Signs of the Apocalypse on Cable TV

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s Halloween special drew a large audience by cable standards. It was the second-rated show on all of cable that night. It also dominated Twitter.


So Honey Boo Boo is now a comic book.

TLC’s hit show has other cable nets scrambling for weapons in the reality TV arms race. Oxygen TV has greenlit three new edifying programs: Fat Girl Revenge, Find Me My Man, and Too Young to Marry? If you have to ask that question…

Oxygen has begun to distance itself from All My Babies’ Mamas, a show already greenlit which is about a man who has fathered 11 children with 10 different women.

The Discovery Channel is thisclose to abandoning all pretense of caring about science.

Sweet Meteor of Death, or cable/satellite a la carte. I’m not picky.

More: Signs of the apocalypse on network TV, or, why NBC’s Today Show is a popular train wreck.


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