We figure the average Juice* reader is repulsed at (or at the very least, shaken by) the thought of TLC's reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the dreadful show about a family of Georgia rednecks pegged to young Toddlers & Tiaras alum Alana Thompson. Yet despite repeated calls that the show heralds the end of western civilization, effective parenting techniques and proper table manners, TLC has renewed it for more episodes. If you need us, we'll be stocking out zompocalypse bunker.
"Alana and her family have become a pop culture phenomenon," TLC general manager Amy Winter told People in a statement. The first 10-episode season drew to a close this week. "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."
We don't know how much of the hilarity is intentional, but hey, what's not to love about fat hillbillies drinking Mountain Dew and Red Bull? Maybe mom June Shannon can find a coupon allowing her to have a fifth child by a fifth father. At the very least, we hope TLC renegotiated how much they're paying those bumpkins, since they were too slow to realize they made a tenth what Jon and Kate Gosselin were making.
Posted by Joshua Gillin at 4:33:02 pm on September 26, 2012