TLC orders more “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “Cheer Perfection”

With the finales of Toddlers and Tiaras and Cheer Perfection airing back-to-back tonight on TLC starting at 9pm ET, the network took this opportunity today to announce that both of the hit series about pint-sized competitors would be coming back with new episodes this summer.

Toddlers and Tiaras has been renewed for Season 6, which will include 13 one-hour episodes that continue to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the competitive lifestyles of young beauty queens (similar to Honey Boo Boo, who, don’t forget, was launched into her own spinoff series from Toddlers and Tiaras). The new episodes will showcase all-new families vying for the coveted crown.

TLC also announced that it has ordered eight new episodes of Cheer Perfection, the series that explores the ultra-competitive cheerleading lifestyle, which also features battling parents who are often more entertaining than the kids.

TLC says both Toddlers and Tiaras Season 6 and the new episodes of Cheer Perfection are slated to debut in summer 2013.

In the meantime, here are some sneak peeks at tonight’s (Feb. 6) finales of each season, which air beginning with Toddlers and Tiaras at 9pm ET and follow with Cheer Perfection at 10pm ET: