Teen Mom dropping Maci, Amber, Farrah, Catelynn after season four

The cast of 16 and Pregnant that went on to star in the original Teen Mom won’t be featured after the fourth season of their new show, which will likely air this summer. A third version of Teen Mom with a brand-new cast is also forthcoming.

MTV told Us Weekly that Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell “will continue to be a part of our MTV family, and we’re thankful to these brave young women for sharing their stories and helping to make a positive impact on teen pregnancy prevention.”

The shows have had an impact on baby names and helped to lower teen births.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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