EXCLUSIVE! ‘Teen Mom OG’ Renewed for Another Season: Find Out If Bristol Palin, Amber Portwood & Others Are Returning For Season 8

Smile if you’re happy because you’ve put off getting a real job for another year…

Teen Mom OG will be back!

The Ashley can exclusively confirm that the long-running MTV reality TV show has been picked up for another season…and the entire cast is returning, despite that fact that some of the stars have declared that they were quitting the show.

The Ashley’s sources tell her that all five of the show’s stars– Maci BookoutCatelynn LowellCheyenne Floyd, Bristol Palin and even Amber Portwood— have signed on to appear on ‘Teen Mom OG’ Season 8!

“Everyone has finally signed their contracts, and things are up and running,” one behind-the-scenes source told The Ashley.

This is, of course, surprising, considering Amber has insisted that appearing on the show is ruining her life and reputation. She expressed this in numerous online rants, as well as on the ‘Teen Mom OG’ Season 7B Reunion special.

While Amber did sign on, The Ashley’s sources tell her that she wavered for a long time on whether to come back to the show or not.

“Amber was the last to sign her contract,” the source tells The Ashley. “She actually didn’t sign on officially until last week. She was really the only one who was holding out.”

The ‘Teen Mom’ viewers whenever one of the girls says they’re quitting the show…

Another behind-the-scenes source tells The Ashley that the show’s producers had considered giving Amber the boot for the new season, due to her behavior while filming the previous season of the show.

“She was literally unbearable to work with,” the source said. “She would refuse to film, or start acting like a giant diva. There was always an ‘issue’ on her shoots and it caused a lot of wasted time and people are sick of it. They want to get her reeled in for this upcoming season.”

In November, Amber’s boyfriend Andrew Glennon gave a tabloid interview, slamming MTV and the show’s producers.

“MTV silences her voice, oppresses her story, and manipulates footage to constantly cast her in a bad light,” Andrew told OK Magazine.

However, it seems ol’ Andy has had a change of heart regarding MTV.

“He’ll be back next season too!” the source confirmed.

Bristol Palin has also signed on for the next season, despite going on her own rants about the way the show is filmed and edited.

“Bristol actually had a shoot schedule this past weekend,” the behind-the-scenes source said. “As far as I have heard, she didn’t give anyone any trouble and signed on pretty quickly.”

“These overalls ain’t gonna pay for themselves, guys!”

The only ‘Teen Mom OG’ cast member that The Ashley is not sure about is Ryan Edwards. As The Ashley previously told you, Ryan was dropped from the show’s cast because his ex Maci Bookout refused to film if Ryan was filming, as she believed he was once again using drugs. (Ryan did return to rehab this fall, which seems to confirm that Maci’s suspicions were correct.)

The show’s producers ended up letting Ryan go so that Maci would stay on the show.

The Ashley can’t confirm or deny if Ryan will be back on the cast roster for Season 8B, but she will update this post when more info is available.

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(Photos: MTV)


  1. I would prefer they replace Amber with Kristina. I have zero interest in watching Amber. She literally just sits around all day, sometimes she is a parent, and everyone just walks on eggshells around her because god forbid someone actually points out anything she does wrong. She always threatens to quit but never will because then she would actually have to do something. I feel sorry for Gary and Kristina always having to deal with her. I also feel sorry for Kristina when it comes to Leah. Kristina is Leah’s mother. Kristina is the one that does all the hard work that is involved in being a parent (cooking for her, cleaning up after her, washing her clothes, helping with homework, taking her to activities, etc.) meanwhile Amber only comes around for the exciting times and gets all the credit.

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    Teen mom og is boring. I say this because the cast is boring. Remove the drama and theyre still boring. Teen mom 2 is more interesting however i really wish they leave jennelly out of it.

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    I was really hoping that Amber and Bristol would have left. Amber is starting to become the one THING she loathed about the show,#FARRAHABRAHAM. As for Bristol I’m so tired of her cold and callous antics, what we see on her storyline is the same ole same ole bs. As the daughter of an Army Vet that fought in Nam I must say it sickens me to see how she just walked away from her husband who has openly admitted to suffering from PTSD. What happened to for BETTER OR WORSE ??? Besides I just don’t like the PALINS

  4. Oh my God Amber. How embarrassing. I’m so sick of teen mom and their stupid life choices that help Noone.
    Their lives are just entertainment now.
    Seriously, no life skills.

  5. Looking at this picture, the only story im interested in is watching cate and Tyler’s marriage implode. I used to like and root for them, watching them actually think themselves stars over the years, has put them in the dislike column. Her refusal to watch her behaviors and acknowledge her ownership, not to mention completely ignoring Tyler literally begging her to get herself together, has led to her own demise. The reunion/backstage pass episodes, filmed in November, are very telling of Tyler’s Fed upness.

