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We tv Rebrand as ‘Real Reality Network’ Pays Off in Spades

30 June 2017 3:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

We tv has found great success following its rebrand in 2014 under network president and general manager Marc Juris.

The AMC Networks-owned We tv experienced its best April ever this year in women 25-54, adults 25-54, and total viewers in primetime, according to Nielsen data. Compared to April 2016, the network’s ratings were up 32% among women 25-54, 30% among women 18-49, 29% among adults 25-54, 24% among adults 18-49, and 15% among total viewers. For the month of May, We tv’s primetime ratings were up 15% among women 25-54, 14% among women 18-49, 14% among adults 25-54, and 14% among adults 18-49 compared to May 2016.

The positive results are another feather in the cap of Juris, who is no stranger to rebranding a network. He came to We tv after helping CourtTV successfully relaunch as truTV, as well as turning MuchMusicUSA into Fuse Network. According to Juris, the process of reshaping a network is as much about heart as it is about viewer data.

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- Joe Otterson

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10 Weird (and a Couple Actually Good) Shows on TLC You Forgot Existed (Photos)

6 June 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” A spinoff of “Toddlers in Tiaras,” “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was a reality show about Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo, and her family. The show ran from 2012-2017, and while for a while Boo Boo was a meme, she’s faded out of the spotlight. “My Strange Addiction” This show aired from 2010-2015 and documented the lives with behavioral disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder and pica. Some of the behaviors exhibited on the show include being married to a doll and eating bricks. “Extreme Couponing” The things people will do to save money, »

- Ashley Boucher

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Mama June Walks Her First Red Carpet Since Losing Over 300 Lbs

24 May 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You may not "redneckonize" Mama June on this red carpet. The 37-year-old mother of four and star of We tv's Mama June: From Not to Not has lost more than 300 pounds over the past year. She showcased her slimmer figure in a bright red halter gown with a keyhole neckline Tuesday at her first red carpet event since her dramatic transformation—We tv's Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta premiere in Atlanta. June attended the event with 11-year-old daughter Alana Thompson, who wore a short, sleeveless cerulean dress. The two first rose to fame with the TLC series Toddlers & Tiaras and then their own spinoff, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. »

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Lady in Red! Mama June Flaunts 300 Lb. Weight Loss in Body-Hugging Dress

24 May 2017 7:06 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mama June Shannon was all smiles while showing off her new size 4 figure on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star, who recently dropped 300 lbs. in a drastic body transformation, stole the show at the premiere of We tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta — walking the red carpet in a red halter-top dress with plunging neckline.

She accessorized her look with black heels, a series of rings, and a simple bracelet.

It was a far cry from the last time Shannon walked the Growing Up Hip Hop premiere red carpet — in January 2015.

Viewers watched Shannon’s stunning »

- Dave Quinn

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Mama June Shows Off Dramatic Weight Loss With ‘Baywatch’-Inspired Bathing Suit Photos

4 May 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Viewers of her new reality show, “From Hot to Not: Mama June”, watched the former “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star embark on a weight-loss journey that saw her shed a whopping 300 pounds, and now she’s showing off her slim new physique in a “Baywatch”-inspired photo shoot. After undergoing a strict diet-and-exercise regimen along with […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Unseen footage and more on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes

21 April 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes does exactly what it says on the tin with loads of unseen footage from the show’s 2012-2014 period. Highlights from the series include a trip to an amusement park that sees June and Sugar Bear disagree over how to parent. Later the pair go on a double date to a drag nightclub, as if things could not get any weirder! There is also a family trip to Alabama to see Anna and her daughter. It is all a long way from the new slim June and remarried Sugar Bear. With Mama June:...read more »

- James Wray

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — Again! TLC to Air The Lost Episodes Special with Never-Before-Seen Footage

14 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

You’d better redneckognize it: Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is back center-stage!

People can exclusively reveal that on April 21, TLC will premiere Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes, a two-hour television event starting at 9 p.m. Et.

The original Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premiered on TLC in 2012 and became an instant hit for the network, chronicling “Mama” June Shannon and her four daughters — including Alana, the show’s fun, feisty title star —  and documenting their day-to-day life in McIntyre, Georgia. TLC cancelled the series in 2014 after Shannon was photographed with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Mama June and Sugar Bear's Relationship Roller Coaster: All the Highs and Lows of Reality TV's Dramatic Pair

12 April 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Here comes one of reality TV's most unpredictable relationships. Ever since Here Comes Honey Boo Boo became a huge hit on TLC, fans have developed a fascination with Mama June and Sugar Bear's rapport. While they only share one child together by the name of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, the couple spent many years living together in their Georgia home. And even if they were never technically married, the couple experienced a commitment ceremony on May 5, 2013. "The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it," Mama June told People at the time. "I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar »

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Endemol Shine’s Authentic Entertainment Promotes Jeffrey L. Weaver, Paul Halperin

6 April 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Unscripted production company Authentic Entertainment has promoted Jeffrey L. Weaver to executive vice president of production and content, and Paul Halperin to executive vice president of business and finance, the company announced Thursday.

