Unexpected is TLC’s take on MTV hits Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant. Sort of a combination of the two, Unexpected follows teenage couples from the early stages of their pregnancy to raising their children. The show also focuses on the teens’ parents and how the stress of having children affects their lives and relationships, according to TLC’s show description.
Unexpected has also partnered each season with Power to Decide, a nonprofit focused on reducing teen pregnancy rates. The organization releases discussion pamphlets about the show in hopes of “stimulating meaningful conversations about unplanned pregnancies.”
Ever since Season 4 ended earlier this year, fans have been searching for Season 5 details. who is coming back Will there be new teen moms? WHen does it come? And what’s up with McKayla? Fear not, “Unexpected” fans, because here’s everything we know so far, plus all the tea.
When can we expect?
There’s currently no official release date for Season 5 of Unexpected, but if history is any indication, we can probably expect it soon. Season 1 and Season 4 aired in November and December, respectively, according to IMDb. Season 2 and Season 3 both aired in August. Since it’s already the end of August and there’s no news on a release date yet, we can most likely expect Season 5 to be out by the end of the year. Season 4 didn’t premiere until December 20th, so there’s still plenty of time.
“Unexpected” aired on Sunday nights until last year, when it switched to Monday for Season 4. For now, it seems more likely that Season 5 will keep this Monday slot rather than revert to Sundays, but in this upside-down world we live indoors, anything is possible. Perhaps Season 5 could be moved to a different night entirely.
who is coming back
The official cast for Unexpected Season 5 hasn’t been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped fans from investigating. According to Starcasm, the Season 5 cast was leaked on a private Facebook group called Everything TLC Unexpected. While all leaks should be taken with a grain of salt, Starcasm claims the group has an “outstanding track record” thanks to its members’ connections to the cast.
According to the leak, the season 5 cast will include Lilly Bennett, Jenna Ronan, Tyra Boisseau and her sister Tiarra Boisseau. There will also be a new cast member this season, Taylor Williams. Taylor is Tyra and Tiarra’s cousin, and like Tiarra, Taylor is pregnant with their second child. Longtime fans may know Taylor from Season 1, where she was briefly introduced when she, Tyra, and Tiarra all became pregnant within a year.
Reanna Cline and Taron Ward will not be returning after being mysteriously removed from the second half of season four. The show inexplicably did not air for more than a month during its final season, leaving viewers confused. When the show returned, Reanna and Taron were almost entirely cut out. No official reason was given for the couple’s break or departure, but rumors circulated that the couple had been booted from the show. Reanna’s sister Jarea further addressed the rumours Twitterwrite, “We are not returning for personal reasons.
Is McKayla coming back?
Many fans want to know if McKayla Adkins will return in Season 5. Despite being a regular cast member for the first three seasons, McKayla and her children’s father, Caelan Morrison, did not appear in Season 4, according to TV Shows Ace. She also wasn’t mentioned as part of the leaked Season 5 cast, but some fans were hoping after she announced in May that she was pregnant with her third child and married Ethan Tenney to Starcasm. In a now-deleted TikTok, McKayla wrote, “Married in 2 weeks and baby in 9 months, life couldn’t be more complete,” according to the outlet, revealing in the video that she was five weeks pregnant.
However, it seems highly unlikely that McKayla will return to Unexpected since she announced in June that she was leaving social media, Starcasm reports. In a lengthy, now-deleted Instagram post, McKayla explained her reasoning. “I can’t say anything without being questioned or doubted, I can’t post anything without judging. It’s awful,” she wrote. She also announced she would be leaving her OnlyFans in January — though maybe sooner now that the site is banning adult content. McKayla was once active on YouTube and had 278,000 subscribers but has not posted there since March 2020.
McKayla ended her retirement announcement by saying, “…time for something new, bye!” Maybe something new for her is life out of the public eye.