“Teen Mom” Star’s Family Happy That The Series Is Ending
One more season of the original "Teen Mom" and that's it!
MTV recently announced that the antics of Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell from "Teen Mom" will come to an end with the conclusion of the upcoming season. While there are actually people who will miss the show, and I can't understand why, there are people who are happy to see the show come to an end, namely the family of the stars. Amber's brother Shawn told Today.com,
“I do not believe that the show should have survived more than a year or two at the most. I am happy that (the stars) actually have to pursue their lives now.”
And that's going to be the big thing, seeing if the four young mom's can thrive on their own without the regular MTV paychecks. According to Shawn, his sister is planning for a regular 9-to-5 job, but its highly likely that at least one of the girls will try to negotiate for another TV series to keep the fame going.
But as of right now, Amber hasn't been able to let the idea of not having the show sink in given her current legal troubles. In 2010, Amber was arrested after assaulting her baby-daddy on the show. She was arrested a few weeks after the episode aired, resulting in two months in jail, probation, and out-patient rehab. According to Shawn, she's too busy to think about the end of the series,
“She has been so busy doing other things. Amber has been getting up every day at 6 a.m. to go to the courthouse and submit drug screens and everything else. Amber physically has no time to worry about MTV.”
The news that MTV is done with "Teen Mom" doesn't mean that they are done exploiting teenage pregnancy. There is no word about the status of "Teen Mom 2" or the origin series "16 and Pregnant", but MTV has confirmed the premiere of "Teen Mom 3", starring the girls from the upcoming season of "16 and Pregnant".
Should MTV continue with the "Teen Mom" franchise or completely cut it from their line-up? Also, are series like these actually doing good for the problem of teenage pregnancy, or just exploiting and glorifying it?