Honey Boo Boo gets the boot

Fall TV favorites end their run, new and old

 

“HONEY BOO Boo” was recently canceled after speculation that “Mama June,” is dating a child molester. This is one of several program cancellations decided this fall.

“HONEY BOO Boo” was recently canceled after speculation that “Mama June,” is dating a child molester. This is one of several program cancellations decided this fall.

AMANDA RAGUSA
Staff Writer

The fall season calls for putting aside all work and setting yourself up for some prime-time television. Whether it’s a brand new drama or a crowd-favorite sitcom, Americans definitely find the time to watch TV.

Many new shows have not been renewed for a following season due to lack of interest, but there are some programs that are cut in the middle of a season. The new ABC sitcom “Manhattan Love Story” got the boot after just four episodes. I think I speak for just about everyone who reads this article by saying that it is not a mystery at all as to why this show did not make it – I did not even know that it existed. Where was the publicity? The ads in magazines and newspapers? Well, do not send your inquiries my way.

I digress with the sheer mention of Honey Boo Boo. The questionably beloved reality series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has officially been cancelled due to rumors of Mama June possibly dating a registered sex offender. What many people do not know is that this criminal, Mark McDaniel, once molested June’s eldest daughter when she was just eight. If Mama June has let this man back into her life and her children’s lives, maybe it is best that the rest of America can officially stay out of their lives altogether.

On a lighter and yet gloomier note, many of America’s most popular television shows are coming to a close in 2015. The highly acclaimed HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” is finishing with its fifth and final season. The TBS hit series “Cougar Town” is also airing its final season of 13 episode in 2015. The undoubtedly violent and sadistic show that has an ever-mystifying plotline, “Sons of Anarchy” on FX, is officially coming to an end in its seventh season.

David Letterman announced his retirement from “Late Night with David Letterman” after 33 years of show business. This came as a shock to some, but Letterman claimed he had been considering leaving for some time now. But do not worry late night-lovers – Stephen Colbert is swooping into the late night spot at CBS. Unfortunately, this means that “The Colbert Report” will come to a close in 2015. But good news for Colbert fans – he will be just around the corner on CBS.

Television shows come and go like the wind. It is just like the circle of life – well, sort of. So this is my advice to all of you: if you find a TV program interesting and genuinely enjoy taking time out of your day to watch it, tell your friends. If there is a program that brings the whole family together, tell the other parents at the PTA meetings. At the end of the day, the television show cycle is vicious and only the strongest will survive – by strongest I mean most popular, of course.

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