EXCLUSIVE! ‘Teen Mom 2′ Officially Renewed For Season 9: Get All The Behind-the-Scenes Details & Find Out the Girls’ Demands!

“It’s never gonna end, is it?”

It’s official: Teen Mom 2 isn’t going anywhere!

The Ashley can exclusively reveal that the long-running MTV reality show has been picked up for a ninth season!

“MTV isn’t about to get rid of the show, especially now with shows like Jersey Shore Family Vacation doing so well,” a behind-the-scenes source told The Ashley.

The Ashley hears that Briana DeJesus has signed on for Season 9, despite telling producers at the Season 8B Reunion that she was quitting the show.

“Briana got a big pay increase because it is her second season,” a behind-the-scenes source said. “There was no way she was turning that down.”

“We’re baaaaack!”

The one hold out was/is? Jenelle Evans, who absolutely refused to sign a contract unless her husband David Eason (who was fired from ‘Teen Mom 2’ in February) was accommodated by MTV in some way.

“Jenelle is only negotiating through her lawyer. Some of the executive producers have been on the phone [with the lawyer] for the last few days, trying to negotiate,” the source said. “She was not budging and MTV was not budging.”

Negotiations were still going on as of earlier this week, and MTV was not giving in to Jenelle’s demands.

“Basically, Jenelle wants David included in filming, and if that’s not possible, she wants him to be allowed to be around while she’s filming,” the source added. “She doesn’t care if he isn’t shown on-camera or paid. She told [the producer] that if she is filming at their home, she is not going to make David leave.

“I’m not going to tell David to vacate The Land! What if he’s busy rakin’!?”

“She also wants him to be able to attend Reunions  and other filming events with her–even if he doesn’t go on camera– and for MTV to pay for his travel,” the source added.

The source also weighed in on why MTV didn’t just offer Jenelle more money to convince her to sign on.

“They can’t offer Jenelle more money to sign because all the girls– except Briana, who was not originally part of the cast–have to make the same amount,” a different source tells The Ashley. “If they give Jenelle more money, they have to give the other three girls more money. They do give out different bonus deals to the girls, though.”

(The Ashley is told that the four girls have what’s called a most favoured nations clause in their contracts to ensure this.)

This clause is why the network really wants all of the girls to sign their contracts at the same time. (As The Ashley told you, they were supposed to be signed at the Season 8B Reunion taping but, due to the complete chaos that took place there, they were not.)

At press time, The Ashley does not know if Jenelle has signed her contract, or if negotiations are still ongoing.

“Eventually they’ll be filming you girls in the retirement home!”

Jenelle wasn’t the only ‘Teen Mom 2’ girl making demands for Season 9. One source tells The Ashley that Leah Messer–who negotiates through her manager– made a list of demands for the new season, but nearly all of them were shot down by MTV.

“One of the things Leah wanted was for MTV to pay for a professional makeup artist to do her makeup before she filmed,” the behind-the-scenes source told The Ashley. “MTV told her no way!”

Kail [Lowry] and Chelsea [Houska] didn’t make any new demands, from what The Ashley has heard.

As The Ashley previously told you, the cast for Season 9 will be smaller than previous seasons, as Kail’s ex, Jo Rivera and his fiance Vee Torres have decided not to film anymore. Isaac, the son Kail shares with Jo, will also not be filming for Season 9, and it’s possible that Kail’s youngest son Lux will not be on-camera, due to his father, Chris Lopez, not wanting his son filmed.

Despite this, MTV has big hopes for this season, according to one source.

“MTV is hoping the girls keep the drama going,” the source said. “They are hoping it turns into a ‘Real Housewives’ sort of show, I think.”

(Photos: MTV)

 

 

58 Comments

  1. Teen mom needs to completely stop filming their shows! This was to help teach young girls how hard it is to be a young mom. Now it just glorifies it showing you can get rich like these moms who make larges sums of money to do nothing but show off their now lavish lifestyle or be a ghetto brawling cry baby family (we know which ones they are). Shame on you TM2 producers!


  2. If they want a real housewife feel they should take some of the cast from the challenge and throw them in a house together without challenges. Like real world but with people who already know and dislike each other


  3. Why don’t we get rid of all these girls and grab four others from their season of 16 and Pregnant to start watching? Like, OG shouldn’t have put some random girl on when Whitney and Ebony are both trainwrecks we’d love to watch.


  4. We can only hope that waste of space Jenelle is gone for good,but I doubt it. Even now that there’s an equally trashy and dramatic family : Ashley, Bar and his mom WOW,id think they can just get rid of annoying Jenelle and his disgusting UGH husband


  5. Jenelles gonna learn, just like Farrah had to learn, never bite the hand that feeds you. Jenelle and David are so obnoxious.