Halperin, who previously served as senior vice president of finance and risk management at Authentic, will manage all the company’s business and financial matters. Formerly senior vice president of current programming at Authentic, Weaver has overseen 16 TV series, four digital series and six pilots since joining in 2011.

A subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, Authentic Entertainment produces “Toddlers & Tiaras,” “Flipping Out,” “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” “Ace of Cakes,” “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” and the upcoming return of “Trading Spaces” for TLC. The company also announced that it has named Nneka Enurah vice president of multi-platform and partnerships and Deb Jackson vice president of production.

“I’m thrilled to announce these promotions,” said Lauren Lexton, co-founder »

- Daniel Holloway

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He’s Body-Shaming Honey Boo Boo?! Mama June Says Fans Will Be ‘Shocked’ by the ‘Real’ Sugar Bear

6 April 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s no secret that Mama June Shannon and her ex Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson aren’t on the best of terms — but according to her, fans haven’t even seen the half of it.

People Now caught up with Shannon ahead of Friday’s Mama June: From Not to Hot finale, and the reality star dished on the drama that went down at her ex’s wedding when his wife Jennifer Lamb invited Shannon’s estranged mother. (Watch the full frosty encounter here!)

“You have to love people from a distance sometimes, and when the came about, she totally changed, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Mama June's Amazing Weight Loss Transformation: A Complete Timeline From 460 Pounds to 160!

6 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mama June Shannon shocked the world this year with her astounding body transformation, after dropping down from 460 pounds to a super-skinny size 4 in just a few months. But the journey was a difficult one, filled with emotional turmoil and painstaking surgical procedures.

While Mama June seemed to shed the pounds rather quickly, the transformation didn't happen overnight. The reality star has been working on getting healthy and fit for years, suffering numerous setbacks and facing many obstacles.

For a better appreciation of Mama June's long, arduous battle for a fit physique, we've compiled a comprehensive timeline of her weight loss transformation.

Watch: Mama June Reveals Exactly How Much She Weighs Today After Stunning Transformation

August 8, 2012 -- Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Debuts

While the world was first introduced to Mama June and her daughter, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, on the TLC reality series Toddlers in Tiaras, the family was really thrust into the spotlight -- and »

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Exclusive: Inside Mama June's New Life: Exercise, Eating and Dating Following Total Body Transformation!

5 April 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mama June Shannon is loving her new life!

Following her epic weight-loss reveal on We tv's Mama June: From Not to Hot, Et sat down with the 37-year-old reality star on Tuesday in New York City, where she filled us in on what she's been doing since undergoing a total body transformation.

Watch: Mama June Opens Up About Her Current Relationship With Sugar Bear: 'He Pisses Me Off'

It's only been about five days since Mama June has come out of hiding -- she was forced to spend seven weeks in a safe house in order to avoid spoiling her slimmer figure to fans.

"I'm telling you, if it weren't for the kids, I probably would have lost my s**t," she told Et's Jennifer Peros, referencing her two children, daughters Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, whom she shares with ex-husband Sugar Bear. "I mean, it was a nice »

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Is Honey Boo Boo Going Scripted? 10 Other Reality Stars Who Became Actors

5 April 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Here comes Honey Boo Boo's acting debut! After the success of her reality shows, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Mama June: From Not to Hot, 11-year-old Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, is looking to start an acting career.  The reality star and her mom, June Shannon, revealed the news on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning, and while it may be hard to see Honey Boo Boo as a new character, she wouldn't be the first reality TV star to make the jump to scripted material. Did you know Oscar winner Emma Stone actually got her start on a reality TV competition? Or that Once Upon a Time fan-favorite guest star Jamie Chung was once one of seven strangers picked to live in The Real World house? And »

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Exclusive: Mama June Opens Up About Her Current Relationship With Sugar Bear: 'He Pisses Me Off'

5 April 2017 7:31 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Following her stunning physical transformation, Mama June Shannon is opening up about where things stand between her and ex Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson.

The 37-year-old reality star -- who's been chronicling her recent 300-pound weight loss on her We tv show, Mama June: From Not to Hot -- sat down for an exclusive interview with Et's Jennifer Peros on Tuesday, where she dished on the motivation behind her weight loss journey.

