Honey Boo Boo's Family Gets a Big Raise - HOW MUCH?
Perhaps you were astonished to learn early last month that Clan Boo Boo had earned a piddling $40,000 for the 10-episode inaugural season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Surely the candid mouth-breathing of the Thompson-Shannons has been worth more to TLC's parsimonious producers, which is why it comes as little surprise that the family has reportedly received a pretty hefty pay raise, from about $5,000 per episode to $20,000.
If you're worried that the Thompson-Shannon family is going to go all Hollywood on us, consider this: the family apparently left some of TLC offers on the table, such as a bodyguard for Sugar Bear and a new home that Showbiz Tonight describes as "bigger and better" than the family's current sketti-filled den. In other words, the family's keeping it real despite the raise and being lampooned on South Park, making anyone who broke the bank to build a McMansion feel pretty silly.