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Reality TV Show "The Vineyard" Announced

ABC Family wants to do for Martha's Vineyard what MTV did for the Jersey Shore. Are you ready for a "dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap" this summer?

This just in from the ABC Family channel, part of the Disney/ABC Television Network, in a press release announcing recently-approved new programming.

As posted on TV By the Numbers, the announcement reads: 

“The Vineyard,” a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap, follows a handful of 20-somethings in Martha’s Vineyard for the summer.

Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance.

“The Vineyard” is created and executive-produced by Dave Broome (“Biggest Loser”) and Brian Smith (“Masterchef”). The series is produced by 25/7 Productions.

The day, time, cast and location for the show have yet to be announced.

What do you think of this news? Is this good for the Vineyard? Will you watch the show? Are you a fan of reality TV? Tell us in the comments.

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Brenda Ward February 14, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Not sure i like this idea!
Jeff Sullivan February 14, 2013 at 02:06 PM
As long as the production doesn't impede traffic...and doesn't at all resemble Jersey Shore...I'm all for it! I'm sure most of the residents and visitors would tune in (whether they admitted it or not) and it could provide some jobs to say nothing of a likely boost to the island economy overall. Lord knows....the island is full of actors!
Laura Mateya February 14, 2013 at 03:11 PM
The Vineyard is such a great place to chill... why bring the drama??? Ugh.
anne February 14, 2013 at 03:36 PM
No I don't like it. I will not watch it.
Cynthia February 14, 2013 at 03:50 PM
This is very sad news indeed...
Josh Potter February 14, 2013 at 04:22 PM
the cw already filmed a pilot or reality vineyard show a few years back that never took
Rena Moretti February 14, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Yuck!!!! ABC will reap the low-ratings it deserves with this abomination.
Audra Myerberg February 14, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Gross. Go away.
Rainn Kingsley February 15, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Leave our peaceful island alone!
Chrysal Parrot February 15, 2013 at 03:59 PM
I have to suspend judgement until I see how they decide to represent (or misrepresent) the Vineyard. There are pervasive misconceptions about what it is really like to live here, and this show could either set the record straight, or reinforce the stereotypes. I will give it a chance.
Rose Goff Maidoff February 15, 2013 at 05:52 PM
okay, fine. be the voice of reason. I will not rant about it but instead work on my portfolio, and maybe drop off a design or two. :-)
Mark Seruya February 17, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Awful. Let's hope since ABC "family" channel will not be focused on irresponsible drinking. Let's hope this place shows to be boring and they cancel the show
ALISA ROMAN February 20, 2013 at 03:17 PM
This is is a very bad idea .".The moving hand having writ moves on" It will be a massive PR nightmare...and the residents will be left with an indelible imprint mostly negative...
Rob Sherman March 12, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Perhaps I'll get to see more of my family?
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) April 17, 2013 at 02:12 PM
I interviewed the production coordinator for nearly an hour yesterday, for an upcoming article. She told me they want to showcase the best aspects of the Island - more like "The Hills" than "Jersey Shore," she said. They're also hiring locally: http://marthasvineyard.patch.com/articles/hiring-the-vineyard-reality-tv-show-seeks-production-assistants
Ashlee Williss August 06, 2013 at 10:47 PM
The Vineyard features great music by lots of up & coming artists! Me being one of them :) My song "Hey Hey Hey" is on the 3rd episode, check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYJyztOv2IA

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