After Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was cancelled following some problems with Mama June Shannon and a child molester she was allegedly dating, the matriarch of the clan vowed to return to television. And while rumors seemed to indicate that Honey Boo Boo’s sister might get her own show, that doesn’t seem to be the case. In a rather shocking update, this week we learned that Mama June and her former partner Sugar Bear will be attempting to reconcile their marriage via the reality series Marriage Boot Camp.
The good news? This means that Mama June is no longer spending time with the guy that caused so many problems for her family a year ago. Last year, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was still a relatively popular TLC property when we learned Mama June was reportedly dating Mark McDaniel, a man who had gone to prison for 10 years and had reportedly molested Anna “Chickadee” Shannon Cardwell—Alana Thompson’s sister and Mama June’s own daughter. But it does mean we haven’t seen the last of the Thompson/Shannon clan on TV.
Prior to the news breaking that Mama June and Sugar Bear are headed to Marriage Boot Camp, Honey Boo Boo herself took to social media to tease the big event, thanking fans for sticking with the family through the troubled time. Here’s her message, and we’ve left the typos intact:
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 it will not be was 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.
Marriage Boot Camp will ultimately help Mama June and Sugar Bear to decide if they should try to make their marriage work and move forward as a team. The matriarch told People the move was necessary for the couple.
It was our last resort.
The Marriage Boot Camp appearance will air on We TV in December. As to whether fans of Here Comes Honey Boo can stick around after all of the muck the family slogged through for the last 12 months remains to be seen.