In what ranks as one of the greatest bargains since the Dutch bought Manhattan for $24, TLC is paying 7-year-old reality-TV superstar Honey Boo Boo just $4,000 an episode, according to reports.
Little Alana Thompson - who stars in the surprise hit "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" - and her family are drawing more than 3 million viewers a week since the show debuted last month.
That's more than the Kardashians and the Republican National Convention.
But, according to the Hollywood Reporter, her network, TLC, is paying her just $40,000 for 10 episodes of the show's first season - plus a small additional fee to use the family home in rural McIntyre, Ga., to film the show.
Originally set at just six hours, TLC resumed filming the family late last month to create new episodes and extend the season.
TLC declined to comment on the deal.
The show, a spinoff of the network's addictive "Toddlers & Tiaras" series, follows the baby pageant winner and her big- personality mother every week.
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