Mackenzie McKee: Joining Teen Mom OG! Officially Replacing Farrah Abraham!

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What was long rumored is now official:

Farrah Abraham has been fired from Teen Mom: OG ... and the void created by her absence is being filled by a familiar franchise face:

Mackenzie Douthit McKee!

Mackenzie McKee Workout Pic

Rumors of Mackenzie replacing Farrah have been swirling in the last few weeks, and for once, it looks like the rumors were true.

As you know, Farrah Abraham was fired by the network, making staggering accusations against MTV on her way out the door.

According to Farrah, producers shamed her for adult industry dealings, discriminated and committed hate crimes against her.

Abraham, who is suing Viacom over her dismissal, recently called for the cancellation of both Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2.

Not happening, obviously.

Not long after the special moment when producers fired Farrah (above), they pitched Mackenzie the idea of joining OG in her place.

McKee thought about it long and hard and after talking it over with her family, she reluctantly agreed on a number of conditions.

Ha! Just kidding.

She was all over that s--t like Farrah on a CamSoda live stream, as McKee, 23, had long sought to return to the spotlight.

Once a breakout star of the ill-fated, one-season flop Teen Mom 3, Mackenzie faded into obscurity after the show was axed.

Mackenzie McKee, Josh McKee Pics

McKee fought long and hard to remain relevant, building her Instagram fitness "brand" and growing her social media presence.

When times were tough, she got into insane public feuds with her husband Josh, possibly to gain celebrity news site coverage.

A year ago, she openly lobbied to join Teen Mom 2, only to have the network go with fellow Teen Mom 3 castoff Briana DeJesus.

The spurned Mackenzie feuded with Briana and let it be known publicly that she was the rightful choice to return to the network.

Finally, her work is paying off.


Not to be deterred, she was in the right place at the right time when Farrah ran afoul of her handlers for the final time last fall.

According to a TMZ report, McKee has officially joined the OG cast, and she's already shooting scenes for upcoming episodes.

They were already shooting a two-hour special with her about her mom's cancer battle, which she revealed earlier this year.

Mackenzie's mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and that heartbreak will be depicted on a special MTV event.

But that's just the beginning.

Mackenzie McKee and Child

Insiders confirm that Mackenzie agreed to step in for Farrah and has been filming for more than a week at home in Oklahoma.

Ryan Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, was also considered as MTV's replacement, and appeared to have the upper hand.

Standifer, being married to Maci Bookout's ex, was already on the show in a sense and did not need to be introduced to fans.

Ultimately, that worked against her, as she will likely continue to be on the show as long as Ryan is ... and he is a lot lately.

Enter Mrs. McKee.

Mackenzie McKee Drinks Starbucks

The seemingly innocent Starbucks selfie above signaled that she was back in the fold, as the staff often gets their coffee before filming.

In any case, Mackenzie's mom is reportedly struggling to pay her medical bills, so you can feel good about her getting paid for this.

Moreover, Teen Mom is often criticized for its negative portrayal of single moms, and McKee may offer a breath of fresh air.

Explosive Facebook fights aside, she is married to the father of her three kids, and retains an enthusiastic fan base online.

Replacing someone as unpopular as Farrah with the beloved Mackenzie may be just the message producers want to send.

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