Did Honey Boo Boo get a raise?

TLC is rumored to have increased the reality show cast's earnings by up to $13,000 an episode

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Did Honey Boo Boo get a raise?

According to TMZ, the cast of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a show about an uppity family of Scottish sheep-herders, has gotten a raise:

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.

This GIF sums up America’s (aka the reality community’s) reaction:

 

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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