"TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," the network said in a media statement. "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."
News of TLC pulling the plug on the show follows reports claiming show star June "Mama June" Shannon has been dating a convicted sex offender, Mark McDaniel, who had served time in jail about 10 years ago for allegedly molesting one of Shannon's own children.
Shannon posted a video on Facebook Friday morning confirming Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's cancellation. However, she firmly denied being involved with McDaniel, a registered sex offender as of March 2014.
"Just got a phone call this morning from TLC and as of right now there will be no more production of the show. The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue. Pumpkin has openly said that I did not -- that I'm not dating him and also his son," Shannon explained.
"I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much. That is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and don't seem to want to see that person."
A report about Shannon allegedly dating McDaniel first surfaced yesterday when TMZ claimed to have obtained a photo of Shannon and the man in question lying in a hotel room's bed together.
Despite denying the new relationship, Shannon confirmed things are over with her ex-boyfriend Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson. They reportedly split in September after nearly a decade together.
"Me and Sugar have broken up, but we remain friends and are civil. We're better off friends than we were a couple," Shannon said in her Facebook video. "Things happen for a reason in life and you live and learn. We have to stay quiet for a while because TLC has told us to hush hush."
Shannon additionally thanked her fans for all their support and called her time on the reality series "an awesome experience." About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.