American has redneckognized pint-sized Alana Thompson and her self-proclaimed crazy family with the hit TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. TLC announced today that they have ordered additional episodes of the series as well as three holiday (HOLLAday) specials (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas). To date, the series has averaged 2.3 million viewers each week.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become a pop culture phenomenon,” said Amy Winter, general manager of TLC. “What you see is what you get and we are excited to share even more of Alana and her family’s unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers.”
In addition to high ratings, the digital response to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been unprecedented. From parodies on major TV shows to a Gangnam Style mash-up, Alana and her family have embedded themselves into the conversations of mainstream media. Since premiere, the show has been #1 on Trendrr.tv’s cable chart for five weeks in a row with over 1.8 Twitter mentions and 1.7 billion impressions.
Here Come Honey Boo Boo airs its season finale tonight with a special one-hour episode. Will you be watching?