In an exclusive sneak peek at this weekend's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Shannon says that, with some time behind (and fewer cameras in front of her), she realizes that "[there's] nothing like being at home and knowing that you don't have to deal with drama and you don't have to deal with craziness."
TLC shut down production on the series in 2014 after Shannon, now 36, was linked to convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel, who allegedly molested Shannon's own daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell. (Shannon's brother-in-law Mike "Poodle" Thompson also leveled accusations that Shannon's youngest daughter, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, had shared a bed with McDaniel.)
In the 18 months since the cancellation, Shannon says it's been "nicer to have it calm and have peace for once."
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In another clip that PEOPLE exclusively debuted, Thompson, now 10, recalled the day she learned the show had been canceled.
"I woke up one morning, and I was like, 'Where's the crew?' And my mom was like, 'We stopped filming the show,' " she said. "I was kind of happy, but at the same time I was sad. So I was kind of sa-happy?"
Oprah: Where Are They Now? airs Saturdays (10 p.m. ET) on OWN.