When Will ‘Teen Mom 2’ Be On Netflix?

Netflix has been wading into the wild world of reality TV with successful original reality programming like The Circle and Love is Blind. Next up, the streaming service will capitalize on the popularity of unscripted TV by offering two past seasons of MTV’s Teen Mom 2, starting on Dec. 15.

Jenelle Evans
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The first two seasons of ‘Teen Mom 2’ will soon come to Netflix

Seasons 1 and 2 of Teen Mom 2 will be available to stream on Netflix starting Dec. 15. These seasons first aired in 2011 and 2012.

Following the success of MTV’s Teen Mom – which premiered in 2009 featuring Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Farrah Abraham – Teen Mom 2 similarly documented the everyday lives of previous 16 and Pregnant cast members who were navigating the harsh reality of teen parenthood.

Chelsea Houska and Cole DeBoer
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When Teen Mom 2 premiered, it featured original cast members Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, Jenelle Evans, and Leah Messer.

Messer wrestled with a rare diagnosis for one of her twin daughters, while Houska struggled in an on-again, off-again relationship with her daughter Aubrey’s dad, Adam Lind. Lowry moved in with her boyfriend, Jo Rivera, after her mother threw up her hands in light of her pregnancy. Evans signed custody of her son, Jace, over to her mom, with whom she had a tumultuous relationship.

Leah Messer
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The original cast has changed quite a bit since its first two seasons

The world of MTV’s Teen Mom 2 has changed considerably since it first aired. Teen Mom was rebranded as Teen Mom OG, while Teen Mom 2 – now in its tenth season – has undergone significant casting changes.

Evans was fired from MTV in 2019 after ongoing problems with her husband, David Eason, continued to escalate. Meanwhile, Briana DeJesus from Teen Mom 3 and Jade Cline from Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant joined the cast to replace her.

Houska – now married to Cole DeBoer and expecting her fourth child – recently took to Instagram to announce that she was leaving the Teen Mom franchise after 10 seasons. Lowry, who hosts the weekly Coffee Convos podcast with Lindsie Chrisley (formerly of Chrisley Knows Best), and Messer, now a mom of three, are the only original cast members remaining.

Kailyn Lowry
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The upcoming lineup includes several other reality shows

Teen Mom 2 isn’t the only MTV reality TV show that will be available for Netflix binge-watching this holiday season.

Pop Culture reports that select seasons – 10 and 13, to be exact – of The Challenge will also be available on Dec. 15. Meanwhile, seasons 1 and 2 of Are You the One? will drop on Dec. 1.

VH1’s Black Ink Crew New York seasons 1 and 2 are also coming to Netflix on Dec. 15, while fans of the BBC’s Repair Shop will get to see select seasons starting Dec. 1. Episodes of CBS’ Survivor from seasons 20 and 28 are already available for streaming, as are VH1’s America’s Next Top Model seasons 19 and 20.

It’s clear that Netflix is gauging viewers’ interest in reality TV programming. So if you’d like to see more, make sure to binge-watch your favorites to your heart’s delight.