  6. I just don’t understand why they want to continue being a part of this show. Every single one of them jumps on twitter to defend how they are portrayed, all of them have threatened to quit, they all have had something bad to say about MTV, they all started trying to control what is filmed, so what reason besides the money do they have. It embarrassing to think that at this point they should have enough money to find a new business venture or secure their kids lives for the future but after all the whining they stil sign that new contract. Fans are even over this behavior and drama and it should embarrass them that they choose to stay on this eventual sinking ship. I mean Kail promotes every product under the sun, her scentsy business, her books and her podcast so teen mom should be behind her. Chelsea had barely any screen time and had been very private showing certain things due to her husband not liking cameras around all the time so why stay in when life seems to have handed her the perfect opportunity to walk away and I’m sure her fans would get it. Leah despite quitting a lot of the ventures she does will eventually figure something out though I think being in the show definitely helps her chikd’s Medical bills. Jenelle can’t stop crap talking the network, her portrayal, her husband was fired, she pulled her kids off the show, what is left to film with her? She’s no longer a teenager and now she can’t show herself playing mom so she think her “star power” is enough. If her life is so great she shouldn’t even be trying to negotiate anything. She says she can make her own show. Let’s see if she could do it but im sure nobody will just by watching her and david’s Behavior. This show needs to end.


  7. just like I said they will not get rid of janelle they will cave and give her what she wants. the only way to stop any of this is to stop watching


  8. They make enough money, if they want to be greedy, they should quit and go find a job! We all know that none of them want to do that!! Jenelle has a lot of nerve to make demands, get rid of her just like her loser husband!!! I really hope one day that they do have to find real jobs, now that would be a show.???


  9. Did anyone hear Grace Report’s theory about the franchise? That the producers are waiting out til the kids are teenagers and see if their shitty upbringings churn out another generation of teen parents that MTV can then continue to exploit?

    It honestly wouldn’t surprise me.


    1. If that’s true they should at least take the show off the air for a few year then bring it back. It will be interesting to see how everyone managed without their MTV money.


      1. YOU ARE SO RIGHT. IT’S TIME TO CUT THEM ALL LOSE. THEIR NOT TEEN MOTHER NOW….GIVE THEM 3 YEARS TO MAKE IT WITHOUT MTV MONEY. TIME TO STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET


  10. If Jenelle leaves I will promise to continue watching as long as they replace her with babz! Instead of the misery that is the land we could get a big ole dose of Barbara!


    1. Yaaas – most of us would rather see lots of Babs and zero Jenelle. Even though she’s far from perfect, Babs is entertaining in a much less toxic way than Jenelle.

      Worst case scenario would be they replace Jenelle with someone else nobody cares about like Cheyenne – that was such a stupid idea. If they have to do a replacement, I’d rather see someone like Whitney from the early seasons who apparently is a total train wreck but without the money of the TM girls.


    2. I can just see the steam coming out of Jenelle’s ears if this were to happen. Call me petty, but it’s smugly satisfying.


  11. I agree with Jenelle on one thing: David shouldn’t have to leave just so she can film at home. It’s his home as well.


    1. I disagree. My dad’s ex wife was a hypnotherapist and she practiced from home. Out of respect to her work, we would leave when she had clients, and would also make sure the house was clean and that we had not been cooking prior so the place smelled fresh too. And she was a decent person.
      Jenelle’s cretin of a husband can take a flying leap.


  12. Et tu, Leah?! Ugh, why would you need a professional make up artist, you look great!

    It really is never going to end, right?! At this rate they are only waiting for one of the kids to become a teen parent themselves. You know it is bound to happen.


  13. You know what MTV is doing with Bri? They are grooming her to replace Jenelle for less money. They figure after a season or three viewers will warm up to her. They can ditch Jenelle and get her at 1/2 the cost.
    After they replace her, Kail is next. She isn’t likeable. She really isn’t. She has an entourage that is probably paid and is very demanding.
    Chelsea is good. She isn’t drama but, they need that to keep a balance so, it’s not “trashy”. Chelsea is the road less traveled and is the inspiration to young mothers. However, she did come from an affluent background to begin with. Her father is a dentist and she has a great relationship with her parents. They probably supported her emotionally and financially for a bit. It explains why she is the only mentally stable one.
    Leah, is good as well. She has a been through hell and back story line. She wasn’t doing too hot a few seasons ago. She’s on the right path now. You can see a change in her and she is working to make a difference. Plus, the dynamic with her girls is entertaining. She NEEDS the show more than the other girls. Even with good insurance Ali’s medical bills have to be in the six digits.
    I give TM2 two more years before it’s cancelled


    1. Agreed on almost all points, but there’s no way viewers will ever warm up to Bri and the cauldron. Although I laughed when Nova called Brittany lazy.


