‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’ – Desperate for Paycheck and Ratings – June Cleared for Show?

Mama June: From Not to Hot star, June Shannon, blew through her money and since there’s no paycheck this season she’s itching to get one. Reports indicate WEtv owes her nothing after 10 episodes into the season. It seems she may not have appeared on Mama June From Not to Hot enough this season to warrant a paycheck.

Mama June: From Not to Hot – June Shannon Just a Ghost This Season?

So far this season it’s been a rather sad state of affairs as Mama June’s family picked up the pieces of their shattered lives. June blew in just long enough for the fans to get a glimpse of the missing mom for the majority of the season.

Episodes went by without Mama June. But the cameras did capture her coming out of the courtroom. Apparently that’s not enough to get the money she usually rakes in from her reality series.

The show even scrubbed the title, as Mama June: Family Crisis took over. Apparently the lead star’s behavior is so unreliable, the network was ready for no June Shannon this season. But that’s about to change after Friday’s episode when she showed up to talk with her daughter, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon.

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An Inappropriate Family Crisis Switcharoo?

Instead of featuring this dysfunctional family’s mama this season, they featured the damage done by her to the family.

Not only did this mom sell the kids’ home right out from under them, but she got rid of a lot of their belongings as well. The show might offer entertainment value for some people, but others see it differently.

Another camp sees this series as exploiting the sadness of her kids, which isn’t an appropriate way to entertain. Still, Mama June from Hot to Not remains a popular WEtv destination.

On Friday’s Mama June: From Not to Hot episode, June was plucked out of the background. She appeared front and center on the screen. She now claims she’s sober and cleared for the WEtv show once again.

While this puts a paycheck in Honey Boo Boo’s mother’s hands, it will also probably drive up the ratings. Some fans think this decision came out of desperation from both June and the people behind the scenes.

Mama June: From Not to Hot – Sobriety Awards Her a Paycheck?

This coming from June, to her fans it sounds more like code for she’s back on the payroll. But in order to jump into all the fun on her namesake show, she has to stay clean and sober.

This involves regular drug testing. But when the doctor who observed her during Friday night’s episode said she looked okay, questions from fans popped up.

Her daughter Pumpkin insisted on talking to her mother only if she is sober. Board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Ish Major, took on that role of screening  June. Then he is about to mediate the talk between mother and daughter in the next episode.

When he talked with the star of Mama June: From Not to Hot she admitted to taking a Fioricet the night before due to a migraine. She also said she takes a Xanax periodically.

The doctor’s observations led him to believe that although drugs might still be in Mama June’s system, her actions convinced him she’s not under the influence at this time. So, according to June, she can go back to the show. She’s been cleared to do so.

Not all of the fans agreed with the doctor. Her rapid and pressured speech left some fans believing she was on something. But it looks as if it’s a go – paycheck and all.

Watch the popular WEtv reality show on Friday nights at 9 pm EST.

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