The original cast of "Teen Mom" is back! After two years of living their lives off-camera, Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham will return to MTV for Season 5 of the reality series Monday, March 23, the network has confirmed.
For fans who simply cannot wait to catch up with their favorite MTV stars, you’re in luck. Ahead of the program's return — MTV is now calling the series “Teen Mom OG [Original Girls]” – the network has released four sneak peek videos of the new season. Similar to the last year's specials, “Being Maci,” “Being Catelynn,” “Being Amber” and “Being Farrah,” the show’s producers will make cameos in the new installment.
“’Teen Mom OG’ will break the fourth wall, pulling back the curtain to reveal their relationships with the producers and crew, the challenges of raising children on camera, and how life in the public eye has shaped them as parents and people,” reads the network’s announcement. “Each episode will give an unprecedented look into these young mothers' lives and how they're facing the responsibilities of parenthood as their children enter kindergarten, start little league and reach other milestones of youth.”
So what have we learned from the Season 5 clips?
Sneak Peek No. 1 – Catelynn Lowell
Catelynn and her longtime boyfriend Tyler Baltierra welcomed their second baby Jan.1, but in their sneak peek, fans get to see the couple preparing for their little one. In the clip, Catelynn and Tyler are celebrating their gender reveal party with their families. Tyler reveals he is hoping for a baby boy – the couple gave their daughter Carly up for adoption on “16 and Pregnant” -- Catelynn says she wants another girl. After a producer hands the pair a piñata filed with either pink or blue paper, they knock it down and discover that they’re having a daughter.
“I’ll get excited as time goes on,” Tyler says.
“We’ll just have to have another one,” Catelynn replies with a smile.
Sneak Peek No. 2 – Farrah Abraham
“Teen Mom” creator Lauren Dolgen promised that Farrah’s unexpected return for Season 5 created “controversy” on set and she wasn’t exaggerating. Farrah’s clip kicks off with the producers sharing their fears over entering Farrah’s home.
“She’s going to shut down production is what she’s going to do,” says one producer.
After the crew enters Farrah’s abode, she immediately butts heads with the producers over how she will be reintroduced on the show. Unlike the other girls segments, it appears her scene was shot over the holidays. When the crew share their feelings on why they decided to invite Farrah back, the "Teen Mom" star storms off in tears.
“It’s weird that I wasn’t a part of it and now I’m a part of it …You guys just make me more f---in mad,” she says.
Farrah’s 5-year-old daughter, Sophia, runs after her mom to console her.
“I don’t understand. I thought she was still happy but then she’s crying,” Sophia tells the crew. “I’m just going to go see my mom and make sure she’s alright.”
Sneak Peek No. 3 — Amber Portwood
Amber's rocky relationship with her daughter Leah’s father, Gary Shirley, doesn't appear to have changed. In the third sneak peek video, Amber invites Gary into her home looking to get closure on their on-again, off-again romance. However, their talk doesn’t go as planned. Amber accuses him of calling her and saying inappropriate things despite having a new girlfriend and baby on the way.
“Don’t call me crying, don’t talk about our f---ing marriage, don’t call me talking about your penis,” Amber says.
After Gary denies her accusations, Amber tells him to leave her home.
“Get out. I need you to just go! This is the first time I did this since I’ve been out of prison… yell like this. Get out of my goddamn house!” she says.
Sneak Peek No. 4 -- Maci Bookout
Maci's clip reveals that just like Amber, she is also still struggling to get along with her son Bentley’s father and her former fiance, Ryan Edwards. After Ryan and his new girlfriend fail to arrive on time to pick up Bentley, Maci and her new boyfriend, Taylor McKinney, decide to leave their metup location.
“He’s always late,” Bentley says.
Unsurprisingly, her decision to leave infuriates Ryan. After Maci tells Ryan over the phone that she has decided to drop off Bentley at his grandparent's house instead, he goes on the defense. “You’re such a dumba--,” he says to Maci before hanging up.
Despite their failure to get along in the clip, it appears the co-stars are now on good terms. After Maci announced her second pregnancy with McKinney in December, an administrator for Maci's Facebook page shared that Ryan was “happy“ and “supportive” of his former flame.
“Teen Mom OG,” also known as “Teen Mom” Season 5, premieres Monday, March 23 at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.