Never fear, Honey Boo Boo is not going away

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo ends its first season tonight, but Alana Thompson and her family aren’t done with being mocked quite yet: TLC announced today that the network has ordered more episodes, including holiday specials that it’s calling “HOLLAday specials” (sigh). It’s not clear when those new episodes will air, but the specials are for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

TLC noted that the show “has averaged 2.3 million viewers to date,” and the network’s GM, Amy Winter, said the obvious: the show “has become a pop culture phenomenon.” It has also become a media phenomenon.

Tonight’s finale is a one-hour episode, for which you should make yourself some sketti. Here’s how:

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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