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Southern Charm Premieres Tonite

CHARLESTON-BASED REALITY TV SHOW DEBUTS ON BRAVO Had enough Honey Boo Boo? Or Real Housewives of (insert city name)? Well tonight’s your lucky night … Bravo is premiering Southern Charm, a reality television program based in Charleston, S.C. that stars former State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel. And yes, to answer the…

CHARLESTON-BASED REALITY TV SHOW DEBUTS ON BRAVO

Had enough Honey Boo Boo? Or Real Housewives of (insert city name)?

Well tonight’s your lucky night …

Bravo is premiering Southern Charm, a reality television program based in Charleston, S.C. that stars former State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel.

And yes, to answer the burning question of the day FITS founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. “Sic Willie”) reportedly does have a cameo in the program – although we have no doubt he’ll wind up on the cutting room floor given the superfluity of gorgeous people on the program.

Wealthy, gorgeous people …

Before it aired, Southern Charm had already infuriated much of the Holy City’s old money (not to mention its new media) … with a recent feature story in Reuters laying bare the derision being heaped upon the program in its own backyard.

“These guys are going to make Charleston look like a city full of drunken, promiscuous snobs and nothing could be further from the truth,” local advertising executive Prioleau Alexander told Reuters’ Harriet McLeod. “Of course we’re a completely drunken city, but we don’t get drunk on TV.”

Ahhhh, alrighty then …

Charleston’s “cultured” are aghast, though …

“No one of breeding would consent to such a spectacle,” one old money Charlestonian told FITS, doing her best to channel Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess of Grantham.

For his part, Ravenel isn’t worried about how the show portrays him – or his city.

“I can’t embarrass anybody but myself,” he said. “Charleston is a backdrop to this drama. A setting. It’s visual scenery.”

“T-Rav” has also ripped self-serving politicians as the real “criminal class” embarrassing America.

“They may have perfect families or blemish-less backgrounds – but what are they doing after they get elected on all that cookie cutter goodie two shoes nonsense?” he asked. “They enrich themselves while bankrupting future generations of taxpayers. They are robbing your kids and your grandkids.”

Southern Charm premieres on Bravo Monday evening at 10:00 p.m. EST. Grab your favorite adult beverage – and your indignation – and enjoy!

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56 comments

Jay Ellington March 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Kill your televisions people. Anyone watching this trash is complicit in the decline of western civilization. #idiocracy #ouchmyballs

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Norma Scok March 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Pro tip: This ain’t twitter

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Jay Ellington March 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

It’s for pop culture effect.

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Thomas March 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm

This does not “premiere” tonight. It has been on.

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BrigidBernadette March 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Those were ‘previews.’ Bravo is a marketing machine.

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SCBlueWoman March 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm

They’ve run the show at least twice in it’s entirety. That’s not a preview.

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BrigidBernadette March 3, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Then why don’t you call the Bravo network and let them know that tonight is not the premier, since you know so much you dumb bitch. I guess they got it all wrong and you know what they are doing better that they do. Tonight is the premier. http://www.bravotv.com/southern-charm

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Mike at the Beach March 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Wow! Lighten up, Francis… If Bravo called tonight’s show the second coming, that wouldn’t make the baby Jesus pop out of your TV. Brace yourself; sometimes media companies lie to prop up ratings (and profits). I know, hard to fathom…

BrigidBernadette March 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm

I just said that four comments up.

SCBlueWoman March 4, 2014 at 6:30 am

Bless your dumbass heart. I don’t give a shit what you or they call it. I’m saying that they’ve played the first episode twice in it’s entirety before last night. Kiss my grits you angry f**k.

SCBlues March 4, 2014 at 8:03 am

You are nothing but a hate-filled troll.

ElizabethMaybankRhettHeywardXI March 4, 2014 at 8:16 am

Was wondering if you would chime in Thomas. Curious if any of this “reality” is catching you by surprise. I imagine the editing can spin a story away from whats really going on. Did you find the first episode to be about what you’d expected or going somewhat a different direction?

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Lowcountry March 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm

It would have been nice if the producers had done background checks on these people before putting them on TV. JD (John David) Madison has an awful reputation in Charleston business circles and he’s featured throughout the show. If you don’t believe me go to http://www.charlestoncounty.org and type this guys name under Clerk of Court. A page of forclosures and lawsuits against him. Was it that hard for the producers to find this information out or did they not care?

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Jay Ellington March 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

I’m sure it wouldn’t have mattered one way or the other. Hell, one of them is a convicted cocaine distributor.

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Smirks March 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Maybe that’s exactly why they want him on the show? People don’t watch the Kardashians because they are upstanding people who live modest, innocent lives.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

… the Kardashians …

TBG likes big butts and he cannot lie…..

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Norma Scok March 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm

What…the Real World alum doesn’t do it for you?

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Smirks March 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I would probably set myself on fire if I ended up being aired on this show.

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SCBlueWoman March 3, 2014 at 3:53 pm

The show needs to set itself on fire to save the masses from the stupidity of it all.

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Mike at the Beach March 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Excellent! They would if they possessed a single shred of decency or honor, as the cliche goes, but of course, they do not. Much like the old maxim on self-awareness- the folks who need it the most will never have it, because they’ll never know they need it.

