"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," a TLC reality TV series about the pint-sized former child beauty queen and her foul-mouthed family in McIntyre, Ga., may be on its last legs.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson's mother June “Mama June” Shannon is dating Mark McDaniel, an ex-boyfriend who got out of jail in March after serving ten years in prison for aggravated child molestation, reports TMZ.
"Mama June" had been dating her live-in boyfriend Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, who is also Honey Boo Boo's father, but the couple broke up about a month ago. "Sugar Bear" is famous for chewing tobacco and retreating to his "manper" outside Honey Boo Boo's house.
McDaniel, who is reportedly a registered sex offender in Georgia, was recently photographed inside a hotel room with "Mama June" and some other guests, according to TMZ.
“TLC is not currently in production on 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.' We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series,” a TLC spokesperson told Deadline.com.
Season 4 of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was completed in August, but the ratings have fallen from the show's peak in 2013 when 3.2 million tuned in to 1.7 million in June, reports USA Today.
Sources: USA Today, Deadline.com, TMZ