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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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