Honey Boo Boo’s Family Insists on Returning to Television
If you were a fan of TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, even after scandal made show star Mama June Shannon's already questionable parenting impossible to laugh at, good news! The family is returning to television.
Mama June made an announcement earlier this week via daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson's Facebook fan page. She said she'll be back on TV this December — like a holiday gift for those who can't get enough of this messy, attention-starved family.
"Ok for everyone it was asked if we are going to be back on TV the answer is yes and it will be very soon," Thompson says in her update, which reads like a stream-of-consciousness ramble. "It will not be was [sic] TLC network but it will be announced as we were told with People on Tuesday I will be able to get out more details soon but we are excited as it will air starting in December but it will not be here comes honey boo boo kind of thing but it will be reality TV and it will be real and unscripted like we have always ever been that's only kind of TV we believe in and we want you all to see the true side of all of us hope everyone had a great Halloween and don't forget to turn your clock back #realitytv #awesometime #awesomefans and we want to say thanks to our fans that have stuck by us and continue to support us through the thick and thin we love you all and we appreciate each and every one of yall"
Got that? Mama June would like you to know it won't be a redux of their TLC show, nor will it be on TLC. The network severed ties with the family when they cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid reports that Mama June's boyfriend, Mark Anthony McDaniel, had been convicted of molesting her daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell. She also hopes you were happy with your Halloween costume this year, and that you remembered to mind daylight savings time(??).
According to PEOPLE, the family's TV appearance actually pulls the focus off of 10-year-old Alana, and onto Mama June and her partner Sugar Bear. The rocky couple will join Season 4 of WEtv's Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars to work on their fidelity and trust issues. Just as The Bachelor has spawned so many long-lasting marriages, Marriage Boot Camp is likely the very best way to mend a troubled union, right?
Alana Thompson first charmed and fascinated audiences on Toddlers & Tiaras, a reality show about the child pageant circuit. Her brio and natural comic timing then won her a reality show of her own. This September, the Thompsons made a cringeworthy attempt at a return to the spotlight in a rap video for a song called "Movin' Up."
Whether Alana will appear on the show remains to be seen, though hopefully she'll be able to be a normal kid for awhile instead.
Watch the Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars trailer below.