Briana DeJesus: Joining the Cast of Teen Mom 2?!

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These days, Teen Mom and teen Mom 2 are such ratings juggernauts that it's easy to forget that there was a third 16 and Pregnant spinoff.

One that landed on MTV with a resounding thud.

Over almost as soon as it began, Teen Mom 3 was canceled in 2013 after struggling to find an audience throughout its first and only season.

The Cast of Teen Mom 2 Photo

Perhaps it was just too much of a popular thing, or maybe viewers simply failed to connect with the third iteration of the cast.

Or it could have been a case of bad timing, as the franchise went through some down years before its current resurgence.

Maybe the dearth of likable and relatable figures as Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham was a death knell for the series.

(That's sarcasm, for those of you feeling tempted to tear us apart in the comments. Feel free to do so anyway, just FYI.)

For whatever reason, the show never found a foothold, and MTV cut it loose after just a dozen episodes that spring.

The cancelation was confirmed on Twitter by Briana DeJesus, a cast member who emerged early on as the fan favorite:

Briana DeJesus Instagram

"Time to move on from MTV and do bigger and better things & no I don't mean become a porn star lol," DeJesus tweeted.

Briana got her start on 16 & Pregnant, the precursor to Teen Mom, like the cast members who went on to further stardom.

She may not have moved on to bigger and better things as she promised, but she's remained a popular presence online.

(Maybe it has to do with her ability to throw subtle Farrah Abraham sex tape shade, which we are forever grateful for.)

Briana has fared better than the other stars of TM3 with a massive following on Instagram (84,000 followers) and the occasional TV spot.

It wasn't along the lines of Teen Mom in popularity, but she memorably did battle with her sister on VH1's Family Therapy.

Briana DeJesus and Nova

So perhaps in the wake of news that DeJesus is pregnant with her second child, MTV decided to give her another shot at Teen Mom stardom.

Yes, according to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Briana will join the cast of Teen Mom 2 for the show's next season.

That would be quite the shakeup if it comes to fruition.

Filming is expected to begin later this year with a premiere date in early January, if past seasons are any indication.

Not surprisingly, the rest of the cast - Jenelle, Leah, Chelsea and Kailyn - are reportedly not happy about the shakeup.

Part of the reason is that with the addition of a fifth principal cast member, they're all bound to receive less screen time.

MTV's not making the show 75 minutes, after all (although the way they're promoting the franchise now, who knows).

On top of that, several of the ladies have even feuded with Briana including, especially - of course - Jenelle Evans.

In fact, the also pregnant Kailyn Lowry is the only member of the fab four who even follows Briana on social media at present.

Sadly, or perhaps thankfully, the ladies will continue to film in different states, so that may keep tensions from boiling over in the interim.

In any case, MTV has yet to confirm this, so it may be quite some time before we get to see Jenelle and Briana throw down once again.

We might be in for one hell of a reunion show, though.

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