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Jay Ellington March 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Shows like this only validate my decision to cancel cable.

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Smirks March 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm

A lot of the shows worth watching end up on Netflix anyways.

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Original Good Old Boy March 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Two reasons I continue to pay that damn cable bill. HBO and ESPN.

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Norma Scok March 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Netflix..lulz…a lot of shows from 2004. Oldest content available for pay.

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GrandTango March 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Like so much of that alleged “Reality” TV…it is disgusting, shallow and self-absorbed people…who are “famous” only because someone put a camera on them.

They are not interesting and have no character, except poor character. If they were ever charged w/ accomplishing something worthy, they’d be S#!t out of luck…Mommy and daddy have made life easy, w/ no hard choices to build these people.

Kinda reminds me of FITS…and the political class that so F#*ks up politics.

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Jack March 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm

And what do all those disgusting, shallow, self-absorbed people have in common with Jerry Sandusky, Larry Craig and Mark Foley? They are all Republicans.

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GrandTango March 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Jerry Sandusky is a Homosexual and Community Organizer…That says he IS a democrat…Dumb@$$…

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Happy Feet March 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm

What’s that tapping sound??

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Ryan Loskern March 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

“I don’t know, I liked ’em young…” says GOP’s Sen. Alexander’s Chief of Staff.

Jack March 3, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Look it up, he is a Republican. You own him GT. Just like Ted Haggard. You remember, he is a Republican too.
It seems all Republicans are either gay, adulterers, or both.

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Jay Ellington March 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Yes Jack, and the dems have Robert Decheine, John Edwards, Gary Condit, Bill Clinton, Mel Reynolds, Wade Sanders, Barney Frank and the list goes on and on. What’s your point?

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Dong Of The Loom March 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Sorry about your Duck Dynasty…

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GrandTango March 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I don’t watch Duck Dynasty Idiot…but I’m glad that old dude Kicked your Gay @$$….and he was 100 percent right about you…

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shifty henry March 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

The reality show that would be interesting —
“IMUS IN THE MORNING MEETS GRAND/TANGO IN THE FLESH”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Grand Tango is a nappy headed ho.

*Oops…Did TBG say that?*

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euwe max March 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Will they set T-Rav on fire?

If they do, I’ll watch.

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SCBlueWoman March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Maybe they’ll show the painful repair of the deviated septum.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

There has GOT to be a Richard Pryor joke in here somewhere…

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Let's Party March 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm

+1

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9" March 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Thomas Ravenel needs chest and butt-implants.He’s puny looking.

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OpenSecrets March 4, 2014 at 12:05 am

A brain transplant might help, as well…

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Yelsewh March 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Myrtle Manor with nicer clothes.

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huh? March 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

“‘T-Rav” has also ripped self-serving politicians….”‘. He states, “They may have perfect families or blemish-less backgrounds….”. They who??? What self-serving politician in South Carolina is left with a perfect family and a blemish-less background??? Sounds like he is talking out his tushie.

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Norma Scok March 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Folks is even goofier looking on TV..especially when i think he was trying to be serious speaking to a convicted cocaine dealer about launching a political career.

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Norma Scok March 3, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Having been born < 1 mile where this show as filmed, I think it pisses me off more than it disgusts me.

I hope its cancelled…quickly.

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OpenSecrets March 4, 2014 at 12:01 am

Just one term applies to Southern Charm: HUBRIS…

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OpenSecrets March 4, 2014 at 12:20 am

Another point: what ‘ole money’ are you referring to? Wall Street types & former CEOs have taken over much of Historic Charleston, & home-grown billionaires (with names like Zucker & Bakker) not only have more scruples than this faux ‘society’, of “Southern Charm”, they’re worth 20-40 times more in assets than the Thomas Ravenels of this fantasy television program….No question that Ravenel’s money is totally legitimate, not from his family (reports: he built Jiffy Lubes, shopping centers in Atlanta, GA)…Meanwhile, the ‘Charlestonians’ weren’t able to pay property taxes in historic areas, so many of them move to theme parks like I’on in Mt. Pleasant, after selling their family properties….Reality bites, mythology sells, it appears…

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Mark J March 4, 2014 at 7:15 am

T-Rav didn’t do himself any favors with this one.

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Fatty Folks March 4, 2014 at 8:24 am

You can see Will’s fat gut sticking out of his shirt when he’s talking to T-Rav on the show.
Gross!

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Mike March 4, 2014 at 8:51 am

How about his douche bag beard and bald head?

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Mike March 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

Haven’t seen such a concentration of douchebags since I went to the Carolina Cup. How old is Ravenel anyway? Seems a little old to be hanging around 20 year old guys and girls. The old rich loser angle plays well in Charleston. Everywhere else he’d just get laughed at.

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Fishmore Dolittle March 4, 2014 at 8:55 am

SC proves again that trailer trash only usually lives in trailers.
With apologies to trailer . . . most of whom are at least authentic.

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west_rhino March 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

Real Ho’s of Two Notch ought to have higher ratings…

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JJEvans March 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

The photo makes the lady appear as if she is enjoying a bukaki party.

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District 42 March 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm

The show SUCKS. Will was okay. T-Rav have a political future proves the show is fiction

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Yelsewh March 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm Reply

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