MTV Teen Mom 2's future looks bleak as Kailyn Lowry gets set to quit show
Amid fears that MTV may cancel Teen Mom 2, Kailyn Lowry is already in talks with several networks for a spin-off show.
MTV's Teen Mom series is one of its most popular shows, but it may soon be canceled. The show's future looks bleak as the network has been courting one controversy after another. Just recently, Teen Mom OG cast member Farrah Abraham slapped a $5 million lawsuit against MTV's parent company, Viacom, alleging that she was shamed for her sexuality and threatened by Teen Mom executive producer, Morgan J. Freeman, according to TMZ.
Just as MTV was trying to muster a strong response to Farrah's lawsuit, the network also had to deal with the backlash against Teen Mom 2 star David Eason's homophobic tweet. In the end, MTV fired David, and according to reports, Jenelle's future is in jeopardy too as the MTV crew doesn't want to film at her house, otherwise known as "The Land".
But MTV's problems don't end there. The Ashley's Reality Round-Up reported that advertisers, including Nutro Company and Caesar Cuisine, have pulled out of the show as brands don't want to be associated with the show's controversial cast members.
A source close to Tyler Baltierra said there's fear among the cast that Teen Mom may be canceled. The insider said Tyler doesn't want the show to end, according to Radar Online. "They’re still going to film, but there’s no guarantee if that footage will see the light of day if something should happen," the insider added.
So it comes as no surprise that Kailyn Lowry wants to secure her future with a better deal. She is reportedly in talks with other networks to have her own spin-off show. The 25-year-old and her Coffee Covos co-host Lindsie Chrisley want to start their own reality show that focuses on "working moms who are reality stars and podcast hosts while working on other projects and brands", a source said. According to Radar Online, Kailyn got the idea when MTV filmed the podcast for Teen Mom 2.
Kailyn is quite popular on the reality show and has a huge fan following on social media. If the reality star exits, then the show will lose one of its biggest assets. However, it could be tricky to retain her on Teen Mom 2 as Kailyn has created a celebrity image outside the show.
She has book deals and hosts a popular podcast with Lindsie. In Touch Weekly reported that Kailyn earns $300,000 per season, a sum that's lower than some cast members, but MTV may just give her a better contract if Teen Mom continues to air.
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