Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an American reality television series on TLC, featuring the family of child beauty pageant contestant Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. The show premiered on August 8, 2012. Thompson and her family originally rose to fame on TLC’s reality series Toddlers & Tiaras. The show was primarily filmed in and around their rural hometown of McIntyre, Georgia.
In addition to Alana, who was six years old when the first season was filmed, the show features her stay-at-home mother, June “Mama June” Shannon; her father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, a chalk miner; and her three sisters: Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, and Anna “Chickadee” Shannon. Anna Shannon gave birth to a daughter, Kaitlyn Shannon, in the first season finale.
The first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired from August 8 to October 26, 2012, and was followed by four specials airing in early 2013.
In September 2012, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was renewed for a second season. The second season debuted July 17, 2013, and concluded on September 11, 2013. The second season featured preparations for the wedding/”commitment ceremony” of June Shannon and Mike Thompson. For the second season premiere, TLC distributed “Watch ‘N’ Sniff” cards, allowing viewers to release scents correlating with specific scenes.
It was announced on September 20, 2013, that TLC had ordered a twelve-episode third season and three specials. The third season premiered on January 16, 2014, and concluded on March 6, 2014.