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Honey Boo Boo gets a show, on which her family eats road kill

TLC has given Honey Boo Boo, drinker of Go-Go Juice (i.e. Mountain Dew and Red Bull), her own show: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. And that’s just the start of the madness TLC is unleashing upon us, as if Toddlers & Tiaras and its abusiveness and madness weren’t enough. Then again, after you’ve played a Justin Bieber death threat for laughs, there’s nowhere to go but down.

Cameras will follow Alana and her family, including her pregnant 17-year-old sister Chickadee and another sister who’s nicknamed “Chubbs,” and her mother June, who is pictured here dressed like her daughter and thinks giving her daughter caffeine and energy drinks is an acceptable alternative to alcohol.

The network calls the show, which debuts in August, “an inside look into Alana’s world where the six-year-old pageant sensation proves that she is more than just a Go-Go Juice-drinking beauty queen”; her life also includes “four-wheeling through mud pits and picking up road kill for the family cookout.”

Yes, you read that correctly: eating road kill. Kind of a perfect metaphor for TLC’s programming strategy.

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