Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an American reality television series that aired on TLC featuring the family of child beauty pageant contestant Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
Let’s see some interesting facts about it!
1. The show premiered on August 8, 2012 and ended on August 14, 2014.
2. Thompson and her family originally rose to fame on TLC’s reality series Toddlers & Tiaras.
3. The show mainly revolves around Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and “Mama” June Shannon, and their family’s adventures in the southern town of McIntyre, Georgia.
4. The reality series has received predominantly negative reviews from television critics.
5. On October 24, 2014, TLC cancelled the series after four seasons after reports alleged that cast member June Shannon was romantically involved with a registered sex offender.
6. A fifth season of new episodes remains unaired after the announcement of the cancellatioIn addition to Alana, who was six years old when the first season was filmed, the show features her stay-at-home mother, June “Mama June” Shannon; her father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, a chalk miner; and her three sisters: Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, and Anna “Chickadee” Shannon.
7. Anna Shannon gave birth to a daughter, Kaitlyn Shannon, in the first season finale.
8. The first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired from August 8 to October 26, 2012, and was followed by four specials airing in early 2013.
9. In September 2012, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was renewed for a second season.
10. The second season debuted July 17, 2013, and concluded on September 11, 2013.
11. The second season featured preparations for the wedding/”commitment ceremony” of June Shannon and Mike Thompson. For the second season premiere, TLC distributed “Watch ‘N’ Sniff” cards, allowing viewers to release scents correlating with specific scenes.
12. It was announced on September 20, 2013, that TLC had ordered a twelve-episode third season and three specials.
13. The third season premiered on January 16, 2014, and concluded on March 6, 2014.
14. The series premiere episode attained a 1.6 rating in the 18–49 demographic, attracting 2.2 million viewers.
15. The series was one of TLC’s highest-rated shows in its first season.
17. The August 29 episode, airing on Wednesday night during the 2012 Republican National Convention, attracted almost 3 million viewers and scored a 1.3 rating among 18- to 49-year-olds, the highest rating in that age group for any cable program that night, though about 20 million in all were watching the convention.
18. Fox News convention coverage was second in the time period with a 1.2 rating, followed by NBC coverage with 1.1.
19. Critical reaction to the series has been mixed, with some characterizing the show as “offensive,” “outrageous,” and “exploitative,” while others calling it “must-see TV.”