Raise your hand if you are at all surprised to hear that MTV is finally aborting TEEN MOM 2.
Several sources are telling me that the “Real Housewives of MTV” will not be going back into production — because producers are scared of what crazy mama Jenelle Evans might do next.
And who can blame them? Jenelle already holds the record for most arrests on any of the “Teen Mom” shows.
Since Thanksgiving, she’s gotten married, pregnant (again), suffered a miscarriage and demanded a divorce — on Twitter!
The show has already filmed a fourth season which will air later this year. After that, it looks like Jenelle and her co-horts — Kailyn Lowry, Leah Messer-Calvert and Chelsea Houska — will have to find real jobs.
You can read all about it in my exclusive report for The New York Post.
BY SEAN DALY
MTV appears to be pulling the plug on “Teen Mom 2.”
The controversial docu-series, which follows the adult lives of four women who became pregnant in high school, is shutting down production, multiple sources tell The Post.
The decision to end the show follows several months of erratic, headline-grabbing behavior by loose cannon star Jenelle Evans.
Since Thanksgiving, Evans became pregnant again, got married, lost her baby and publicly demanded a divorce.
“You f–king leave out of town and I might be having a miscarriage?! F–k U, U f–king piece of sh-t,” she tweeted directly at husband Courtland Rogers last week.
Evans, 21, also shared what appeared to be disturbing play-by-play updates of her seven week pregnancy ending.
“And this is the end, I think,” she shared with 632,800 followers on Friday. “Feel light headed.”
Hours later, Evans tweeted that she was with her ex-fiance, Gary Head, at a North Carolina bar.
Insiders say producers are concerned the attention-seeking reality star has become too much of a liability for the show, which tries to position itself as a cautionary tale about the hardships of young motherhood.
MTV, once unafraid to push the limits of taste and exploitation, appears to be following other networks in becoming more protective of the image its programs project.
Last week, Oxygen abruptly scrapped “All My Babies Mamas” — which documented the relationships between rapper Shawty Lo and the ten mothers of his eleven children — after charges the show projected a negative stereotype of African Americans.
“Teen Mom” producers, still reeling from the negative press surrounding jailed cast member Amber Portwood, have been unable to curb Evan’s out of control behavior.
Since first appearing on MTV, Evans has been arrested seven times on charges including breaking and entering, assault, violation of probation and possession of drugs.
The scandal plagued star has publicly feuded with her family and cast members, been forced to give up custody of her three year-old son and posed for nude photos which were later leaked on the internet.
In 2012, Evans was committed to rehab for a second time by her mother, amid tabloid reports of heroin addiction.
“Jenelle is nothing but bad publicity for MTV” says Ashley Majeski, editor of TheAshleysRealityRoundup.com.
“She feeds off the public and the recognition of the fans and I don’t see why they would want to have anything to do with that.”
Still, “Teen Mom 2” has remained a ratings juggernaut for the former music channel, pulling in more than 3.4 million viewers for its third season premiere last November.
The second spin-off of “16 and Pregnant” also features newlywed Kailyn Lowry, South Dakota mom Chelsea Houska, and recently remarried Leah Messer-Calvert, who is expecting her third child next month.
Some cast members are still awaiting official notice of the cancelation, a source says.
A network rep declined to comment.
A fourth and final season of “Teen Mom 2” has already been filmed and is expected to air sometime this year.
The original “Teen Mom” series concluded its run in October.
What do you think about the end of TEEN MOM 2. Did Jenelle sink the ship? Sound off in the comments below.
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