Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon & Alana Thompson Have Reportedly Started Filming a Spin-Off Show Without Mama June Shannon: Details!

“Sorry not sorry, Mama.”

There may be an upcoming detour on Mama June Shannon’s Road to Redemption.  

The WeTV series– which premiered in 2017 as Mama June: From Not to Hot and was most recently (as of Season 5) rebranded as Mama June: Road to Redemption– follows the lives of June and June’s daughters, namely Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. While June has been the star and namesake of the family’s show, that may soon change.

According to The Sun, Pumpkin and her husband, Josh Efird, have begun filming a new reality series, with 17-year-old Alana and Alana’s 21-year-old boyfriend, Dralin Carswell, also being a “part of the production.”

As for June’s involvement in the family spin-off, a source told the outlet “fans shouldn’t expect to see much” of June on the new show. 

The Sun broke the news back in July that Pumpkin, Josh and Alana were exploring the possibility of filming a June-free spin-off, and for those who have kept up with June’s family over the last few years, this potential spin-off shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.

“It’s not like I pawned their car titles or abandoned them for drugs! Oh…wait…”

As you may recall, Pumpkin was awarded sole custody of Alana just a few months ago, though Alana has been living with Pumpkin and Josh since 2019–- right around the time June began druggin’, destroying hotel rooms and being a general menace to her family (and society as a whole) along with then-boyfriend Geno Doak

Fans have long stated on social media that Pumpkin and Alana should ditch June and star on their own reality series, and the news of Pumpkin’s recently growing family has likely only garnered more of an interest in having a more Pumpkin/Alana-focused series. (Pumpkin and Josh secretly welcomed twins Sylus and Stella in May, just 10 months after the birth of son Bentley. The couple also share daughter Ella, who has regularly appeared on the family’s WeTV series.)

Along with Pumpkin and Josh and their growing brood of babies, one of the storylines fans may reportedly see on the spin-off is a family trip to Las Vegas. 

June, who was admitted to the hospital earlier this week after reportedly experiencing severe headaches and dizziness, has yet to comment on her family’s potential spin-off.

It is unknown at this time if Pumpkin’s spin-off will air on WEtv— the network that airs ‘Mama June: Road to Redemption.’ It is also unclear if Mama June’s show will continue alongside the spin-off. 

RELATED STORY: Mama June Shannon Is Hospitalized For “Severe Headaches & Dizziness”; Her Husband Justin Stroud Sends Message to Haters

(Photos: WeTV; Instagram) 


  1. June has a problem and many families today deal with instead of treating June badly pray for her. Alana is a disappointment with her choice of boy friends that was a shock when I seen him…. I feel every show since George Floyd died has to have a black person in it and I understand that but I don’t understand why it has to be a boy friend for Alana???

  2. I think its sad. Its probably a nice paycheck, but at this point its not worth it. Get Education, a normal job and live your life for yourself and family, those girls was so exploited and they just keep doing it. Sad.

  3. Anything to stop the money train for that hideous drug addled sea cow of a mother. I wish them good fortune, a rare occurrence in todays world. I don’t see what else they could do besides working at Burger King.

  4. Well June didn’t want to se her tv money to pay child support so she doesn’t need to be on the show anymore. What a deadbeat.

    1. I can’t think of any other shoe other than my 600lb life they features overweight people. And they’re not trash.. we’ll, some of them are.

  5. Those girls doesn’t need any more shows. They need to learn how to get real jobs. I understand that Pumpkin with 4 babies (4!! Jesus God Pumpkin!) can’t get a job right now but please help Alana graduate high school and get into college. They can break the cycle of high school dropouts/teen moms and have a different future

  6. I’m surprised they’re including the 21 yr old boyfriend. I read they werent crazy about showing such a large gap/ sketchy/ statutory relationshit bc of June’s past with chomos.

    Probably why June had palpitations. She’s not getting dime one of this check.

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