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Teen Mom OG Trailer: Tears, Trauma and… Sarah Palin!

New challenges are ahead on Teen Mom OG.

At least one new child is on the way.

New drama, new storylines and plenty of new controversies are also on tap.

But the first trailer for fresh episodes of this beloved MTV reality series focus mostly on the two new mothers set to take the show by storm.

Are you ready to delve into the lives of Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd?

The former, of course, is the daughter of ex-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

You may think you know her well due to her time in the spotlight several years ago, but Bristol reveals in this preview that her (now former) husband, Dakota Meyer, is suffering from PTSD due to his time in the military.

And it's tearing her relationship apart.

"We don't know how to coexist together," Palin says here. "I don't want to raise my kids to think this is what a marriage looks like, you know?"

Meyer is the father of Bristol's two oldest children; and Levi Johnston, the father of her first son, will also be appearing on Season 8 this fall.

Elsewhere, Floyd – who first appeared on MTV's Are You the One, prior to competing on The Challenge: Rivals 3 – will be juggling two men as part of her Teen Mom OG role.

One is Cory Wharton, the father of her daughter, Ryder.

The other is a boyfriend named Zach, who, as depicted in this video, will find himself at the center of drama between the exes, their custody arrangement and how much time he spends with Floyd's adorable child.

That's a bit of background on the new OGs.

What about the original OGs?

Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra will openly wonder whether they have a future together, with the latter dropping the most heartbreaking quote of the promo when he comes right out and admits:

"If someone asked me, 'Are you happy in your marriage?' I'd say, 'Absolutely not.'"

OUCH.

Maci Bookout and husband Taylor McKinney look to be having serious issues with Maci's ex, Ryan Edwards, while Amber Portwood and boyfriend Andrew Glennon are at least in new baby bliss.

Will that last, however?

And how will these long-time cast members react to the presence of Bristol and Cheyenne? And Sarah Palin herself?!?

Check out the explosive teaser now and then prepare for Teen Mom OG to return with new episodes on October 1 at 9/8c.

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Sarah Drew Finally Speaks Out on Grey’s Anatomy Firing!

This year’s Grey’s Anatomy casting shocker impacted a lot of fans. Some even proposed a boycott of the series.

Fans were not happy to see April leave the series. And no one was more disappointed than the actress herself, Sarah Drew.

For the first time, she is speaking out in detail about how the news was broken to her, how she reacted, and what she wishes had been different.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Drew finally details how she found out that she was leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

First of all, she explains the reason that she was given.

“I was told that the show had too many characters,” Drew reveals. “And that they needed to downsize because they couldn’t service all of the characters effectively.”

So we shouldn’t blame Ellen Pompeo and her huge salary, in other words.

Drew explains: “They didn’t want any of us to be left in the background and not getting much of a story.”

Writing a book and writing a TV series are not the same, and have different considerations because there are real people involved.

Drew also shares that a showrunner explained why her character in particular went to the chopping block.

“Krista Vernoff said that she felt like April had been through so much and had come out the other side,” Drew says. “And that she didn’t know what she could put her through again.”

Viewers are familiar with watching a beloved character suffer again and again and wanting them to get their happily ever after.

Well, shows are built on conflict. Most characters don’t get a happily ever after and to get to stay on the show.

“It was really hard to hear that,” Drew admits. “But Krista had a lot of very complimentary things to say about the work that I had done — especially this past season — and that April was going to have her happy ending.”

The news was, of course, difficult to take.

“It was in the afternoon and I went back to my trailer and I did my crying and called my people,” Drew shares. “A whole bunch of people came into my trailer to give me hugs and cry with me and tell me they were so sad I was leaving.”

Thta sounds devastating.

“I was supposed to be shadowing Kevin this whole episode with the hope that I would get to direct an episode of Grey’s,” Drew reveals. “But [after being let go] it seemed like wasn’t a possibility anymore.”

She says that her Emmy nomination was a source of comfort.

“My confidence had gotten a bit shaken in the wake of being let go,” Drew confesses. “And the nomination after the fact made me go, ‘I don’t need to be worried about anything or have my confidence shaken.”

Like many Japril shippers who watched at home, Drew had imagined that things would go differently for her character.

“In the midst of it, I was devastated that Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April wasn’t an end game,” Drew confesses.

She thought that April would be looking into those famously beautiful eyes for the rest of her life.

“I thought Jackson and April were meant to get back together,” Drew admits. “And they were going to get married again and realize they’d been crazy and it was just going to be this long, slow burn.”

