Couldn't get enough of Alana Thompson, the outspoken 6-year-old beauty queen from TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras"? Or did you see her on TV and hoped she would quietly go away? It doesn't matter how you feel because TLC just ordered up six episodes of the little girl's own reality series anyway. Of course, she may be better known by her other name: Honey Boo Boo.
The TLC series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," debuting in August, will follow the Go-Go Juice-swilling pageant champ to her family home in rural Georgia, where the Thompson clan indulges in their favorite pastimes, such as free-wheeling through mud pits and picking up road kill for grilling.
The Thompson family includes Alana's stay-at-home mom, June, chalk-miner dad Sugar Bear, and her sisters: 12-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin," 15-year-old Jessica "Chubbs" and 17-year-old Anna "Chickadee" (who's pregnant).
Honey Boo Boo isn't the first "Toddlers & Tiaras" break-out star. Earlier this year, 7-year-old Eden Wood got her own reality show on Logo, titled "Eden's World." The series followed Eden and her mother as they went from home in Arkansas to New York City. Eden also has a budding singing career, with her first single, "Cutie Patootie," debuting on "The Talk" in 2010.
Luckily, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" looks to keep the country girl in the country. For better or worse.
-- Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: Alana Thompson. Credit: TLC