June Shannon to TLC: Bring Honey Boo Boo Back or PAY UP!

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star June Shannon wants her show gracing your TVs again, and says she plans to sue the pants off TLC if it's not.

The simple reason: June says TLC treated her more harshly than the Duggar family in the wake of the shows' respective child molester scandals.

Because obviously, two of the network's top-rated, popular programs featured high profile scandals involving child molesters within the past year.

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Absurd as this seems, apparently Shannon is serious. Her attorney gave the network her official legal demand, claiming her rights were violated.

If you recall, TLC pulled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo just a few hours after a photo of June with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel surfaced.

McDaniel did hard time in prison for child molestation, one of his victims was June's daughter, and he reportedly dated June. Not cringe-worthy at all.

Still, June believes the Josh Duggar molestation scandal - he was accused and investigated for abusing five underage girls as a teen - was far worse.

With fewer consequences, to boot.

Josh's alleged victims included his own sisters and 19 Kids and Counting co-stars, making the situation all the more appalling for everyone involved.

Shannon is just furious, though.

June wanted and needed the money from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and suffice it to say, she was not happy when TLC pulled the plug last year.

She says her whole family is willing to work for the same terms as before and they are all on board as soon as the network green lights the show again.

Her attorney says if he doesn't receive a response within the next week he will take TLC to court and believes June can earn a $1 million judgment.

Of course, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo had already been on the decline, whereas 19 Kids and Counting is the network's flagship show at this point.

From a business standpoint, it's not shocking that execs wouldn't reach the decision to cancel 19 Kids and Counting and/or fire Josh Duggar lightly.

We don't think June has a case, but it'll be fascinating to see if TLC tries to run damage control and somehow shoehorn the Duggars back on the air.

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June Shannon is the mother of six-year old Alana Thompson. She is the matriarch of the family at the center of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. More »
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