Reality TV Comes to MV


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Casting for 19 to 28 year olds is in full swing for a Docu-Soap coming to Martha’s Vineyard. This is big news, as the L.A. production company is planning to air this show on primetime via the CW network this fall after filming this summer.

According to the Martha’s Vineyard Times newspaper the premise for the Docu-Soap is ‘the usual’ – just see for yourself:

“There are moments in life that change who you are – one summer that defines you.” That’s the way 25/7 Productions, the Los Angeles-based production company that created such shows as NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” and TLC’s “A Model Life,” puts it. And, “New friends are made, others fade away, lust simmers, and sometimes, mistakes are made with no regret. But one thing is for sure, you’ll never forget your summer on The Vineyard.”

So far, the response around the island has been mostly negative, citing exploitation and the creation of more mindless fluff – not to mention a totally unrealistic snapshot of the island.

But, some folks are pretty excited – hoping the exposure will bring a much needed economic bump during less than great economic times.

I’m seeing both sides – but to combat the negative (and the worry), I’m hoping that they really pull through and somehow they’re able to capture some of the magic that happens here every summer…and all the time – to create a great series that showcases the best of the what the Vineyard has to offer to the world.

3 thoughts on “Reality TV Comes to MV”

  1. I do hope this brings you the bump and some good exposure. Otherwise the Vineyard could turn into the next hot spot for college students’ spring break. 😉

  2. That should be good for the Vineyard. Since it sounds like they are bringing people in for the filming, it shouldn’t depict actual Vineyard residents in a bad light. Hopefully it will just highlight the beautiful area and all it has to offer.

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