By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Sep 20, 2012 09:55 PM EDT
Reality star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and her family are reportedly in negotiations with TLC to return for a second season of the hit show. The series has become a ratings success, as over 2.1 million viewers watched its Sept. 13 episode.
According to a source of the Hollywood Reporter, the Shannon-Thompson clan is looking to collect a sum of $10,000 per episode. However, another insider of the site feels as though the now famous family will most likely pull closer to $8,000 per episode after talks are completed. The potential pay day would serve to double their current salary of $4,000 a show and a supposed built-in location fee.
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"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is a program that revolves around the family and life of kiddie beauty pageant contestant Thompson. While most girls at the age of six are playing with dolls and toys, Boo Boo competes on stages.
During the show, cameras follow the Shannon-Thompson clan living life on a budget in the small town of McIntyre, Ga. Father Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson is a chalk minor while Mama June is seemingly a bargain hunter when she isn't playing stage mom.
Since its debut on Aug. 8, the TLC show has garnered the attention of millions of people. Its Aug. 9th show was viewed by nearly 3 million people, which shockingly beat out both the Republican National Convention and vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan's speech.
The "Honey Boo Boo" season one finale will air for one-hour on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC. A representative of the respective network declined to comment on a potential second season or the family's salaries. Although president of Discovery Communications Eileen O'Neill told the gossip site that a second season of the popular series is very likely. However, no final decision has yet to be confirmed.
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