Two months ago, The Ashley announced the news that OG teen mom and teen mom 2 were going to be condensed into a new show and now she can exclusively reveal new details about the Great ‘Teen Mom’ merger project!
Ashley’s behind-the-scenes sources tell her the new show will be called Teen Mom’s Legacy.
“That’s the working title,” the source said. “It could change, but they are quite determined on it. They think the girls on this show have a ‘legacy’ because they’ve been on TV for so long.
Ashley learns that pre-production on “Teen Mom Legacy” officially began in March and some of the filming has already begun. There will be producers from both shows working on the new show.
The cast includes Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, Cheyenne Floyd, Amber Portwood, Lea Messer, Jade Cline, Ashley Jones and Briana DeJesusfrom what The Ashley has heard.
“Eight girls film for the show; Whether or not all of the girl segments make it into the episodes will depend on how exciting their images are,” another production source told The Ashley. “Everyone agrees that the original shows have become stale and forced, with the girls desperately trying to come up with storylines. With this format, only girls with real events happening in their lives that are worthy of a movie will make the final edit.
“The producers hope this keeps everything exciting for the fans, and also for the girls filming,” the source added.
As The Ashley told you in March, some cast members of “Teen Mom 2” and “Teen Mom OG” will receive the ax and will not participate in the new show. At the time of going to press, Kail Lowry and mackenzie McKee are the actors who will not appear.
“Kail was asked but she turned down the new show,” the first source said. “But she been asked. Mackenzie was not interviewed. She was basically ghosted by MTV and [her producers] and she was never told that she was not invited to appear on the show. They just didn’t answer her and left her hanging.
Ashley learns that some of the “Teen Mom” cast members were upset that “Teen Mom Legacy” meant a pay cut for them.
“Actors only get paid for the episodes they’re in. If their voice or image doesn’t appear in the episode, they don’t get paid, so with each episode featuring only selected girls, it will be a real hack in their salary, especially for the girls who don’t show much during filming,” the production source said.
The other show in the franchise, Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant will not be part of the combo show and will remain its own entity for the time being.
“They’re really hoping to build that one,” one person behind the scenes told The Ashley.
Ashley learns that the production is hoping for a late 2022 release for “Teen Mom Legacy,” but it’s not official.
As Ashley’s source told her in March, “It’s like their last ditch effort to keep the shows going…There’s just too many people working on this franchise and it’s not paying off the ratings.” listening and the money she once had. They had to find a way to keep the show going, but in a less expensive way. The salaries of the actors are huge and it’s very expensive to fly all over the country to film the girls.
The Ashley will reveal more details soon! Stay tuned…
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