MTV is attempting to breathe new life into Pretty Little Mamas— the dud-of-a-reality show it debuted last August— by slapping the Teen Mom branding on it!
Us Weekly broke the news on Friday that ‘Pretty Little Mamas’– which only lasted two episodes when it first premiered– is now being called Teen Mom: Young Moms Club. The show– which follows a group of six young women from San Diego who all got knocked up early in life— is being touted as being “part of the ‘Teen Mom’ family,” but that’s not what The Ashley is hearing!
The Ashley’s ‘Teen Mom’ sources tell her that, while the network is trying to rub some of the ‘Teen Mom’ “Midas Touch” onto its ‘Pretty Little Mamas’ flop, the new show has nothing to do with the existing ‘Teen Mom’ shows.
“[The show’s crew and producers] have no clue why MTV would do this, being that ‘Pretty Little Mamas’ or whatever they’re calling it now has completely different producers, completely different crew and nothing to do with us,” one source told The Ashley. “They basically just renamed ‘Pretty Little Mamas’ and are trying to sell it as a ‘Teen Mom’ show.”
The real ‘Teen Mom’ crew just found out about this “addition” a few days ago, and the producers were tasked with informing the Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom OG girls about it.
“Calls went out earlier this week to calm down the ‘Teen Mom’ girls, so they wouldn’t get nervous that they were being replaced or anything,” the behind-the-scenes source said. “The girls have been pissed off because they feel like they are always the last to know when it comes to changes within the franchise, so MTV was trying to be proactive by telling them before it hit the Internet, in hopes of avoiding them ranting on social media.”
When Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant was added to the franchise, it was different, as that show uses the same crew, producers, production company etc as ‘OG’ and ‘TM2.’
All of the moms who were featured on the original ‘Pretty Little Mamas’ show will be back, along with new addition Heather, who must have gotten knocked up during the hiatus and now fits on the show.
During its first run, ‘Pretty Little Mamas’ was a complete bust, with ratings so low that MTV pulled the show from the air after only two episodes. The show premiered to terrible ratings, with only 440,000 viewers tuning in on August 30. The next week’s episode, which aired on September 6, had even more horrific ratings, pulling in only 317,000 viewers. That 25 percent drop in viewership from Week 1 to Week 2 was enough for MTV to yank the show off the air. However, the network never made an official statement indicating that ‘Pretty Little Mamas’ was officially cancelled.
Pretty Little Mamas er… ‘Teen Mom: Young Moms Club’ premieres Monday, April 22 on MTV.
Watch the trailer for the “new” show below:
— Teen Mom Young Moms Club (@TeenMomYMC) March 29, 2019
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