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'Honey Boo Boo' Pay Increase: TLC Stars Reportedly Want Big Salary Raise For Season 2

09/19/2012 03:45 pm ET | Updated Sep 21, 2012

You better "redneckognize." The cast of TLC's new hit series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" reportedly want a big salary raise come Season 2.

Seven-year-old pageant star Alana Thompson and her family are allegedly in talks to return for another season of the TLC reality show, but want to renegotiate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Honey Boo Boo" and family is reportedly asking for a pay raise, bumping up their salary to $10,000 per episode.

THR reported that the "Honey Boo Boo" stars will likely snag an $8,000-per-episode salary after negotiations with the network conclude.

The magazine previously reported that the "Honey Boo Boo" family was earning between $2,000 and $4,000 per episode, totaling $40,000 for the 10-episode season. However, June Shannon, known on the show as "Mama June," laughed at the report and made it clear to TMZ that she and her family are already making much more.

"Honey Boo Boo" has definitely scored big in the ratings (according a press release from TV by the Numbers):

For the fourth week in a row, the premiere of TLC’s HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO (Wednesday, 8/22/12, 8/29/12, 9/5/12, 9/12/12 at 10-10:30P ET/PT) was the #1 program in delivery among all ad-supported cable on the night with key women demos (18-49/18-34). In addition, it ranked #1 for the third week in a row in ad-supported cable on the night among P18-34. It also ranked 3rd among P18-49 in delivery and 4th with P/W25-54.

The show also rose to the No. 1 spot on Trendrr.tv's social cable chart. Seven show topics have trended on Twitter and impressions have reached 1.5 billion since premiere.

In comparison, the Kardashians signed a deal for $30 million for three more seasons of E!’s "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," TMZ reported in April. The sixth season averaged 3 million viewers and the Season 7 finale took in 3.6 million viewers, according to THR.

The season finale of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" airs Wednesday, Sept. 26 on TLC.

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