TLC has canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, effective immediately, following a (very much true) TMZ report that Mama June is currently dating a convicted child molester. The disgusting human being in question—named Mark McDaniel—was only recently released from prison after serving a 10 year sentence for forcing oral sex on an eight-year-old.
Despite Mama June’s attempts to deny the story, TLC obviously did not believe her. While the show doesn’t pull in as many viewers as it once did, it is still highly profitable and will result in a substantial financial loss for the network. They have even shot an entire season’s worth of footage, but none of it will ever be used.
The network is not totally abandoning the family, however; they will pay for tutors and counselors for all the children, and in a statement to TMZ said that “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.”