Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Reality TV Show for Honey Boo Boo & Family?

There were rumors throughout the Internet last week and June "Mama June" Shannon, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, and the most of the rest of the family have been in Los Angeles, CA, trying to come up with a new reality TV show series. The most consistent concept is that it would be a modern day "Beverly Hillbillies" show -- i.e., "rednecks hobnobbing with rich people" for those who are a little bit younger than me! Alana would be on the show, as would Mama June, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, and most of the girls.

Mama June addressed these rumors on their Facebook page earlier today, with a bit of excitement but also with a "can't say anything" vibe:

Frankly, I don't see either Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell or Lee "Uncle Poodle" Thompson appearing on this new program. Not unless TLC or whomever is talking with the family about getting the new show insists that one or the other is involved or else.

I have already heard rumors that the network wants the family to address Mama June's "dating the sex offender" scandal and the parents' break-up on the new show -- something the family does not want to do. But I get the network's perspective. Those subjects are going to be brought up by the press and the viewers over and over. They need to address those stories directly -- preferably on their terms. Otherwise, the new show won't succeed.

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