“IT’S A GREAT DAY … TO BE EMBARRASSED”
Reality television crews are filming a new “docu-soap” at a trailer park in Myrtle Beach, S.C. – an as-yet-unnamed production that will air on the TLC network in December. The show is being produced by Knoxville, Tennessee-based Jupiter Entertainment (which also produces Oxygen’s “Snapped,” and Discovery’s “Sons of Guns”) and The Weinstein Co., which produces “Project Runway” and “Bridezillas.”
News of the production was first reported by The Knoxville News Sentinel last month – and was picked up this week by Palmetto State media.
“Crews for weeks have been filming in the back of Patrick’s Mobile Home Park off Highway 15 in Myrtle Beach, with several decorated trailers, a plastic pool and a large ‘Myrtle Manor’ sign in a 1950s flair,” reporter Dawn Bryant of The Sun News.
Can anybody say Here Comes Honey Boo Boo 2: Redneck Boogaloo?
Wait … what is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?
Ummm … it’s this Georgia-based show, which features a seven-year-old redneck beauty pageant contestent named Alana and her flatulent mother, borderline illiterate father, 17-year-old sister (who just gave birth to her own daughter) and pig, “Glitzy.”
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So … can a South Carolina trailer park top that?
We’re about to find out people!
In case you’re keeping score at home, South Carolina is the nation’s trailer park capital – with a whopping 17.9 percent of our homes being of the “mobile” variety. That’s easily the highest percentage in the nation – and well above the national average of 6.6 percent.
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