You’d better redneckognize it: Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is back center-stage!
PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that on April 21, TLC will premiere Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes, a two-hour television event starting at 9 p.m. ET.
The original Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premiered on TLC in 2012 and became an instant hit for the network, chronicling “Mama” June Shannon and her four daughters — including Alana, the show’s fun, feisty title star — and documenting their day-to-day life in McIntyre, Georgia. TLC cancelled the series in 2014 after Shannon was photographed with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
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The upcoming special includes never-before-seen, previously filmed footage, taking place during the summer in McIntyre, where Shannon works to juggle her kids and keep the family together — even if her methods are unconventional. (TLC has no plans to air anything beyond the previously filmed footage.)
Fans will get to watch Shannon as she takes her daughters out for some summertime fun at an amusement park — but things later sour when the girls get busted for sneaking out, leading to clashes between Shannon and her then-partner Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson over parenting techniques.
The special will also chronicle a family visit to Shannon’s daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell and her baby Kaitlyn in Alabama.
Last but not least, Alana finds herself with a special new friend: an adorable three-legged puppy. Happy watching, Honey Boo Boo fans!
The two-hour Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Lost Episodes special premieres Friday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.