Have no fear, Teen Mom OG devotees! The network clued everyone in to what OG means and why it makes total sense to use it. It was a hit. The show dominated ratings for four seasons and eventually led to yet another spinoff, Teen Mom 2. But that show ended amidst real-life cast problems including spousal abuse and addiction. Amber Portwood wound up going to jail and filming halted in
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Lauren Dolgen, creator of 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, makes advocacy TV that works.
Now married to David Eason , Evans has since had two more children — Kaiser, her son with ex-boyfriend Nathan Griffith, and Ensley, her daughter with Eason. In , MTV removed Eason from the series after he allegedly posted a series of homophobic tweets. That same year, Evans was involved in a road-rage incident after a driver cut her off and stopped short on the highway, causing Evans to abruptly brake to avoid hitting him, per People magazine. MTV filmed her as she pulled out a gun while her son, Jace, was in the passenger seat of her vehicle. She and the driver in question were not charged for the incident.
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Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, Created by Collins Avenue Productions , the show originally followed the early training and careers of children in dance and show business under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller , as well as the interactions of the instructor and the dancers with their sometimes bickering mothers. Cheryl Burke replaced Laurieann Gibson during the second half of season 7. The show returned for its eighth season on June 4, Primarily set in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania and later in Los Angeles, California, the show originally followed the Abby Lee Dance Company's Junior Elite Competition Team of girls aged 12—16 as they traveled week-to-week to various dance competitions, winning awards and preparing for Nationals, while at the same time being prepared by Abby Lee Miller to be "professional, employable working dancers.
Those fears were probably misplaced. A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that shows like 16 and Pregnant actually contributed to a decline in teen births throughout the United States. Kids who watched it seem to realize that parenting is pretty difficult stuff—a shocker, we know—and while aspects of 16 and Pregnant were dramatic, the show accurately showed the challenges that young parents face while working, attending school, and trying to raise their children. With that being said, the show and its spin-off series certainly changed the lives of its young stars. Did they eventually adjust to life in the public eye—or did the constant media exposure make it impossible to attain a sense of normalcy?