It’s official: Teen Mom 3 has been put to bed.
Teen Mom 3‘s cast has announced on Twitter that the show has been canceled by MTV after only one season. Teen Mom 3 premiered in August 2013 and completed its 14-episode run last month.
The show — starring Briana DeJesus, Mackenzie Douthit, Alexandria Sekella, and Katie Yeager — had been on rocky footing long before it even premiered. Indeed, back in April 2013, rumors circulated that MTV might dump the show without even airing any episodes, although that proved to not be the case.
However, the show is now dunzo, as some viewers found the season to be a bit uneventful. Teen Mom 2, however, appears to be going strong, as reports indicate that the show is likely to return for Season 5 in early 2014.
The stars of Teen Mom 3 were understandably saddened by the cancellation, some more than others. Here’s what they tweeted this weekend about the news:
Yes no more teen mom 3. Guess we weren’t enough of train wrecks for it to be interesting. America wants to watch crazies oh well #relieved
— Alexandria Sekella (@OfficialSekella) December 7, 2013
I’m grateful for this experience. Molli and I are ready to move on from this and live a normal life. Thanks for all the love and support
— Katie Yeager (@Katiebyeager) December 7, 2013
Teen mom 3 was one of the best experiences I ever had! I will never forget it!
— Dejesus, Briana. (@BrianaDejesus_) December 7, 2013
— Mackenzie McKee (@DouthitKenzie) December 7, 2013
Alexandria also tweeted about some people’s theory that Mackenzie’s current pregnancy made MTV want to cancel the show. “Someone said TM3 was canceled cuz of Kenzie when it wasn’t,” Alexandria writes. “Jenelle [Evans] makes Teen Mom 2. Only reason people watch is to see her fail.”
Meanwhile, Mackenzie’s mom writes, “I’m very sad MTV chose to cancel. I wanted to keep sharing my faith on TV. And Mack wanted to share her struggles with diabetes. So sad…”
Teen Mom 3 debuted with 1.81 million viewers in August, and its final episode had dipped to 1.24 million sets of eyeballs.
by Ryan Gajewski