‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Breaks Ratings Records When Mama June Kinda Ties The Knot

By | Thursday September 12, 2013 @ 4:12pm PDT

Weddings are crack for female viewers, so it’s maybe no surprise last night’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo commitment ceremony between Mama June and Sugar Bear clocked that TLC series’ biggest audience ever– 3.2 million viewers … Read More »

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Amy Winter Steps Down As TLC GM; Transitions Back To Marketing

By | Friday August 23, 2013 @ 12:17pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Amy Winter has stepped down as General Manager of Discovery Communications’ TLC network but will remain with the net as EVP Brand Marketing. According to an informed source, Winter told staff that her plans to relocate her family from Atlanta didn’t work out as planned. Winter has three children under age 7, and her husband works in Atlanta.

As TLC’s GM, she gets credit for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Long Island Medium, and Breaking Amish and Secret Princes and their spinoffs; she also greatly expanded the network’s Friday’s Bride Day programming thread. Winter, a longtime TLC marketing exec,  was named General Manager and EVP of the network in February 2011, replacing Eileen O’Neill when she was named Group President, Discovery and TLC Networks. Read More »

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TLC’s ‘Raising Fame’: Hollywood Career Counseling For Clueless Ingenues

By | Friday July 19, 2013 @ 1:37pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: TLC, intent upon owning the girls-seeking-fame programming thread, will air a special/backdoor pilot on August 7 called Raising Fame. It’s from Authentic Entertainment LLC — the same production house that brought you TLC’s beauty-pageant babies series, Toddlers & Tiaras, and its spinoff, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — as well as TLC’s upcoming  competing kiddie cheerleaders series, Cheer PerfectionRaising Fame is about teen girls who’ve moved to Los Angeles with Mom, seeking fame. Read More »

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