"I wanted to also show Sugar Bear," Mama June shared. "He really made me feel like s**t [and] I wanted to show him, 'Hey, I can do [whatever] I want to do'… I wanted to show him, like, I am actually worth it."

Watch: Mama June Reveals Exactly How Much She Weighs Today After Stunning Transformation

Mama June and her ex split up in September 2014. Not long after, Sugar Bear sparked up a relationship with a new woman, Jennifer, and according to Mama June, it was this »

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Mama June Shannon on Her Kids Being Overweight: ‘I Don’t Want Them to End Up Like I Did’

5 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mama June Shannon has long struggled with her weight, but now that she’s lost 300 lbs., she hopes her daughters Lauryn “Pumpkin Shannon,” 17, and Alana “Honey Boo Boo Thompson,” 11, will learn from her mistakes.

“I don’t want them to go through what I went through in school or with surgery,” she says. “I’ve seen them lose and gain weight, but I don’t want them to end up like I did at 460 lbs. Who would want that?”

After a lifetime of unhealthy eating and lack of exercise, Shannon packed on the pounds. On their now-canceled series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, »

- Emily Strohm

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‘Mama’ June Shannon Spent $75K On Controversial Weight Loss Surgery

4 April 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

From 460-pounds to a size four, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star “Mama” June Shannon reportedly spent a total of $75,000 on her controversial weight loss makeover, but says “I’ll never go back to that size.” Shannon sat down with People to talk about how she lost over 300-pounds with many weight loss surgeries. Related: Honey […] »

- Aynslee Darmon

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Exclusive: Mama June Shocks Sugar Bear With Her Weight Loss Transformation: 'Oh Sh**!'

3 April 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mama June Shannon's nerves nearly got the best of her when she came face-to-face with her ex-husband, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, after slimming down to a size four.

In Et's exclusive first look at Friday's episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot on We tv, the 37-year-old reality star returns to the house she shared with Sugar Bear in McIntyre, Georgia, and brings along her personal trainer, Kenya Crooks, and daughters Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon.

Watch: Mama June Flaunts Slim 'Hourglass Figure' as She Continues Intense Weight Loss Transformation

"Just being back in McIntyre brings back a lot of bad memories. People who haven't seen me in a couple of years are going to be shocked," Mama June says. "Like, what the f**k am I doing here? That's the house I used to live in with the kids when Alana was little. Yeah, they did »

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Mama June Seen Out and About for the First Time Since Her Size 4 Reveal

3 April 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Now that Mama June has revealed her shocking transformation, she's free to go out and about as she pleases. The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star stepped out in black-and-white leggings, a maroon sweater and white sneakers, looking unrecognizable. She stuck her tongue out playfully for the cameras, clearly enjoying her newfound freedom. While filming We tv's Mama June: From Not to Hot, the 37-year-old mom-of-four had to remain in hiding so as not to spoil the big reveal. Mama June weighed a reported 460 pounds before undergoing a series of surgeries, including a gastric sleeve surgery, tummy tuck, breast lift and various skin removal surgeries on her arms and neck. Initially, her daughter Alana "Honey Boo »

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Mama June Seen for the First Time Since Size 4 Reveal -- See the Pic!

2 April 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mama June Shannon is looking fit and happy after dropping down to a size 4.

The reality star showed off the results of her dramatic weight loss on We tv's Mama June: From Not to Hot on Friday, and was photographed for the first time since the big reveal on Sunday, returning to her home in Georgia.

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Watch: Mama June Reveals Size 4 Transformation on 'From Not to Hot' -- See Her Amazing Makeover!

Decked out in exercise tights, sneakers and a maroon hoodie, the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star looked nearly unrecognizable.

Mama June, who previously weighed a reported 460 pounds, underwent a number of procedures, including gastric sleeve surgery, a breast lift, a tummy tuck and skin removal surgery on the arms and neck. It's estimated that Mama June could have paid upwards of $50,000 in total for the operations.

As part of her appearance on her new reality docu-series, Mama June: From Not »

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Gobble Be Gone! Mama June Is Wrapped Up ‘Like a Christmas Tree’ — and in Horrible Pain! — After Skin-Removal Surgery

30 March 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Mama June Shannon, beauty comes no shortage of pain.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot, the reality star has completed her skin removal surgery, but she’s experiencing a large amount of pain.

In the clip, Shannon’s medial assistant Brenda comes in to check on her after the surgery.

“How are you doing,” she asks Shannon.

“Doing pretty good,” the 37-year-old responds before cracking her first joke. “Who put the lumberjack pants on me?”

Brenda goes on to compliment Shannon’s new body while pointing out her surgical drains. »

- Brittany King

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