The stars of the Teen Mom Franchise are getting yet another free vacation.
Deadline broke the news on Wednesday that Teen Mom Family Reunion has been greenlit for a second season. The ‘Teen Mom’ spin-off, which is currently airing on MTV, brought stars from Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 together to drink, fight, and do therapy…or something.
As The Ashley has previously reported, ‘Teen Mom Family Reunion’ has failed to garner the ratings that MTV had likely hoped for. This week’s episode— which featured drama surrounding the return of Farrah Abraham— only brought in a measly 363,000 live viewers. That’s down from the week before, which had 381,000 viewers. (The show’s premiere is the highest-rated episode to date, with 463,000 viewers.)
The cast of Season 1 only includes girls and guys from ‘Teen Mom OG’ and ‘Teen Mom 2.’ As The Ashley told you, some of the cast from Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant was flown out to California to appear on Season 1; however, they were sent right back home without filming.
One source tells The Ashley that they are definitely interested in bringing some of the ‘Young & Pregnant’ cast in for Season 2.
“Several of the [Young & Pregnant] girls have issues with Ashley [Jones, who appears on Season 1],” a source told The Ashley. “They need some new faces to make this interesting.”
‘Teen Mom 2’ star Kail Lowry declined to participate, as did ‘Teen Mom OG’ stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra. (The Baltierras declined because they had just welcomed their daughter Rya.)
Mackenzie McKee was not invited to ‘Family Reunion,’ and has claimed that MTV lied to her about the show to keep her from going. It’s unknown if she and the others will appear on Season 2.
One person who will not be back is Farrah. After the Backdoor Teen Mom was greeted with a less-than-kind welcome by the cast members, Farrah swore off ever doing any more ‘Teen Mom’ shows.
Season 1 was filmed near San Diego, California; however, it is unlikely that the same location will be used for Season 2, given all of the problems the production caused for locals.
The Ashley will update this story when more info is available!