12 Terrible Ideas for a Reality Show
"Toddlers & Tiaras", "Eden’s World" & "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
Idea: “Let’s film those ridiculous kiddie beauty pageants and make stars out of the contestants!”
That Led To: “Toddlers & Tiaras” (TLC, 2009-present)/”Eden’s World” (Logo, 2012-present)/”Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (TLC, 2012-present)
Did It Fail Miserably? Sadly, no. TLC’s “Tiaras” has been happily exploiting tantrum-throwing tykes for five seasons now, and now it’s breeding: “T&T” breakout star Eden Wood (all of 7 years old) got her own Logo spinoff last year, and now TLC is enjoying big ratings for its own spinoff following 6-year-old Alana Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo) and her hilarious hillbilly family. Can we put this whole genre in a permanent time-out, please?