TLC Contemplates Life After “Honey Boo Boo”

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Now that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a documented success, TLC’s favorite trashy family is trying to capitalize on their popularity and is negotiating a substantial pay raise for the upcoming second season.  While TLC will most likely grant a pay raise, it is already looking for a new breakout star since Honey Boo Boo can remain “cute” for only so long.  While the cable network is tight-lipped on its programming plans, sources have leaked possible follow-up reality shows to replace Honey Boo Boo when the time comes.  Here is a list of some of the possible new shows on the horizon:

Escape from Scientology – This series stars Suri Cruise as she tries to flee the cult religion with L. Ron Hubbard’s militia and Kirstie Alley in hot pursuit on the streets of NYC.

Living on Parole – a new vehicle (pun intended) for Lindsay Lohan and her co-star in drunken and disorderly crime, Amanda Bynes. Follow the comic duo as they wreck cars, run down pedestrians and cause general mayhem wherever they go as they struggle to get cast in their next feature film.

Living the Tebow Way – Football Star Tim Tebow takes over as the “head of the household” in this fun project which boasts fellow evangelist Kirk Cameron as its executive producer. In this show, Tebow inserts himself into families in need of a strong, dominant, extra-Christian male. According to research, most females ages 20-45 will not mind having the well-built athlete in their home no matter what he is preaching. However, producers hope the real drama will start when the “wives” find out, that unlike the women in another TLC show Sister Wives, Tebow’s women can look at the beefy quarterback but they cannot touch.  TLC is very high on this show as you can imagine.

Clint Eastwood Presents – This new TLC project is being billed as Dr. Phil meets Celebrity Ghost Stories: An innovative talk show where star Clint Eastwood interviews a surprise guest who may or may not actually be on the set. One variation of the show has guests calling in to guess who Clint is talking to.

Referee Swap –This series chronicles the upside down lives of both the real NFL Refs, who might still be out of jobs if the damn strike continues, and the league’s Replacement Refs. The two sets of refs switch lives, and the cameras follow the Officials as they struggle to adapt in their very unfamiliar worlds.  Co-produced by ESPN, who is no stranger to trash TV themselves, the show will invite guest stars including Roger Goodell, Chris Berman and for a little female representation, Pamela Anderson, to narrate the daily goings on of these much maligned men.

I never thought I would say this, but it might truly be worthwhile to keep Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on the air.

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5 thoughts on “TLC Contemplates Life After “Honey Boo Boo””

  1. I’d actually watch the Clint Eastwood one. Talking to an empty chair is not easy for an actor. I’d just like to see if he can make it believable.

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