Honey Boo Boo is the star of the show, however she is a young child so she is surrounded by her family. Her mother, Mama June split with her father earlier this year. As is often the case with these things, Mama June decided that she needed to start dating someone else. Once again as is often the case she decided to go back to her ex-boyfriend, Mark McDaniel. Nothing too bad about that right? Every pot needs a lid.
This is where the network becomes a little skeptical about the direction that things are taking. See McDaniel is a convicted child molester, and the child that he was convicted of molesting is somehow associated with Mama June. This makes the network nervous because they are trying to clean up their image and don't really want this sort of thing around their schedule. A spokesperson sent out this statement “TLC is not currently in production on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series,” Deadline was the first to report this story.