Over the weekend, the stars of Teen Mom 3 took to Twitter to announce that MTV had decided against filming a second season of the show. Since the network had not officially released a statement, fans held onto hope that perhaps the cancellation was nothing more than a rumor, but on Monday, The Ashley's Reality Roundup was the first outlet to get a statement from the network.
MTV said to the reality show site, "MTV will not be moving forwarding with a second season of 'TeenMom 3.' We're thankful to Briana, Katie, Mackenzie, Alex and their families for sharing their stories as they navigate young parenthood and for helping to have a positive impact on the importance of teen pregnancy prevention."
Interestingly, the network did not explain their reasoning behind the cancellation. There are plenty of fan theories floating around though, including that Mackenzie Douthit-McKee's second pregnancy would send the wrong message. That theory was shot down, though, by Briana Dejesus and Alex Sekella who both pointed out that Teen Mom 2 stars Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer-Calvert got pregnant a second time (this resulted in Kailyn Lowry jumping into the conversation as well).
Another theory suggests that since the show is always so far behind and literally nothing is a surprise once the season rolls around that the network decided to cancel because of that. There was a time when the girls of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 had to remain very tight lipped about what they shared on social networking and this caused fans to get upset when they wouldn't admit to certain things, despite there being clear evidence.
For instance, even when photos of Leah Messer-Calvert and Kailyn Lowry with pregnant bellies emerged, the girls refused to address the rumors. However, when Mackenzie Douthit-McKee found out she was pregnant, she immediately took to Facebook to share the news.
Whatever the reason may be, MTV has made it clear that Teen Mom 3 will not be coming back.
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