Teen Mom 2 is an American reality television series that premiered January 11, 2011, on MTV. It originally followed the lives of Jenelle Evans, Chelsea DeBoer, Kailyn Lowry, and Leah Messer from the second season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their first years of motherhood. The series also focuses on the themes of their changing relationships between family, friends, and boys, while highlighting the struggles of young mothers raising children. In June 2017, it was announced that former Teen Mom 3 star Briana DeJesus would join the cast of Teen Mom 2. In May 2019, following Evans' firing from the show, it was announced that Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant star Jade Cline would join the cast. In October 2020, Chelsea Houska announced her departure from the series after 10 seasons. In December 2020, it was reported that Ashley Jones from Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant would be joining the show to replace Houska.