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'Honey Boo Boo' Wants More Money Boo Boo

She may only be seven years old, but she drives a hard bargain.

Entering into negaotiations for a second season, the "stars" of TLC's hit reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are said to be seeking a pay increase to $10,000 per episode. Spun off from the network's controversial Toddlers & Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo has quickly become a household name as the show follows child pageant contestant Alana Thompson and her overweight, unkempt family while they go about their daily lives in rural McIntyre, Georgia.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

For the self-proclaimed redneck clan, that includes activities such as bobbing for pigs' feet, copious flatulence, and extreme couponing. The cast includes little Alana and her three sisters—12-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 15-year-old Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, and 17-year-old Anna "Chickadee" Shannon, who recently gave birth to a daughter—as well as her mama June Shannon and likely father Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson.

Like stopping at a car wreck to gawk at the damage, viewers have flocked to the show in droves, with more than 2.1 million tuning into its September 13 episode. While the Shannon-Thompson family received $4,000 an episode plus a possible built-in location fee for the first season, the startling success of the series has led them to ask for $10,000 per, although the salary will probably end up being closer to $8,000.

Honey Boo Boo will finish its initial six-episode run on TLC with a one-hour season finale on September 26. Will you be watching? If so... why? No judgment, I'm just genuinely curious.

- Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
- Alana Thompson

Written by: Chrononaut
Sep 19th, 2012, 2:22 am


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Message Posted On Sep 19th, 2012, 10:15 pm

Would someone please get rid of this absolute garbage show?

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Message Posted On Sep 19th, 2012, 6:02 am

I'm not gonna sugarcoat my feelings here. This show is garbage. Absolute trash. Anybody who watches it leaves each episode with less brain cells than they had going in. It's a truly sad thing that great, creative TV shows get canned after one season, yet this lowest common denominator rubbish gets renewed and the cast gets a raise.


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Since: 12/Oct/07
Message Posted On Sep 19th, 2012, 5:06 am

Joel, I've said this before regarding the horror of this show. I'm just plain ole embarrassed.. I live abroad and have had to endure so many terrifying things within my country. 9/11.. George W. and let's not forget Bill and Monica ( which wasn't really scandalous to the Italians here, just humorous) I pray to whatever God is listening that this show NEVER makes it to this country. I will die of mortification trying to explain the definition once again of the word REDNECK.  Sorry but I thik this WAS a little judgemental.

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