TLC, formerly The Learning Channel (“a place for learning minds”), has canceled Gypsy Sisters after four seasons following allegations that one of the sisters’ husbands killed her puppy in a domestic dispute. Gypsy Sisters was an actual television show. I googled it.

Earlier this month, gypsy sister Mellie Stanley was allegedly fighting with her husband, Skott Vuncannon, at their home in Inwood, W.Va. Stanley told police they had been arguing over the rent when Vuncannon picked up her puppy and “slung her across the kitchen as hard as he could.”

Cops found the dead puppy inside the house and charged Vuncannon with felony animal cruelty.

Mellie and Skott’s Facebook pages, and another page called Gypsy Gossip, are full of drama and conflicting stories about the couple’s fight, including (unverified, sometimes anonymous) allegations that Mellie is the abusive one in the relationship and that Skott is an addict who needs treatment.

“Yes Skott got angry and was going off for no damn reason because I asked him to help me pay bills and he needed to step up and be responsible and he threw my dog cause it went to bark at him and tried to bite his leg no one taking up for Skott he’s in trouble for what he done and has been charged with animal cruelty that was my innocent puppy that could have been one of my babies he’s never allowed back around me again I got a fpo and its staying that way,” Mellie reportedly wrote in one Facebook post, later deleted.

TMZ reports the show was canceled due to “dwindling ratings” and because “TLC simply felt it was time to move on.”

They heard (presumably from a TLC source) that the cancelation has “nothing to do with the dog killing incident.”

Sure, because TLC is totally prepared to deal with another scandal after the Duggars blew up in their faces.

[h/t ontd, photos: Skott Vuncannon/Twitter, Mellie Stanley/Facebook]