Some fans are worried about whether June Shannon can stay sober on her family's show. Others wonder if it's even coming back.
June is offering some reassurances that both she and her show are coming back ... but not as soon as fans hope.
This week, Mama June Shannon took to Instagram to address questions posted by some of her curious fans.
She also wanted to give people a little update on how she is doing -- with her life and with her sobriety.
When June allowed fans to pose questions, one follower of course inquired if her family's show is returning for another season on WEtv.
"Yes," June confirmed on Instagram, "the show is coming back."
In fact, this isn't hypothetical -- as the show has begun to film.
"Production did start last week," she detailed.
Given what time of year it is, however, fans shouldn't hold their breath for a season premiere any time too soon.
June confirms that the show is in production "but we're not coming back until 2021."
"So," the grandmother expresses, "it is what it is."
Obviously, last season, June was not a cooperative participant for most of the season, only showing up a couple of times.
This time, it seems, things will be different.
"And will I be back?" June asks before answering the very popular question: "Yes, I will."
Last season, June let down her family, and not for the first time.
Instead of going to rehab as she had planned, she ghosted.
Refusing to return her family's messages, June seemed more interested in her boyfriend and drugs than in getting her family back.
Her downward spiral with Geno Doak continued for months.
Sadly, there were times in late 2019 and very early 2020 when many feared that the next piece of news about June would be the last.
Geno confessed that he and June managed to spend $150,000 in just six months ... every cent of it going to crack cocaine.
But downward spirals eventually have to end, one way or the other.
Fortunately, June's ended with the realization that she had lost all control over her life -- and lost her family and career in the process.
She set about fixing up her life, working on her sobriety and repairing a missing tooth.
Part of the key to her new sobriety journey was having a traveling companion, so to speak.
Just as Geno had been part of June's extended drug binge, he was part of her recovery.
In fact, new photos of Geno that circulated in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic gave fans reasons to hope.
Fans asked if suddenly seeing photos of him in short sleeves and putting on weight meant that he was no longer covered in fresh track marks and was taking better care of himself.
In response, Geno hinted that they were right.
Needle marks are conspicuous, but less so when someone stops shooting up. And weight gain can be a very promising sign that someone's life no longer revolves around a needle.
June has recently revealed that she is now nine months sober.
Her return to reality TV may end up testing her, however, because with a return to TV comes a renewed flow of income.
Hopefully, June will stick to her sobriety journey. Besides, she's going to need that income in order to buy a new house.