09/26/2012 01:34 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2012

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Renewed: TLC Orders Additional Episodes, Three Holiday Specials

Here comes even more "Honey Boo Boo." TLC announced Wednesday that it was ordering additional episodes of the redneck reality show that stars seven-year-old former "Toddlers & Tiaras" star Alana Thompson and her family of crass, over-the-top characters.

"'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' has become a pop culture phenomenon," Amy Winter, general manager of TLC, said in a statement. "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."

The series has become a breakout hit since premiering in early August, averaging 2.3 million viewers per episode. The additional episode order from TLC includes Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas "HOLLAday" specials and an unspecified quantity of new episodes.

The show's cast had reportedly been locked in a salary negotiation with TLC, and were asking for raises that would bring their individual salaries up to $10,000 per episode.

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" wraps up the first part of its initial 10-episode season Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET on TLC with a one-hour episode titled "It Is What It Is."



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