'Honey Boo Boo' New TV Show: Mama June Shannon Claims Family Will Star in New Reality Series
Honey Boo Boo and family could once again be coming to a TV near you.
“Mama” June Shannon recently took to Facebook to announce that the Thompson family will be starring in a new reality TV series set to air in December. Though she didn’t give many details about the program, Shannon explained that the show will not be a “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo kind of thing” and will not be on TLC, the network that aired—and later canceled—Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show will be “real and unscripted,” Shannon emphasized, explaining that reality TV is “the only kind of TV we believe in.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled in October 2014 after Shannon was photographed (and appeared to be in a relationship) with Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester who served 10 years in prison for molesting Shannon's eldest daughter, Anna. At the time, Shannon repeatedly denied that she was in a relationship with McDaniel and claimed she would never put her children in danger
While Mama June doesn’t mention which of her family members will be in the family’s new series, it will most likely not feature Cardwell, who sued her mother and TLC over the summer for alleged unpaid appearances on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. People reported that Cardwell claims she is owed over $200,000.
The Thompson family was most recently in the news thanks to Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s debut song “Movin’ Up” and its subsequent music video, in which the boisterous 10-year-old does the “Honey Boo Boo Bop” and proceeds to get the entire world addicted to this silly and underrated jam. Listen to it below.