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 Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Cheyenne 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.”
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.”
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.