Nobody puts Mama June in a corner! According to TMZ, the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch and TLC are butting heads over an alleged breach of contract, which states that the reality TV family isn’t allowed to star in a new series with another network.
The report says Mama June Shannon doesn’t feel the need to honor the contract anymore because TLC hasn’t held up its end of the deal. Contractually, TLC had promised to pay for the health insurance of Mama June and her family. However, an insider dished to TMZ that the family’s insurance hasn’t been paid since November, which is why Mama June no longer feels obligated to fulfill her part of the contract. Do we smell a new sketti-filled reality series?
But TLC is telling a different story, claiming it had vowed to take care of the family’s insurance only until the end of 2014, which it did. The network says it then extended the contract, simply out of generosity, to pay for the family’s health coverage until May.
However, Mama June wasn’t satisfied with the gracious bonus offer -- especially since TLC hasn’t coughed up the cash. A source told TMZ that TLC plans to make the payment for the family’s health insurance but hasn't gotten to it yet.
The Honey Boo Boo clan reportedly believe it’s fair to seek out a way to pay for their insurance themselves -- via a new gig.
"Here Comes Boney Boo Boo,” a show that followed was one of TLC’s highest-rated shows when it premiered in 2012 with viewers reaching over 3.21 in Season 2. By the fourth and final season in 2014, viewership dropped with the series only averaging a little over a million viewers an episode.
On Oct. 24, 2014, TLC announced the cancellation of the reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a series which followed the every day lives of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, a former child beauty pageant contestant who starred on TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” and her erratic Georgia family. The reason the show was nixed was due to reports that suggested Mama June was allegedly dating Mark Anthony McDaniel Sr., a convicted child molester.
“TLC has canceled the series ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately. Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being,” the network stated to Huffington Post, confirming the ending of the series.
Following the show’s termination, Mama June’s eldest daughter, Anna Shannon Cardwell, revealed during an interview with Radar Online that she was the child whom McDaniel molested.