Teen Mom 3 is coming: should MTV put a fork in it?

I shouldn’t be surprised when it comes to the lengths MTV will go to for ratings, but still this kind of shocked me. MTV just announced the new cast of “Teen Mom 3,” culled from the ranks of the most memorable moms from “16 and Pregnant,” as is typical. Welcome to a new crop of vulnerable fame-seeking women, who are about to come onto large windfalls to fuel potential drug habits. I shouldn’t be so harsh. Only two out of the eight Teen Mom 1 and 2 castmembers (Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans) had drug addictions and multiple arrests, so that’s just 25%. There’s also a porn star in there (Farrah Abraham) and more plastic surgery than I can count. We’ve heard rumors that MTV is about to put Teen Mom 2 out to pasture, but Radar claims they’re renewing it for a fifth season, probably on heels of Farrah’s “back door Teen Mom” infamy. There’s some new blood coming too, in Teen Mom 3.

Get ready — there’s a new crew of young moms ready to invade MTV and RadarOnline.com has your first look at the girls of Teen Mom 3.

The four girls are all 16 & Pregnant alums who have united for the new season of Teen Mom, premiering this summer.

Meet Mackenzie, a teen from Oklahoma who was a cheerleading star before giving birth to her son, Gannon. She’s a huge fan of bull-riding cowboys and loves MTV’s Girl Code.

Next up is Katie, whose number one priority is her daughter Molli. According to Twitter, she’s recently starred in a music video.

Briana is from Florida and is mother to baby Nova. ”Still hasn’t hit me that I birthed such a beautiful, healthy, intelligent baby girl,” she tweeted.

Pennsylvania native Alex likes to show off her dancing skills, but most of her social media messages revolve around her daughter, Arabella.

[From Radar Online]

Well I guess I shouldn’t expect MTV to get all noble and realize this entire formula and premise is flawed. They take troubled women and throw money and massive attention at them. It’s a recipe for disaster. They shut down Buckwild really quick when that poor kid died from mudding. What’s it going to take for them to put Teen Mom down? Maybe they thought they picked the contestants/stars carefully enough, but there’s going to be a lot of drama no matter what. MTV is surely counting on it.

Mackenzie and Gannon

Katie and baby Molli

Briana and Nova

Alex and Arabella

Photo credit: MTV

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  1. missiecoco says:

    stop making these girls celebrities! Enough!!

  2. teehee says:

    We all knew it wasnt going to be a positive examples on girls or boys, but I also think we were all surprised at just how bad it would really be– ahem Farrah… of course the more drama, the better for their pockets, cos people cant turn away from an accident scene, but, COME ON do we REALLY want a world filled with more and more of such teens? Im not saying just girls, because for every pregnancy there is a male involved, also. The whole thing is beyond sad and out of hand.

  3. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    They should just stop already. I can’t think of a single good thing about this show.

    • Lisa says:

      There is nothing good about this show. All the producers care about are their bank accounts. They couldn’t care less if they are making money off of the poor decisions of younger people. That’s all MTV is anymore. MTV used to have shows that were actually related to music (Making the Video, Making the Band, TRL). Now it is just Jersey Shore and 16 and Pregnant spin-offs. That channel is disgusting now. There is nothing worth watching on it anymore.

  4. Gossip Garl says:

    a Fork a Knife and a ‘UR FIRED’, for the stupid creators of these kinda shows.

  5. scylla says:

    This reality trash is really a sign that the society is decadent and the plebs is not getting it because there are BigMacs and Games. (Sorry, I’m a little bit apocalypty today…)

  6. tmbg says:

    Nobody needs to see anymore of this. They’re just AmTraks ready to go off the rails in a year or so. I don’t understand why anyone finds these people entertaining.

  7. dorothy says:

    Enough already!

  8. judyjudy says:

    It makes me sad for those sweet little ones. Look at those faces! It is unfair to them to have their lives exploited on trashy television.

  9. Anahnemus says:

    This makes me side-eye Dr.Drew with Teen Mom and that Rehab show of his it makes me like him a little less. If only he would drop them and do Love Line again. Sigh… The good ol days.

  10. Anastasia says:

    The problem is, they end up making bank and becoming minor celebrities, which changes their choices and their lives and thus makes the original scenario that the reality show was based on disappear.

    If they really want to do this right, it should be done as a documentary, without the huge payout to the participants. Something, sure. But not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Do it like PBS or other independent documentary production companies do it, in order to preserve the integrity of their “story” (which is to say their lives).

  11. dcypher1 says:

    No more teen moms period. They should stop all these show all together. Some kid dies on another show and they cancell it. Two of the teen moms go to jail and its still on I just don’t get it.

  12. Happy21 says:

    Teen Mom is the most disgusting filth TV has to offer. I find it appalling that these girls go on this show and end up mild-celebs. It’s just wrong.

    It f–king infuriates me to be honest!

  13. Jennifer12 says:

    MTV is deplorable. They give these young girls fame and money for horrendous lives and do little or nothing to protect the children. They even give more money for having more kids. The only thing they understand is $.

  14. aenflex says:

    disgusting. mtv is pathetic.

  15. moon says:

    This is pretty sad…yes train wrecks can be entertaining (Lindsay Lohan). But with babies and kids involved, it’s pretty uncomfortable.

    On the bright side, I hope teenage girls watching this realise their prince charming teenage boyfriends are just that – daydreams. And babies are cute and a huge responsibility. USE PROTECTION.

  16. All of the babies are so cute!!!

    But I still hate this show concept.

    • Nance says:

      Me too. And this is so preachy, I’ve seen a couple of episodes and 2 reunion episode, it made me want to puke.

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  18. Hakura says:

    Oh yes, we should definitely continue producing ‘reality shows’ about how much this encourages girls to get pregnant for a shot at a reality show role.

  19. Bee says:

    This show is absurd. It’s basically rewarding and glorifying teens for making really bad decisions. I wonder how many other teenagers have gotten pregnant in hopes of making it on this show.