So many viewers have been there.

Drew acknowledges: “But after thinking about it, there’s a real sweetness to that story of April’s faith.”

Drew says: “She ran off with Jackson and loved him and wouldn’t regret a single second of that relationship because it made her heart grow and she got a beautiful daughter out of it.”

“She grew as a woman and as a person of faith,” Drew affirms. “All of that had to happen.”

That was not endgame for the character, however.

“But,” Drew says. “There was something beautiful about the redemption story between April and Matthew.”

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Sarah Palin: Might I Appear on Teen Mom OG? You Betcha!

As has been discussed in the past, Sarah Palin may or may not be able to see Russia from her house.

Similarly, meanwhile, the former Governor and Vice Presidential candidate now says she may or may not appear on future episodes of Teen Mom OG.

Wait… WHAT, you may be asking if you’ve been away from your computer for a few days?!?

It’s true: Bristol Palin has been hired by MTV to essentially replace Farrah Abraham on Season 8 of this popular series.

Yes, the same Bristol Palin whose pregnancy was discovered during her month’s ascension into mainstream politics… who gave birth at age 17… and who now has three kids by two different men.

Based on that synopsis, it actually sounds like Bristol fits in perfect to the franchise, doesn’t it?

Bristol herself has confirmed this story, sharing the image below on Instagram and writing as a caption:

I am excited to join MTV’s ‘Teen Mom OG.’ I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey.

Asked by TMZ about her daughter’s upcoming presence on this controversial series, Sarah Palin echoed the same sentiment.

“Bristol’s gonna be a great messenger for overcoming a little bit of challenge and doing well in life,” Palin said told a TMZ cameraman, adding:

“We’re not doing a ‘reality star’ type thing. She sees this as a venue, a forum, for good [and] to help people in a hurting world.

“So I encourage her doing this, I support her doing this and I’m proud of her.”

There are so many ways to analyze this response.

FIRST, Palin got pregnant in the national spotlight and has gone on to have multiple kids out of wedlock. Including Teen Mom OG, she has appeared on four reality shows.

Her family is very rich and famous.

We disagree with her mother’s assessment that she can be any sort of “messenger” for overcoming any of the challenges that young mother actually face on a regular basis.

Her life is anything but ordinaty.

SECOND, you are doing a “reality star type thing,” Mrs. Palin.

Teen Mom OG is a reality show and Bristol will be starring on it. This is a very simple one.

THIRD, can you please elaborate on how Bristol can “help” anyone via this role? We’re legitimately asking.

According to Us Weekly, Palin will make a salary of $ 250,000 for just a few weeks of filming.

She’ll let cameras into her life and show that it isn’t all that awful despite having three kids by age 27? Okay. So what? What does that prove and who does it prove it to?

Again, that salary is so insane that it instantly makes Bristol unrelatable to the average young mother and also: what’s your point, Palins? More people ought to have three kids by two men by age 27?

Is the goal to encourage more women to be like Palin?

This is just so reminiscent of 2008 because, once again, we literally have no idea what Sarah Palin is talking about.

Elsewhere, the one question that has been on everyone’s mind since this news broke is an obvious one:

Might Sarah Palin guest star on Teen Mom OG?!?

It makes us giddy just to write those words — especially when the notion isn’t all that bizarre apparently!

“Whatever Bristol needs, whatever she wants and whatever my grandbabies need or want, I’m there,” Palin told TMZ.

Simply. Amazing.

Sarah Palin, however, will need to go watch Teen Mom OG online in order to bone up on story arcs and characters before her inevitable cameo.

She’s never actually seen an episode.

“The girls, my daughters, have been telling me who all the characters are, kinda trying to catch up,” Palin concluded to TMZ.

“But my daughters – Bristol and Willow and Piper – they all have great respect for some of the girls who have really overcome some obstacles and done well with their children.

Bristol will join returning cast members Catelynn Lowell Baltierra, Maci Bookout McKinney and Amber Portwood on the program.

She will NOT be joining Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards because they have quit the show.

On Instagram, Sarah Palin also wrote that Bristol will somehow be assisting others by starring on Teen Mom OG:

“Wow! the opportunity she has to help others along life’s (challenging) journey is exciting & outstanding!!! I am so proud of her ~ and all my kids… they’re my world …

“They know to share the blessings, knowledge, experiences God’s provided in order to HELP others in a hurting world. Doors open, bust through those doors!”

And, hey, they know when to accept a quarter-million dollar check, too.

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