TLC has decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show after four seasons amid child molestation scandal.
The reality show was a spin-off of Toddlers & Tiaras and followed breakout beauty pageant star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her family in their hometown of McIntyre, Georgia.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June Shannon, came under scrutiny on October 23 when TMZ reported she was dating a man who was convicted and served time for aggravated child molestation of one of her relatives.
It was later revealed that June Shannon’s daughter, Anna Chickadee Shannon, was the victim of child molester Mark McDaniel. Now, Anna Shannon accuses her mother of betraying her by dating Mark McDaniel again behind the family’s back.
After that story broke, TLC released the following statement: “TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.”
TLC has decided to cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show after four seasons amid child molestation scandal (photo TLC)
On October 24, the network released a new statement announcing the show’s cancelation: “TLC has cancelled <<Here Comes Honey Boo Boo>> and ended all activities around the series. TLC is faithfully committed to the girl’s ongoing comfort and well-being.”
Honey Boo Boo aired its fourth season finale in August 2014, which brought in 1.81 million viewers. A fifth season had not previously been announced.
On the same day, Honey Boo Boo’s family said in statement posted on June Shannon’s Facebook page: “We just want to thank from the bottom of our hearts the support that we’ve had from our fans, This experience has been awesome to us. Thank you guys for everything we love you all.”
On October 25, June Shannon issued a new statement defending herself: “I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors remember you can’t believe everything you read! Ppl sell stories to the tabloid everyday that r false! It isnt true i promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life this is my past I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn’t go back.”
Honey Boo Boo’s parents June Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson have separated, Mama June confirmed in a statement.
June Shannon wrote on her Facebook account: “Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship. We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y’all for your support.“
According to a new report, Mama June is convinced Sugar Bear cheated on her. To make matters worse, she even caught him on online dating sites.
June Shannon and Sugar Bear have decided to take some time apart just 16 months after commitment ceremony in May 2013 (photo Facebook)
“I love to hunt fish and ride 4wheelers and have a good time. I like spending time at home watching movies cuddling spending time with family. I love muddy Boggs and love to ride in the mudd,” Sugar Bear’s profile reads.
June Shannon is reportedly planning on taking her four children and moving out of their Georgia home once Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show is done filming.
Even though the couple never officially married, they did have a commitment ceremony in May 2013 resulting in Mama June wearing a wedding ring.
Honey Boo Boo and her family return with all-new antics and big preparations in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Season 4 on Thursday, June 19 at 9/8c.
As we left off with Anna’s pizza inscribed engagement to Michael, viewers get to see what’s next for these love birds as Anna prepares to move out of Mama June’s house and plans for a wedding despite her family’s skepticism.
Honey Boo Boo and her family return for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Season 4 on June 19
Amidst all the big changes this season, Sugar Bear’s health becomes a focus as he’s forced to decrease his stress level, the family throws a big birthday celebration for June, and spring break shenanigans ensue for the entire clan.
Honey Boo Boo’s family also gets into makeover mode, as the girls attempt to revamp June Shannon’s look and wardrobe, while simultaneously redecorating the house. It all culminates in a one-hour finale celebration, featuring Anna and Michael’s redneck royal wedding.
Last week’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo left fans in big suspense as Mama June is late and thinks that she would be pregnant.
Huffington Post also talked about the fact that Honey Boo Boo’s mom could be having a baby.
June Shannon does a lot of posting on their official Facebook page but she isn’t saying anything.
Last week’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo left fans in big suspense as Mama June is late and thinks that she would be pregnant (photo TLC)
The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch shared a video of herself recently but it is just of her face.
Pictures have shown Mama June and she has actually lost weight. The entire family was in a car wreck and there was no mention of a baby or of a pregnancy. It would be pretty shocking if she is pregnant and they were able to keep it a secret from the fans for this long. There is no news out there for sure if she is pregnant or not so hopefully they will reveal it next week.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Season 3 big finale airs on Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m. on TLC.