MTV Confirms ‘Teen Mom NJ’ Is Officially Happening (UPDATE)
UPDATE (9/5/17 at 12:15 p.m. ET):
MTV has confirmed widespread reports that the newest installment in the Teen Mom franchise will for the first time feature four cast members who all live in the same state — which just so happens to be New Jersey.
This trailer previewing the network's upcoming programming slate gives us a brief glimpse of the new series, and confirms a fall 2017 premiere date.
MTV has also set up Teen Mom NJ social media pages and even debuted the art for it, so there's no denying its existence any longer!
Official details on the cast members and their families are still forthcoming, but check out Starcasm for some spoilers.
And read on for more exciting scoop on TMNJ, formerly known as Teen Mom 4.
UPDATE (7/17/17 at 12:15 p.m. ET):
Teen Mom 4 might be the first of its kind to feature four pregnant high schoolers — who all live in the same exact state.
A new eyewitness source close to one of the girls who's been cast in the supposed new season has some interesting insight on the upcoming series, and it's basically looking like a new iteration of Real Housewives!
A Redditer claims she has a friend who knows one of the girls who's been cast in the tentatively titled Teen Mom 4, which has been seen filming around parts of southern New Jersey.
And as it turns out, this girl insists all four of the young moms are from the Garden State and will be filming some scenes together!
"[They are] filming a BBQ tomorrow with all 4 girls..she said it's legit Teen Mom NJ, all from south jersey [sic] and the girl she knows is currently pregnant," the Reddit thread reads.
"Interesting that they're all from the same state."
If this source is correct, this will be the first iteration of Teen Mom in which all four girls live in the same area and interact with each other throughout the season.
In both TMOG and TM2, the cast members live in various parts of the country and only appear on-screen together at the end-of-season reunion shows and specials.
Who else is beyond pumped for TMNJ?!
Read on for more scoop on the potential new series, the photos that surfaced from filming, and more!
Original story (7/10/17 at 10:57 a.m. ET):
But finally, we’re making some progress, people.
Fans in New Jersey spotted an MTV crew filming a young pregnant high schooler and her family for what we can only assume is the rumored Teen Mom 4...and there’s lots of proof showing the show is totally a go!
Back in early 2016, we got wind of a rumor that MTV was stopping production on 16 & Pregnant completely and casting various new series instead, one of which was a show about moms in their early-to-mid 20s who are raising kids between the ages of 4 and 7.
Then, about a year later, Wetpaint got sent an official casting call from MTV that 16 & Pregnant Season 7 is happening after all.
Now, though, there seems to be solidified proof the network is producing some sort of spin-off, likely Teen Mom 4, as fans caught the MTV crew filming in Millville, New Jersey over the weekend, according to Starcasm.
“MTV teen mom shooting at the Cumberland fair!” the fan captioned the above Snapchat photo.
Little is known about the subject of the episode, but Starcasm says the girl is a recent high school graduate, making her too old for 16 & Pregnant. She is also heavily pregnant and due with a baby boy on July 27.
Apparently, the NJ resident who snapped the pics also said the crew members said they were filming Teen Mom, and the grandfather-to-be of the unborn child confirmed as much as well.
And we guess word gets around fast in good ol' South Jersey, because some other residents of the town have tweeted about it, too!
lmfao wait so apparently mtv producers were seen filming at the Cumberland County fair for a new season of Teen Mom??!? I'm deadjamie (@hyghforthis) July 10, 2017
THERE'S A TEEN MOM LIVING IN MILLVILLE THATS GETTING FILMED BY MTV!Mel Garcia-Parra (@Meowlissaaa) June 24, 2017
However, the site notes MTV also recently issued a casting call for another show for college-aged moms specifically. Perhaps this is what they’re currently shooting in the Garden State?
Either way, its undeniable at this point that another 16 & P spin-off of some kind is in the works, and we could not be more excited.
Let’s not forget there’s also the new series Teen Mom UK, which makes its US debut tonight on MTV, and the network is switching things up for Teen Mom 2 Season 8 by introducing a fifth cast member, Briana DeJesus, for the first time ever.
Clearly the Viacom execs know a good thing when they see it and are trying to keep the teen pregnancy momentum going, especially because TMOG and TM2 can’t last forever. Or can they?!
Stay tuned to Wetpaint for more info on these new prospective series as we get it!
Are you excited for a potential new spin-off? Or should MTV just keep TMOG and TM2 going forever? Tell us in the comments!
Part 2 of the Teen Mom OG finale special airs tonight, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV, followed by Teen Mom UK at 10 p.m.