Ovation: Welcome To The End Of (Honey Boo Boo) Times.
Well … there goes Honey Boo Boo.
I made it. It’s over. And I’m proud to say that I’ve never seen one minute of the redneck escapades of that smart-mouthed little Honey Boo Boo and her clan that has been polluting basic cable since TLC introduced their “unbridled hilarity”, Kardashian style, in 2012 as a spin-off of its child pageant reality show Toddlers & Tiaras.
This morning, the network announced that cancellation of the reality show after reports that Mama June Shannon is dating a man once convicted of child molestation. While Shannon has denied that she’s seeing the man, Mark McDaniel, who was released from prison last March after serving ten years for molesting an eight-year-old, TLC clearly did not believe her and cancelled the show fearing she was putting her children at risk.
The network released the following statement:
Apparently, an entire new season of episodes has been shot but will not be aired. Although the show has fallen in popularity from its ratings high, it’s understood to still be a very profitable program so by making this decision TLC is taking a financial hit. Interestingly, the phrase “all activities” in television speak is generally understood to mean re-runs so it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing any more of this “unbridled hilarity” on cable television any time soon.
Having long ago determined that the exploitation of little girls as beauty pageant contestants was hardly enjoyable television, I assumed the concept of plucking the most ignorant and least likely of the little girls, with the most illiterate mother and moronic family, from the bunch to feature in an additional weekly series would hardly amount to award-winning television entertainment. Finally, circumstances appear to have swayed the powers that be at TLC to agree with me and this drivel will no longer infiltrate my home. It almost seems as if they were looking for a reason to put an end to it and Mama June gave it to them.
Welcome to the End of Honey Boo Boo Times.
I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did. Will you miss Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?
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