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

By Prachi Gupta

Published October 2, 2012 3:34PM (EDT)

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:

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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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