Is this good news or bad news? We're not sure. Honey Boo Boo is returning on July 17, 2013 - she's back, and more terrifying than ever. The 7-year-old television star returns with a new episode on TLC this summer, though it may not all be about the beauty pageant kid this time.
According to the Los Angeles Times, it's possible that Honey Boo Boo's mama will marry her long-time beau Sugar Bear in the latest instalment. In fact, the couple married in a May 5 ceremony, with Us Weekly running photographs of the newlyweds wearing camouflage and driving off into the distance in a yellow ATV with cans tied to the bag. It is believed that the nuptials were filmed, probably for the July episode.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is one of TLC's biggest shows, averaging 2.3 million viewers last fall. It puts it on par with the channel's other big-hitters like Sister Wives, Breaking Amish and Long Island Medium. However, June 'Mama' Shannon and Alana 'Boo Boo' Thompson have become targets across the media, while the family were parodied on South Park. The show has also drawn unexpected praise, particularly for Alana's endorsement of her gay uncle Lee. In a piece for the Los Angeles Times last August, writer Ada Calhoun called the "ritual stoning" of the family "a little ludicrous."
What do you think to the return of Honey Boo Boo?
Honey Boo Boo and Mother June Shannon