I have never watched this show, but I have heard the reviews and obviously people like it. Especially since it went neck and neck in ratings with the Democratic National Convention. Apparently TLC ordered more episodes along with giving them more money. Sources would not be specific … but they say the increase gave them somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000 an episode. We’re also told TLC volunteered to cover various expenses, including a bodyguard/driver for Sugar Bear, who was incapacitated after his ATV accident. And there’s more. We’re told TLC even offered to help the family find a somewhat larger, more secure home, but June refused. She said she wanted to stay in the house because she makes a big deal over Christmas — decorating the house for the community. June is heavily involved in her town. Chile… I guess… Redneck ratchetness at it’s finest!