Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s finale for the first half of season one aired last night and TLC has already ordered more episodes.
The reality show stars pageant queen Alana Thompson, 7, and family members, dad Sugar Bear, mother June Shannon and big sisters Pumpkin, Chickadee and Chubbs.
Amy Winter, general manager of TLC, said yesterday: “Alana and her family have become a pop culture phenomenon.
“What you see is what you get, and we are excited to share even more of their unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s finale for the first half of season one aired last night and TLC has already ordered more episodes
The Georgia-based family will also get three holiday specials – dubbed “HOLLAday” special shows, celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas with America.
Since its debut in August, the show has averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode.
The reality show topped all individual cable and network broadcasts of the Republican National Convention on August 19 getting a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Honey Boo Boo’s family are reportedly asking for a raise for Season 2, hoping for $10,000 per episode.
The currently receive a reported $4,000-per-episode but TLC has not commented on the contract negotiations.
During the finale for part one of season one, the one-hour episode titled It Is What It Is will see Honey Boo Boo prep for her latest spectacle with her “rebelchious” Uncle Poodle.
Cartwheel lessons turn into a grass fight between Honey Boo Boo, Pumpkin and Poodle and fans can see the arrival of Chickadee’s two-thumbed baby Kaitlyn.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June Shannon, is apparently at war with her ex, Michael Ford, after he has demanded she allow him to see his estranged daughter, Jessica.
Honey Boo Boo’s half sister, Jessica Shannon, also known as Chubbs, is the daughter of Michael Ford, a registered sex offender once charged with sexual exploitation of a minor over the Internet.
According to The National Enquirer, Michael Ford is remorseful of his 2005 crime, and has defied June Shannon, writing an open letter to the 15-year-old, who stars on the hit TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, urging her to get in touch with him.
Michael Ford was arrested in 2005 after he contacted an undercover policeman posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room.
He believed he was talking to a minor, and subsequently sent a naked picture of himself along with instructions on how to perform oral sex.
June Shannon is at war with her ex Michael Ford after he has demanded she allow him to see his estranged daughter Jessica
After he arranged a place to meet the supposed minor, he was immediately arrested. After pleading guilty, he spent more than two years in prison.
Now, Michael Ford says he is desperate for his daughter’s grandparents to meet her, according to the Enquirer.
But June Shannon, fiercely protective of her daughter, says Michael Ford only wants to see his daughter because she is now “famous”.
“He hasn’t wanted to deal with Jessica for 15 years, and all of a sudden, the show comes out and he’s father of the year,” she purportedly told the Enquirer.
Michael Ford, who maintains he has been paying child support since 2004, says he has tried to be a responsible parent “all along”, blaming June Shannon for his seven year absence in Jessica’s life.
“Last November, June told me if I tried to come to the house to see Jessica, she’d have me arrested for harassment!” he explained.
“I was shocked to see Jessica on television the night the show premiered, but when I tried to see her the next day, I was told: <<If you want to see your daughter, turn the television on Wednesday nights>>.”
Michael Ford says he is making a last ditch effort with an open letter to his daughter.
“Honey, your dad messed up, but I’ve done my time. Despite what you have been told, I’ve always tried to be with you.
“I’d like you to meet your grandparents before they pass on. If I had the money I’d fight to get visitation with you, but I don’t.
“Your mom thinks I want to see you to get the money from you, but I don’t want the money – I just want to spend time with my baby girl, so you can get to know me and my family. Nothing could make me happier. I love you.”