The cable channel schedules a “Southern Comfort” Thursday night lineup starting in January
TLC is giving The Weinstein's Company's rebranded second season return of “Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor” the coveted lead-in of its popular series, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
Starting Jan. 16, the new season of “Honey Boo Boo” will air at 9/8c followed by “Trailer Park” at 10/9c on Thursdays.
The “Southern Comfort” Thursdays coupling arrives on the heels of a Weinstein Company announcement on Wednesday that it had rebranded “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” as “Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor” for its upcoming second season on TLC.
The rebranding, the company said, was done to enable the producers to create a “Trailer Park” franchise that could be produced in different American towns similar to what Bravo has done with its “Real Housewives” franchise.
“Welcome to Myrtle Manor's” first season averaged 1.1 million viewers per episode.
In September, the Season 2 finale of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” which is produced by Authentic Entertainment, was the series’ highest rated episode ever among Women 25-54, and total viewers. It attracted 3.2 million people to the episode featuring Mama June and longtime boyfriend Sugar Bear's commitment ceremony.
See below for TLC's descriptions for the shows’ upcoming seasons in January:
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO: Now that the stresses of wedding planning have dissipated, it's time for June to ditch the bedazzled Keds and welcome back the familiar sights and sounds of rural McIntyre, GA. What better way to relax and unwind than with a romantic Southern getaway with Sugar Bear? Not in the world of Boo Boo! With the kids out of school for summer, the family is forced to spend every moment together…for better or for worse. The result: a season that kicks off with an unpredictable and bizarre family road trip that will go down in reality television history.
TRAILER PARK: WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR: The vibrant and offbeat mobile home residents are prepared for the best summer yet. But their plans shift gears when an intense rivalry erupts between Myrtle Manor and fellow trailer park, Village Creek, as each tries to one up the other in an effort to prove that they are the best trailer park in town. Manager Becky has her hands full as she goes head-to-head with longtime foe and Manager of Village Creek, Roxanne. Newlyweds Jared and Chelsey's marriage gets off to a rocky start and things get even more complicated when Chelsey gets baby fever. Amanda makes a move for the sexy new trailer park handyman, Brock; not to mention that Miss Peggy also has the hots for the 23-year-old new hire! Marvin attempts to take his relationship with Anne to the next level; and Bandit weasels his way back into Myrtle Manor, making life a living hell for Becky. Meanwhile, a mysterious new resident named Stephania moves into the park that has all the residents talking.
Also, watch the first teasers for both shows’ upcoming seasons above and below.