Again in March, we reported on rumors of a Teen Mother spinoff that may convey collectively forged members from throughout the long-running MTV franchise.
Sources stated this present would completely different from Teen Mother: Household Reunion, in that the women would proceed to movie of their hometowns, and the sequence would function a alternative for Teen Mother OG and Teen Mother 2, which might now be canceled.
The transfer made sense, as Teen Mother scores have been declining for years, and a condensed model would permit producers to trim the fats and hearth a few of the franchise’s much less common stars.
Now, insiders have confirmed that filming is underway for Teen Mother Legacy (sure … that is actually the working title), and it appears to be like as if a few of the authentic mothers did not make the lower.
In line with a new report from The Ashley’s Actuality Roundup, eight forged members are at the moment filming:
Up to now, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, Cheyenne Floyd, Amber Portwood, Leah Messer, Jade Cline, Ashley Jones and Briana DeJesus have survived the primary spherical of eliminations.
Nevertheless it’s potential that extra stars will likely be let go between now and the time when the present premieres.
“Eight ladies are filming for the present; whether or not or not the entire ladies’ segments make it into the episodes will rely on how thrilling their footage is,” one manufacturing supply tells The Ashley.
“Everybody agrees that the unique exhibits have turn out to be stale and compelled, with the women desperately making an attempt to provide you with storylines. With this format, solely the women with precise occasions occurring of their lives which might be film-worthy will make the ultimate lower,” the tipster continues.
“The producers hope this may maintain every little thing thrilling for the followers, and in addition for the women who’re filming.”
Sure, it is potential that the forged will likely be additional downsized as a cost-cutting measure.
However for now, the one two stars have been disregarded of the brand new present are Kailyn Lowry and Mackenzie McKee.
The Kail information is not terribly shocking.
For months now, Lowry has been threatening to stop the present that made her well-known, and she or he just lately boasted that she makes extra money from podcasting than from her appearances on MTV.
However it appears that evidently Mackenzie was blindsided by the information that her providers had been now not wanted.
“Kail was requested however she turned the brand new present down,” a distinct manufacturing supply tells The Ashley.
“However she was requested. Mackenzie was not requested. She was principally ghosted by MTV and [her producers] and was by no means truly instructed she was not invited to be on the present,” the insider alleges.
“They only didn’t reply to her and left her hanging.”
Clearly, Mackenzie obtained the rawest deal right here (and since she was a late addition to Teen Mother OG, she’s in all probability not as financially snug as the opposite ladies).
Nevertheless it feels like the entire mothers might want to make way of life changes on account of this newest shakeup.
“The forged solely will get paid for the episodes they’re in. If their voice or picture doesn’t seem within the episode, they don’t seem to be paid, so with every episode solely that includes choose ladies, this will likely be an actual hack of their paycheck, particularly to the women who don’t actually present a lot whereas filming,” says the second supply.
The budgets for the present Teen Mother exhibits are a lot larger than these of most actuality sequence, and the franchise’s scores have been steadily declining for years.
You do not have to be a seasoned community exec to know that that is not a profitable formulation.
The Ashley‘s supply revealed again in March that the spinoff represents the franchise’s final, greatest hope of remaining on the air in any type.
“That is like their last-ditch effort to maintain the exhibits going…There are simply too many individuals engaged on this franchise and it’s not bringing within the scores and cash it as soon as did,” an insider stated on the time.
“They wanted to provide you with a approach to maintain the present going however in a less expensive approach. The casts’ salaries are huge and it prices some huge cash to fly all around the nation to movie the women.”
As for that corny title, The Ashley‘s supply says it is in all probability right here to remain.
“That’s the working title,” the primary supply explains
“It may change however they’re fairly set on that. They suppose the women on this present have a ‘legacy’ as a result of they’ve been on TV for therefore lengthy.”
Will Legacy dwell as much as its title and turn out to be MTV’s subsequent long-running hit?
The chances appear slim — however given the dimensions of their salaries, we’re not stunned that the eight remaining mothers are keen to present this venture a shot!