March 18, 2012 10:07am PT by Jane Kellogg
Original Cast of MTV's 'Teen Mom' to End Series After Season 4
When Teen Mom left off at the end of Season 3, Maci Bookout was struggling in school, Farrah Abraham was trying to find herself away from her parents and her baby, Catelynn Lowell was dealing with body image issues, and Amber Portwood was battling legal drama. (News reports surfaced that she had considered a suicide attempt and was later arrested for possession of a controlled substance. On February 6, Portwood was sentenced to five years in prison unless she completes a rehab program.)
Now the girls will be trying to pull their lives back together without the prying eyes of MTV's audience.
"Season 4 will be the final season of Teen Mom with Maci, Catelynn, Amber and Farrah," MTV told Us Weekly in a statement. "They will continue to be a part of our MTV family, and we're thankful to these brave young women for sharing their stories and helping to make a positive impact on teen pregnancy prevention."
The premiere date for the fourth and final season has not yet been announced, but it is expected to air this summer. The status of Teen Mom 2 has not yet been announced.
In the meantime, season four of 16 and Pregnant premieres Tuesday March 27, with four of those young women set to star in Teen Mom 3.