Brace yourselves, Kentuckians. This summer, MTV will debut a new reality show set in Pike County, Kentucky.
The show, tentatively titled “Made in Kentucky,” follows a group of high school grads as they try to figure out the next step of their lives. This being the network that brought us “Jersey Shore” and “Floribama Shore,” it will feature a lot of shenanigans, which I’m sure MTV will pair with a Deliverance-style dueling banjo track.
Here’s the official description of the show from MTV:
“This diverse gang bucks all convention and makes their own fun through country shenanigans and wild behavior: from Hillbilly Jet Skiing and ‘Rock Bouncing’ to River-Slides, Lawnmower Jousting, and making ‘Hot Tub Pickups’ out of their trucks, there’s never a dull moment when these friends come together. In a group this tight, lives intertwine – so there’s no lack of dramatic love stories and complicated love triangles, but friendship always comes first. And while the recent national focus on Coal has revived hope in this once-thriving Coal Town, the group still questions what comes next: stay in the picturesque home they’ve loved forever…or chase opportunities outside of Coal Country?”
Ugh. While it’s nice that Pike County will be in the spotlight, I’m sure the show will be chock full of stereotypes and hillbilly jokes. It will debut in July and is expected to air Thursday nights.
Will you watch?