    2. Almost no one likes Bri. If you look at the comments anywhere (articles, reddit, etc), pretty much everyone wouldn’t miss her if she was gone. She isn’t interesting to watch crash and burn like Jenelle. She’s just a trashy shit person with an insufferable family that enable her and teach her bad habits. I fast forward right through her and have since the first episode on which she appeared. I gave it a chance and couldn’t even make it through a few segments on one episode.


      1. Yeah – I can’t even hate-watch Bri and the cauldron the way I can Jenelle and Lurch. Bri is dumber than a box of rocks and her story line is just so blah except for the occasional shoe throwing and table jumping. And I have to cover my eyes whenever they show her nasty lumpy ass – I have to do the same to Kail.

        Ok, the ONE redeeming quality Bri has is that she actually has a job and one that she’s actually been at for awhile. Let’s see how long that lasts if she gets a decent pay bump from MTV.


  14. As despicable as the Eason clan is, I do find them quite entertaining and the show wouldn’t be the same without that Trainwreck family. I could definitely do without Brianna and her coven. I really can’t stand them.


  15. Don’t have Jenelle back for this season and see how the show does. If viewership remains high then leave her gone. If it sinks (which I highly doubt) then MTV can give in to some of her demands and bring her back. Sends a msg to the other girls that they are not irreplaceable and that antics directed at the producers, making their jobs harder or abusing them (or the kids) will not be tolerated. The girls will also see they have to bring it much like RHW’s do (since MTV wants to take the show in that direction) or new girls will be found. Jenelle would NOT be missed and the show WILL go on (as only the good shows seem to get cancelled it seems). That’s what I would do if I was MTV and the production company.


    1. Knew I used the wrong slash to end my bold and italic tag but there was no way to edit comment to fix it. Hopefully I got it right this time.


  16. Oh for fucks sake. Do these idiots know the saying don’t bite the hand that feeds you. They would be living in the gutter if MTV didn’t pick up their stories. They should quit acting like A list celebrities with their ridiculous demands.They’re NOBODIES!!! Fuck Jenelle and her asshole husband.


    1. Yes but MTV allows them (read: Jenelle) get away with it so that behaviour is of course going to continue unless MTV puts their foot down. C’mon MTV be the actual parent in this situation. The kind that gives consequences for bad behaviour and not the kind that gives in all the time cause they just want to be their kids friend. Might also help some of the girls become better parents too.


  17. I am honestly and seriously beginning to wonder if Jenelle even knows what the word FIRED as in “DAVID” — really means.

    So far it seems her methy brain is somehow still telling her it means: Let’s sit down and re-negotiate.

    SMDH


  18. Seeing as the likelyhood of them cancelling this cr*pfest is about as high (high! high!) as any of the cast actually taking precautions to prevent another oopsie baby, perhaps a slight change in format would help?
    Last big shake-up was breaking the fourth wall. Time to make reality TV real again.
    No other job would tolerate this behaviour.
    The kids need to learn this fact and witness the reality of their parents behaviour.
    Now the kids are older and are frequently subjected to all this inexcusable behaviour, how about the producers set an example of how you can’t expect to behave badly and get away with it?
    TM girls are now grown women, fast approaching 30, mothers of multiple children and should no longer be acting like petulant teenagers let alone be allowed to get away with it.
    So, new format, producers hold the mom’s accountable for their actions.
    You are contractually obligated to film. You can’t sulk in the hotel or storm off set when you feel like it. In real life, sometimes you have to do things that you don’t like.
    If you don’t want to do it, you don’t get paid. Your flight and hotel expenses will be deducted from your pay each time you refuse to do your segments and/or disrespect, ignore, make life difficult for or abuse your crew.
    You will receive verbal and written warnings each time you behave badly in front of your kids or cast mates kids and your contract will be terminated.
    MTV will still get the drama they want but may actually help tame the monsters they created and save those poor children a lifetime of poor choices.


