'Mama June: Road to Redemption': Meet the Shannon family from the We TV reality show
It's time to gear up for 'Mama June: Road to Redemption'. The show is finally returning for a sixth season. Season 1 of the show premiered way back in 2017, so it's clear that the reality show has had a long successful run of five seasons so far.
The reality TV show that airs on We TV, revolves around June Shannon, a mother-of-four, currently brimming with the hope of returning to her family after achieving sobriety. The new season will showcase Mama June trying to fulfill her motherly responsibilities so that her daughters finally begin to accept her.
Additionally, viewers can also expect to see a lot of emotional moments in the show's new season of the We TV show. Mama June was previously suffering from methamphetamine addiction and is finally on her road to recovery so this will be a look into her journey. The show also stars her reality TV star daughters, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird, and Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon.
Here's a look at the cast of the reality show.
June Edith "Mama June" Shannon is the matriarch of the Shannon family. She is the mother to Anna, Jessica, Lauryn, and Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.
June has always been struggling with morbid obesity, weighing 460 pounds at her heaviest. She even underwent bariatric surgery in 2016, having part of her stomach removed as part of a sleeve gastrectomy. Mama June is reported to have lost over 300 pounds thanks to the surgery and a whole new diet.
In addition to her significant weight loss journey, June also underwent cosmetic surgery, to further improve her appearance, which was the talk of the reality TV show, 'Mama June: From Not to Hot', which aired on We TV.
Anna Shannon Cardwell
The oldest daughter of "Mama June" Shannon and David Dunn, Anna Marie Cardwell is also the older half-sister of Jessica, Lauryn, and Alana. Anna is known by her nickname, Chickadee.
She is the mother of two kids, Kaitlyn and Kylee, who she shares with her ex-husband of three years, Michael Cardwell.
Lauryn Michelle 'Pumpkin' Efird
Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon is the older sister of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. Pumpkin has a large fan base on social media, with over 50,000 followers on Instagram alone.
Lauryn is married to Joshua Efird, and the couple share two children, Ella Grace Efird and Lauryn and Bentley Jameson. Pumpkin is reportedly expecting twins and is approximately six months along with a due date around June 18, 2022.
Alana Frances 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson
Alana Frances "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is the daughter of June Shannon and her former long-time partner, Mike Thompson. Growing up, Alana starred in TLC's beauty pageant reality series, 'Toddlers & Tiaras'. She also starred in TLC's 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'.
In 2014, Alana appeared on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon. What's more, when she starred in season 5 of TLC's 'Toddlers and Tiaras', Alana was just a child.
Jessica 'Chubbs' Shannon
Jessica Shannon is June's second daughter. Jessica's father is Michael Anthony Ford, with her stepdad being Mike Thompson. She goes by the nickname, "Chubbs".
Season 6 of 'Mama June: Road to Redemption' releases on May 13, 2022, at 9 pm E/PT on We TV. Stay tuned!