If fans wish to follow the further adventures of Teen Mom 3's Briana, Alex, Mackenzie, and Katie, it looks as though they will have to look somewhere else besides MTV. The plug has officially been pulled on the third installment of the reality series which will not be returning for a second season. This announcement has spurred somewhat of a frenzy of reaction.
Twitter has served as a platform in which cast members and fans alike are venting over the network's decision. While some such as TM3 cast member Briana DeJesus have tweeted the show as being "one of the best experiences" she's ever had, others have taken to the social media to express discontent, particularly towards cast members of Teen Mom 2. Alexandria Sekella of TM3 commented in a tweet that her season did not feature "crazies" or any "train wrecks" perhaps making reference to the difficulties of Jenelle Evans, a TM2 cast member who has struggled openly with depression and sobriety. However, Kailyn Lowry, Jenelle's fellow Teen Mom 2, expressed positively in a tweet how the girls should all support one another, avoiding criticism or anger.
Teen Mom 2 has perhaps proven to be the fan favorite with viewers of the series. Featuring the difficulties faced by young moms Chelsea Houska, Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry, and Jenelle Evans, the show has tackled a variety of subject matters, such as the developmental delays of Messer's daughter Ali. The show has also followed Evans' bipolar disorder diagnosis, Lowry's ongoing feud with her mother, and the death of Houska's beloved dog. This candor must strike a resonance in viewers, as the show will begin its fourth season in January.
The cancellation of Teen Mom 3 cannot be too much of a surprise, given speculation in recent weeks of its demise. Whether due to slipping ratings, or lack of viewer interest, the show did not fulfill the success of its predecessor. Hopefully, as tweeted by DeJesus, the girls will be able to take away from the experience something positive and move on to other interests. Till then, however, Twitter may remain a hotbed of activity.....