Posted: 6:39 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
Could Hollywood Hillbillies be the next big thing?
The reality show premiered Tuesday night on the Reelz channel, and while America sat back and watched, perhaps the Duck Dynasty crew were busy biting their fingernails fearing TV’s new hick family might steal their thunder.
Stan E. Hubbard, chief executive of the Reelz channel, is excited to be the next big player in the world of reality television. “We’re not looking for the next Mad Men or Sopranos, ” Hubbard said before the premiere “We’re looking for the next Duck Dynasty. ”
A cross between Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck, Hollywood Hillbillies chronicles the hilarious antics of internet superstars Michael “The Angry Ginger” and his “Mema” as they trade in their simple country living in Georgia for the bright lights of Hollywood. With the fame and fortune from more than 150 million YouTube views, Michael, his grandma Mema, aunt Dee Dee, uncle “Big” John, and the rest of the clan are ready to take Hollywood by storm.
Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think!