The summer’s reality juggernaut, TLC’s pageant-queen-at-home series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, has been renewed for a second season as well as three of what the network is terming “HOLLAday specials” for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has made an impact on the culture perhaps not seen for a TLC series since the halcyon days of Jon & Kate Plus 8. While that series focused on a family in disarray as they faced public scrutiny, the Honey Boo Boo clan, as evidenced by a ride-along profile on Gawker today, are united and relatively sanguine in the face of fame.
“Reality TV don’t last more than three years,” the matriarch, June, said to Gawker’s Rich Juzwiak. “People have a good run for about three years. Some people fizzle out within a couple of weeks. We’ve had about 10 weeks and if it stays for the next three years, great.”