What We Know About Unexpected Season 5 Release Date, Cast, And What's Going On With McKayla

After four excellent seasons of the TLC series "Unexpected," fans were waiting with bated breath in hopes that the show would be renewed for a 5th season. News of Season 5 did eventually hit the public — but perhaps not in the way that TLC had anticipated. According to Starcasm, a Season 5 cast list was leaked on Facebook via fan-made account, "Everything TLC Unexpected." The Facebook group has had an impressive history of releasing some pretty on-point content about the show before anyone else, and lucky for fans, this time was no different. The post shared that the returning mothers on season give will be Lilly Bennett, Jenna Ronan, Tyra Boisseau and Tiarra Boisseau. There will even be some new faces, including Taylor Williams, who is Tyra and Tiarra's cousin. According to the source, Williams will be sharing her experience being pregnant with her second child in the upcoming season.

One mother we most certainly won't be seeing, however, is Reanna and her boyfriend Taron. According to Distractify, halfway through Season 4, the couple was kicked off the show for currently unknown reasons. "Unexpected" season four took a mid-season break, meaning viewers were unexpectedly left without more episodes. The break was never officially addressed, but many assumed that it was related to Reanna and Taron being fired.

Reanna's sister, Jarea, offered up some comments on her family's absence from the show, saying, "We aren't returning for personal reasons. Before anyone comes up with their own ideas of why!"

Unexpected's new season debuts soon

We can't wait to see what our favorite moms are up to. "Unexpected" has quickly become a fan-favorite TLC show since its start in 2017. Perhaps some of the success is due in part to it being TLC's first long-running show about teen pregnancy. MTV has had its fair share of shows of this particular content, including the wildly popular "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," according to Time, while it's a relatively unfamiliar subject for TLC.

The 5th season of "Unexpected" is debuting on TLC on March 6, according to TV Shows Ace, and there is already a lot of drama surrounding the new cast. One of the new cast members, Kylen Smith, will have an explosive moment in the delivery room with her partner, who asks her not to get an epidural and is then escorted out of the hospital by the police. This season is sure to be full of drama.

What is McKayla Adkins up to?

In addition to fans dying to know when Season 5 will make its highly anticipated return, whispers regarding whether one particular cast member's return have been just as prevalent. McKayla Adkins is one of the fan favorite mothers of "Unexpected," having been on the show since Season 1. She has been very open with sharing her life on Instagram and TikTok, as well as on her YouTube channel, a platform where she has almost 300k followers.

According to Adkins as well as various sources, Adkins is pregnant with her third child. As a result, fans don't know if they can expect her to return for the 5th season, especially since she didn't seem to be included in the Facebook cast leak. But whether or not she does return, she appears to be quite happy. According to Starcasm, not only is her third child on the way, but she got married. In May 2021, the teen mom became "officially Mrs. Tenney," with the last name being all she has shared with fans about her new boo.

While we don't know exactly who the mystery man is, all we know for sure is that it's definitely not who she was dating for all 3 seasons of "Unexpected."