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'Honey Boo Boo' Might Get $40K for Whole Season

Family gets a modest $2K to $4K per show from TLC
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2012 5:25 PM CDT
'Honey Boo Boo' Might Get $40K for Whole Season
Alana Thompson stars in 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' on TLC.   (TLC.com)

(Newser) Here Comes Honey Boo Boo might be the newest smash hit reality show, but 7-year-old pageant contestant Alana Thompson and her offbeat family in rural Georgia aren't exactly getting crazy rich. The TLC show registered a strong 3 million viewers for its last episode—more than any network got airing the Republican convention—but the Hollywood Reporter reveals TLC pays the family a modest $2,000 to $4,000 an episode. Which means the family might get about $40,000 for the whole season. TLC wouldn't confirm, but THR calls that a "lucrative" deal for the network. (Read more Here Comes Honey Boo Boo stories.)

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