout refused to sign on for another season if Abraham was involved.
“They don’t want their kids on a show where someone’s talking about sex toys,” the insider dished.
While Abraham won’t be returning to MTV, viewers can watch her on VH1’s “Couple’s Therapy” reunion special with Dr. Jenn Berman. The special will air on Sept. 3.
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