Mama June Shannon‘s actions have already caused her family to lose out on one reality TV show—TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo— but, so far, it doesn’t appear that June and her clan are in danger of losing their current show, Mama June: From Not to Hot.
On Tuesday, WEtv– the network that airs June’s show– finally broke its silence on Mama June’s arrest last week for possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Although the network didn’t comment as to whether it will be taking the ax to ‘From Not to Hot’ due to Mama June’s drug bust, WEtv did state that it is worried about the reality star and her family.
“We share our viewers’ concerns for June Shannon and her entire family,” the statement, which was posted to the network’s Twitter account, reads. “We are monitoring events as they occur and are focused, as always, on the entire family’s well-being.”
We share our viewers’ concerns for June Shannon and her entire family. We are monitoring events as they occur and are focused, as always, on the entire family’s well-being.
— WE tv (@WEtv) March 19, 2019
If WEtv decides to cancel ‘From Not to Hot’ because of Mama June’s actions, this would be the second time she and her family were booted from their reality show. Back in 2014, June began dating her ex-boyfriend, who had previously been convicted and imprisoned for molesting June’s daughter Anna when she was only eight years old.
TLC cancelled June’s family’s show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ after that news broke, but June was later given a second shot at reality TV fame by WEtv, which airs ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot.’
The third season of ‘From Not to Hot’ premiered on Friday and, while June and some of the show’s other stars live-tweeted the episode, no one mentioned June and Geno’s crack bust that had occurred only two days before.
According to TV By the Numbers, the season premiere’s ratings were pretty good (650,000 viewers), so WEtv would probably be rather unhappy to have to cancel the show.
As The Ashley previously reported, Mama June and Geno were both charged with felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Geno received an additional charge of third-degree domestic violence/harassment, due to a physical altercation he got into with June right before they were arrested. (During that altercation, Geno allegedly threatened to kill Mama June, according to court docs.)
According to The Blast, Mama June is facing a year behind bars if convicted of both the felony possession of crack cocaine charge and the misdemeanor possession of a crack cocaine pipe.
— WE tv (@WEtv) March 17, 2019
While ‘From Not to Hot’ fans will have to wait to see if the show will be getting axed, they can enjoy Mama June and Geno’s sexy (and sneering!) mugshots from their arrests last week. Mama June, as always, delivered an A+ mug, while Geno just looked generally confused (and like he could use a good hose-off, as per usual).
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) March 20, 2019
(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images; Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images; Twitter)