Is MTV pulling the plug?!
Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 have been on the air for years now. We’ve been able to watch the girls grow, fight with baby daddies, have more unexpected pregnancies, and even accomplish some really great things in their lives. Now, are we going to watch the shows come to an end?
The truth of the matter is, no matter how much viewers love a show, it’s all about money. If the ratings of either of the shows drop too much, MTV will undoubtedly pull the plug and cancel the series. Now, Kailyn Lowry has given the inside scoop as to why Teen Mom 2 could be out — all thanks to a ratings drop she’s blaming on a co-star!
A New Cast Member
For years, Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 have had a pretty good thing going. Despite numerous cast members threatening to quit the show, MTV has managed to hold on to all of the original Moms for several years. For almost a decade, the Teen Mom series have been two of the most popular series on the network.
But this season, MTV decided to roll the dice and try something new. For the first time since Teen Mom’s beginning, they decided to shake up the cast by adding someone new. They looked to the cancelled Teen Mom 3 for someone to add, and decided on the now-notorious Briana DeJesus.
Now, Teen Mom 2 staple, Kailyn Lowry, is saying it’s one of the worst decisions they’ve ever made!
Kailyn and Briana are not on good terms with each other lately. Kailyn’s ex Javi Marroquin just revealed that he and Briana are officially dating. On top of that, Briana threw some serious shade in her her co-stars’ direction for their “fake” behavior while filming for the reunion. She even hinted that she might quit the show because of the way they treated her. Considering that Kailyn is still struggling with her feelings for Javi, it’s no wonder why Kailyn has it out for her co-star right now.
Since they’ve been at odds with each other, a lot has gone on between the two on social media. Briana even temporarily deleted her Twitter as a result! Now, Kailyn has revealed just what effect Briana has had on the show from an inside perspective.
Not Buying It
One fan wrote about Briana’s recent Twitter activity, and Kailyn chimed in. “They should be thanking Briana because if they had to get a 5th mom for the show the ratings must [have] been down!” the fan wrote.
Kailyn wasn’t having it. She set the record straight: “Actually now that she’s on, [the ratings went down.]” She added, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”
It is true that ratings for the show have been down.Inquisitr revealed that the show has lost over 250,000 viewers since Season 7. But fans on Reddit weren’t so convinced that Briana was the cause of it.
“Honestly the show is more boring [now],” wrote user noakai. They went on:
”All of the good stuff happens off the actual screen on social media and gossip sites and the show is far enough behind that even when they try and tease something big, the hardcore fans (or even just people who browse said gossip sites) have known for weeks/months. Letting the girls have so much control over what gets shown, covering up the really juicy s–t and filming only a small period at a time = lower ratings.”
User AlissonLeech thought there was another reason. “No Kail, the ratings went down because you guys are closer to 30 than 16!!” they wrote.
User Littlegreensled agreed: “And because the story line is tired… 16 and accidentally pregnant is interesting. 26 and accidentally pregnant x3 is not.”
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