Love it or hate it, TLC's reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has fascinated America. Whether you watch the show or not, you almost certainly have heard of it. The fact that it gave Bill Clinton's Democratic National Convention speech a run for its money is proof that it's become quite the TV phenomenon.
The show, which is a spin-off of TLC's controversial Toddlers & Tiaras, follows the day-to-day life of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, a miniature pageant queen, and her close-knit Georgia family.
American viewers soon became captivated by Honey Boo Boo, whether their opinions of the show were positive, negative or just incredulous. TLC took note and ordered more episodes and holiday specials, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
TLC's Amy Winter says, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become a pop culture phenomenon. What you see is what you get and we are excited to share even more of Alana and her family's hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers."
The news comes on the day of what was originally intended to be the show's first season finale. The episode will now be more of a mid-season finale.
Holiday specials later in the year will cover the family's Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.