  19. Seeing as the likelyhood of them cancelling this cr*pfest is about as high (high! high!) as any of the cast actually taking precautions to prevent another oopsie baby, perhaps a slight change in format would help?
    Last big shake-up was breaking the fourth wall. Time to make reality TV real again.
    No other job would tolerate this behaviour.
    The kids need to learn this fact and witness the reality of their parents behaviour.
    Now the kids are older and are frequently subjected to all this inexcusable behaviour, how about the producers set an example of how you can’t expect to behave badly and get away with it?
    TM girls are now grown women, fast approaching 30, mothers of multiple children and should no longer be acting like petulant teenagers let alone be allowed to get away with it.
    So, new format, producers hold the mom’s accountable for their actions.
    You are contractually obligated to film. You can’t sulk in the hotel or storm off set when you feel like it. In real life, sometimes you have to do things that you don’t like.
    If you don’t want to do it, you don’t get paid. Your flight and hotel expenses will be deducted from your pay each time you refuse to do your segments and/or disrespect, ignore, make life difficult for or abuse your crew.
    You will receive verbal and written warnings each time you behave badly in front of your kids or cast mates kids and your contract will be terminated.
    MTV will still get the drama they want but may actually help tame the monsters they created and save those poor children a lifetime of poor choices.


    1. It’ll never happen though. Bottom line is that MTV is a business, and the Teen Mom franchise is their biggest money-maker. They will do anything to keep these girls from quitting, so Jenelle will once again get away with her demands.

      They are far from Hollywood stars, but it’s the same idea. If a studio nails down an A-lister for a film, they can go all diva and demand whatever they want, and they’ll get it b/c the studio doesn’t want to lose their headliner star. The Teen Mom girls are like the A-listers of MTV, because it’s their biggest show.

      I had a bad feeling from the start that David would be back and I won’t be surprised if they give in.


    1. Seriously, Isaac and Lincoln are both super cute,yet another reason Kail should have quit while she was ahead.


  20. Teflon mom (Jenelle) will sign
    They will allow David to be on the set. They always give into her every demand.

    If MTV was smart they give them $20k less & a bonus of $20k BUT they will be charged for production drama/delays (which costs money). If they are late, leave early, start fights, throw Jenelle tantrums or if their husband causes issues money will be deducted from their bonus. Maybe that will save time & money


  21. Wait, Leah wanted a professional makeup artist? What happened to Mary Kay and all the lipstick slinging? Didn’t she learn anything from that career?!?!

    Oh and Jenelle just needs to get over herself…


    1. I don’t think it’s necessarily a BAD thing to try to negotiate additional job perks, but I do agree that the makeup thing was a little much. I don’t know that I would characterize it as a “demand list” though. Her manager likely asked her what sort of things she might want to negotiate for and tried to get them for her. I wish I had one of those to negotiate with my boss for me ? Also, I horrifyingly admit that I agree with Jenelle in ONE regard. If MTV expects her to film and wants her too, it’s not exactly reasonable to expect David to leave the property every time she films. Don’t pay him a damn dime and don’t show him on camera. Film more scenes off “The Land.” Asking him to leave his home every time Jenelle films seems a bit silly. If that is how it has to be than I STRONGLY feel it makes more sense to not have her on the show at all.


  22. Giving Jenelle more money isn’t going to make her sign. David is so controlling that they could give her an extra million and he’ll still say she can’t film unless he is present.


  23. Why not shut the shit show down and start a new one. This show is beyond ridiculous. Most of them are believing they are celebrities. Would love to see how they would do in the real world.


  24. I have been a hold out for continuing the show. Until recently. The entire concept is now irrelevant. The women are not interesting and, in half of the cases, are criminal and painful to watch. MTV could easily keep the audience with either a new batch or just by doing new 16 and pregnant shows with yearly “where are they now” updates. MTV has created monsters – and their kids are going to be so incredibly lost.


  25. Leah has come leaps and bounds since her bacon slapping, frosting eating seasons but the professional makeup?! Girlfriend, you’ve turned things around but you’re not a movie star and this is REALITY TV! If she demanded a makeup artist I would love to hear her other demands lol! The Ashley, anyway you can find out what they were?


  26. These kids are going to be in high school before this $hit $how ends. What a joke. All, with the exception of Chelsea, will be bankrupt & broke (new series?!) a couple of years after this is over. They won’t be able to maintain their 80k cars, 300-400k homes, lavish trips, designer clothes, plastic surgery, etc. This show is not even interesting anymore. Seeing a bunch of talentless & unemployed parents/boyfriends in their mid-20’s, abused/neglected kids, & adult temper tantrums is not my idea of entertainment. It’s time to cut the cord.


    1. The teflon mom will continue to get what she wants. This will of course make her think she is more important than she really is which will force her to continue her insane behavior & blame others for it.

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