First, we had the hit YouTube parody, ‘The Real Housewives of South Boston,” and now, the actual residents of South Boston will soon make their TV debut. According to a press release today, the cable network TLC announced a new “wicked awesome” reality TV show called Southie Pride, chronicling the lives of five South Boston women and their families.
According to the release:
The people and streets, and accents, of South Boston – or, Southie – have been the backdrop of hit movies and the focus of best-selling books, and now you’ll meet the city’s real-life characters as they celebrate their friendships, battle their rivals, and raise their children. SOUTHIE PRIDE offers an insider’s look at the faith, hard work, and family that make this blue-collar enclave Beantown’s beating heart. Get ready to experience the loudest, proudest, most in-your-face subculture on the Eastern Seaboard.
Southie Pride, the working title, will be produced by 495 Productions, the company responsible for everyone’s reality show guilty pleasure, Jersey Shore. The release states that the production company already shot scenes in Southie this weekend related to the Super Bowl, and is currently looking for more cast members. Thus far, TLC has signed on for eight episodes, and the show is scheduled for a fall premiere.
“Spend some time with the women of South Boston and you quickly learn that pride runs deep, family comes first, and that their friendships and rivalries are forever,” said SallyAnn Salsano, President of 495 Productions, in the release. “And, their accents are wicked awesome.”
Hey, if the makers of Jersey Shore are behind this show, we don’t really see how it won’t be awesome. However, it might have some competition, considering that just last month, a casting call was released for a similar show called Southies, which also aimed to document the daily lives of women from Southie.
So what have we learned? People really, really love Southie. Apparently those “Real Housewives of South Boston,” were onto something. We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.