    1. I agree so wholeheartedly with you. Cate and Ty started out as the ones to really root for, but….I’m having a hard time finishing this without saying anything that would hurt someone’s feelings. They didn’t follow through and expand on their promise and expectations!

  6. It’s sad that these girls have no sort of drive to get an education or a real job. Sadly they have no skills to enter the “real world” once their time on MTV is over. Caitlyn and Tyler spoke of attending college for Social Work and then becoming adoption advocates and sadly never followed through with that. Amber also discussed doing something positive when she was released from prison, again she never followed through. These young ladies have the financial resources to do so much good in the world and sadly they choose to sit on the couch and pity themselves.

  7. LOL, it’s obvious these girls are all words and no actions. NONE of them will leave until they cancel the show! I’m glad that they fired Ryan, no one wants to see the witch of his wife.

    Mack’s rant on social media in 3………2…….1

    1. Except we still manage to see her in Jen and Larry’s segments. Girl, I thought it was so fake and you didn’t want to be a part of it! Funny how you’re still around!

      She’s another one who falls under my “don’t invite back due to tantrum” concept.

    2. I feel like jen and Larry will ask maci to let Ryan back on. I’m sure they need the money with all that was wasted on drugs

      1. They may not want him to have access to those checks, notice he only managed to complete the program when he didn’t have a ton of money coming in – limited cash may be helpful to his recovery.

  8. Did Amber demand that she get more film time then Gary & Kristina? I have a feeling that was the true problem! She’s such a giant monster of a person, let’s hope they fire her like Farrah this season!

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    I was a faithful viewer for years… but stopped watching this year. Tired of self entitled losers thinking they are too good for mtv- which pays their bills and allows them to lounge on couches all day! Peace

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    I think they should cancel this show already ,these girls are not teen moms anymore , they are bad influence on young girls ,cause they keep having kids from different men ,shame on MTV for allowing this nonsense on tv.

  11. You mean to tell me that Amber has signed back on with the network that has been oppressing and editing her truth for a decade *clutches pearls*. But, but Andrew was so stuck in his convictions that they would be walking away from mtv…… oh wait. I guess she couldn’t find another job where she could lay around in a onesie whilst performing her duties. And to find out she was being a mega-diva all last season is the shock of the century, after all, she was able to get knocked up by a dude whose parents own a house in Malibu.

  12. I don’t watch OG so which one of y’all are watching this? It’s been bloody boring for years. Too boring for it to still be on air and getting renewed.

    1. I can watch it in about 10 minutes. I fast forward a lot. So not that much time is lost out of my day. I have been watching this show from the beginning.

  13. Of course they all signed on.
    I couldn’t believe all of Amber’s rants to Morgan about how she “works her ass off” for this show and isn’t happy about it.
    Bahaahhahahahhaha. Okay. It’s insane she ACTUALLY thinks this is what working looks like.

    1. I think Amber gets confused between the concept of working her ass off, and sitting on it.

      I used to root for her, but I’m so over her whining and not following through on ANYTHING (except loser boyfriends and making more kids) that when I turned on the reunion and her segment came first, I watched for about 30 seconds before I turned it off and deleted it.

      You’re losing viewers, MTV.

    2. She would never survive with a real job. If laying on your couch while people film you is working your ass off, I can’t imagine her ever working a 9 to 5. And, with a real job, treating your boss the way she treats those producers would get her fired. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen when the Teen Mom money runs out.

  14. So they thought about firing Amber and they gave Farrah a option but Jenelle can just do whatever the hell she wants to do?

  15. I think, when a cast member bitches the way Amber does, they shouldn’t be INVITED back. No one else would be able to throw a tantrum about their job like that and keep it. Especially a job that affords them Bentleys, Range Rovers and McMansions while having no marketable skills.

  16. none of them will ever quit, they will ride the train as long as possible. Shame on MTV putting on this worthless nonsense. I used to watch, I haven’t watched it in years, it’s the same old nonsense, completely contrived for the cameras, even at that, they aren’t interesting, intelligent, none of them are. I have neighbors that are far more interesting than any of them.

  17. Of course Amber signed on!

    There is nowhere else that would pay this loser thousands of dollars for doing nothing.

    Same goes for Catelynn.

    I’d hope they are saving money for their children and the therapy they are going to need but that is probably expecting too much.

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    If you really thought Amber was gonna quit then your not a true fan lol. She isnt going anywhere. She hated Farrah but this past season she acted just like her. Throwing a fit and acting like mtv betrays her bad but she is the one making herself look bad. Grow up and stop threating to quit the show and throwing a fit.

  19. Is anyone actually surprised that Amber and Andrew signed on? Amber has no skills and there is no way she could hold down an actual job. She complains because she loves the attention she gets from it. She gets edited in a bad light because she is a bad mom who constantly talks about how she doesn’t see her daughter a lot because she’s (insert excuse here). She sits at home all day and still uses a nanny. She has a nasty temper and cares about no one more than herself. No way she was getting off this gravy train.

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