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MTV's Original "Teen Mom" Series Ending This Year

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(NEW YORK) -- The original cast of Teen Mom will be raising their children away from MTV's cameras after this year. The cable network has announced that the upcoming fourth season of Teen Mom will be the last for Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell.

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."

Us Weekly reports the fourth season is expected to air this summer.

Portwood has continuously made headlines in recent months for her legal problems. Last month, she pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and was ordered to complete a local drug rehab program. It was later reported that she failed a drug test.

MTV's announcement does not spell the end of the Teen Mom franchise. Though the status of Teen Mom 2 is unclear, four girls who will appear on the upcoming season of 16 and Pregnant will eventually star in Teen Mom 3.

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