Thursday, 6 September 2012

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'Honey Boo Boo' cast: Here comes money by the thousands, "Honey Boo Boo" cast are likely saying "here comes the money." A source recently reported the TLC reality television family from “Toddlers and Tiaras” is raking in a boat-load of cash per episode. How much does Alana Thompson and her backwoods Georgia family earn?

Wednesday, the Huffington Post did a report on the widespread speculation about how much reality television stars earn from allowing cameras into their private lives. While TLC keeps the figures close to its vest, The Hollywood Reporter recently said that the "Toddlers and Tiaras" spin-off family earns between $2,000 and $4,000 per show.

With a season scheduled for 10 shows, the math adds up to at least $40,000 a year, plus a rumored "location-fee."

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch, June Shannon, responded to the report with an outburst of laughter, signaling a denial of the rumors by THR.

TMZ would learn later that the "dollar makes me hollar" star of the show and her family earn far more than the money per episode reported by the tabloid.

Reality television shows are not likely getting stars on the cheap nowadays. With Kim Kardashian reported recently as the highest-paid star on TV, it's easy to see that "there's money in them thar hills." It's no secret that the "KUWTK" star earns millions a year. However, most of that comes from other things in her empire.

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is no "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" by any stretch of the imagination. However, with 3 million viewers, it ranked higher than the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa. Imagine that?

A fair comparison would probably be with Jon and Kate Gosselin's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" on TLC during its inaugural season. According to a 2009 interview with CNN's Larry King, Jon said he and his wife at the time pulled in about $22,500 per episode.

Alana Thompson and her "Honey Boo Boo" family are probably earning a bit more, given that agents are learning the inside scoop on pay.

For a back-woods family in Georgia from "Toddlers and Tiaras", that's not a bad day's work, right?


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