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Honey Boo Boo Family

TLC Gave Them

HUGE RAISE

10/1/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo and the rest of the clan got an enormous salary raise from TLC after the second episode and they didn't even ask for it ... TMZ has learned.

Sources very familiar with the situation tell us ... the family received between $5,000 and $7,000 an episode at the beginning of the series. We're told after the second episode it was apparent to TLC they had a big hit on their hands, so network honchos approached the family and told them they were boosting their salary. Our sources would not be specific ... but they say the increase gave them somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000 an episode.

We're also told TLC volunteered to cover various expenses, including a bodyguard/driver for Sugar Bear, who was incapacitated after his ATV accident.

And there's more.  We're told TLC even offered to help the family find a somewhat larger, more secure home, but June refused.  She said she wanted to stay in the house because she makes a big deal over Christmas -- decorating the house for the community.  June is heavily involved in her town.

And one more thing on the money front.  We're told agents have been "swarming" around the family, trying to sign them but June has turned them away.  She says she doesn't want to make money the sole object of the show and she's worried if she signs with an agent that person will talk her into making various appearances that will take her away from her family.

Gotta say ... the family feels like the real deal.

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166.

Olgamreal    

Love Honey Boo Boo and her family! Wishing them all the best! Way to go Honey Boo Boo!

720 days ago
167.

SashasOpinion    

This family is pure trash. The reason people watch is because we are horrified, shocked and disgusted. People can try to say that the mom is making a choice because she cares about her family, but the pig clearly doesn't. Caring about your family would mean teaching them how to take care of their bodies, teaching them how to be nice and polite, teaching them not to have teen pregnancy, and not letting them be the butt of the national joke just to be semi-famous. They clearly don't care about each other. Say what you will about the Kardashians, but at least at the end of the day, they care about each other and help each other succeed. This family doesn't do that and doesn't give a fcuk about one another, AND to top it off are fat ugly rednecks.

720 days ago
168.

ICYNDICY    

I watched 15 minutes of one episode and almost threw up. The child is an obnoxious little narcissist with ADD, and the mother is an enabler who is a fat pig. These people are not "real". They're straight up trash!

720 days ago
169.

cheryl    

I like this family and I like June for showing money is not a major thing for her but family is. Plus that lil' Alana is way too cute!! I love her and the lil' quotes she recalls from her momma! lol...she is too cute!

720 days ago
170.

anon    

****ing disgrace and shame on TLC for this show and the toddlers in tiaras, yes by all means let's give pedos something to watch

720 days ago
171.

ObietigerThis    

O good now the family can afford their own trash cans ,their own newspaper subscription,bail money for the parents ,they can afford a membership where they treated with respect Jenny Craig .

719 days ago
172.

Blaze11     

GOOD 4 U Honey Boo Boo! Run those big haired, botoxed bitches on the RHONJ & those Gawd AWFUL NASTY Kardashians OFF THE AIR ENTIRELY!
I'd rather see the innocence of HBB than those media whores get another second of air time. SAVE US HONEY BOO BOO!!!!

719 days ago
173.

Passion Of The Taint    

Wow! What a lovely Gene Pool...
My I.Q. just dropped down to 23 when reading this. Durrrrrrrr!

719 days ago
174.

kola    

great now manbe they will go out and buy a luxury double wide with all the fixin

719 days ago
175.

Cheyenne    

i need that money to and i need a show of my own how about you

717 days ago
176.

jedi    

honey poo poo is 32 with a 17 year old kid?? makes her a 14 pragent buy a 22 year old daddy doo doo. wow sounds like winners to me.

715 days ago
177.

jedi    

honey doo doo's momma is 32 and honey doo doo's dad is 40 with a 17 year old pregant kid. let do the math. 14 year old mommy doo doo with a daddy doo doo 22 years old. sound like a bunch of winners to me. G

715 days ago
178.

Ken    

I've never seen a more pathetic pair of worthless parents. Please tell me they do not live in the U.S.A !

706 days ago
179.

Sara    

This show is a joke. Their kid shous be taken away. What they feed those kids is pure poison; all that sugar and her "go go juice" is abuse in my opinion! These people are a humiliation. There's no way they should be allowed to be on tv. What is this country coming to? Promoting such a nasty excuse of family values. Disgusting.

705 days ago
180.

PetMommy62    

Honey Boo Boo is the dumbest show along with toddlers in tiaras and dance moms! What does any of these shows have to do with TLC? What are we supposed to be learning? How to be glorified trailer trash?

702 days ago
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