TLC orders two more "southern" reality shows

Still of man wearing american flag hat from "Myrtle Manor"

Does anyone else remember when TLC was called “The Learning Channel”? That’s right folks; the network that brings you educational gems such as “Toddlers & Tiaras” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was actually founded in 1972 by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare along with NASA and was dedicated to “providing real education through the medium of TV”. How the times have changed, but I digress…on with the news!

TLC has ordered two more series to feed the ravenous appetite of their audience for southern style reality shows. “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” and “Gypsy Sisters” will both debut in early 2013. “Myrtle Manor” which TLC General Manager Amy Winter describes as having “the elements of ‘Honey Boo Boo’ and the kind of culture we love with a little bit of a ‘Melrose Place’ element” will follow the daily dramas of the citizens of a trailer park. “Gypsy Sisters” is a spinoff of TLC’s “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” and will look deeper into the American gypsy subculture. Oh good, more exploitation of families personal lives for entertainment!

TLC is not the first network to be jumping on the southern-themed bandwagon recently. The addition of TLC’s shows comes on the heels of MTV’s small-town West Virginia version of “Jersey Shore”, called “Buckwild”. When confronted with the reality that TLC programming is perpetuating negative stereotypes with their programming choices, they said “We always want big fun characters, and some regions rise to the top”.

So much for learning and education. Do you love or hate the reality shows TLC has to offer?


Written by: harrisr
Dec 15th, 2012, 8:05 am


Message Posted On Apr 22nd, 2013, 8:07 pm
Who cares most of the people on here posting negative comments are just sad about the lives they live. While the camera is on them, some of you are on here just sitting in your chair, sad that it wasn't you! Who cares if its a trailer park and what the topic is about. You were drawn to it and watched it and now, your commenting on it! Your good or bad comments just make them get more money! Lol I love the show, it's plain entertaining and it makes a slow hour go by fast.
Barney Fife

Message Posted On Mar 17th, 2013, 8:29 pm
G Diggity

Message Posted On Mar 11th, 2013, 8:35 am
Man...Tyler's boys are out in full force with the anti-Jared mantra. Saw that coming. Don't forget how little Ty actually cares about any of you.

Message Posted On Mar 4th, 2013, 9:14 pm
Uhm, the fact that people consider moving to a TRAILER PARK is "getting out" of the hometown & "doing something big" makes me ashamed of the group of people I grew up with in this very same town this character is from.

Message Posted On Mar 4th, 2013, 7:10 pm
Let's be honest folks, white trash from ohio, that moved to myrtle beach to live in the esteemed Myrtle Manor trailer park, has not really done much to elevate himself. In really any regard. So TLC cuts him a check to legitimize what a fuck up he is? The problem here is that we are even interested enough in people like Jared to watch these shows, and leave anonymous comments, even though we all know we went to high school together. This kid is a god damn joke and so is TLC. We all know trash TV is a fantastic launching point for a legitimate career so let me be the first to ask for this bright star on the rises autograph. Here's to you jared. You beefed up wasted trash ball.

Message Posted On Feb 17th, 2013, 12:31 pm
Ah, yes, Marietta, Ohio--the land of the three P's: the Passive-Aggressive, the Petty, and the Plebes. Makes total sense, though, that their ignorance is starting to become noticed on a national scale.

Message Posted On Feb 17th, 2013, 4:28 am
Never heard of Marietta in my life - my comments are based off personal events on the Carolina Coasts.
Let's Go To Jape's

Message Posted On Feb 16th, 2013, 7:35 pm
And yet another Tyler fanboy/fangirl arrives to trash Jared so their femboy LA hero won't have the spotlight taken away from him. Listen, where you people are getting that Jared is a two-faced misogynist is beyond me. The reason you probably think he has "major issues" is most likely because of the stupid Marietta system and the ridiculous and unwarranted petty bullying and favoritism that goes on there. Many graduate of the pathetic high school there have trauma that has carried over from bullying and being screwed over by people such as The Golden LA Hero. I guess it's OK to come on here and hate on Jared because he bucked the entire system, right? Yeah, they don't like that in Marietta when one of the "scumbags" does something great. They fear it. They fear success, and they fear change. Thus, they fear Jared and people like him. So, my suggestion is you go back to the Wal-Mart parking lot and sit there and stare at people like the creepers you probably are; and--when you're bored with that--go ahead and be the typical slow-driving Marietta prick who purposefully slows down just to screw with other drivers on Route 7. Go ahead and do that, because Jared has so many big things ahead of him and will be laughing it up when you're still wandering around the Grand Central Mall, thinking you're "so cool" because you "got one of them there Hollisters now." That city--actually, the entire Mid-Ohio Valley--and its residents are disgusting and a shame to humanity--and even if TLC portrays Myrtle Beach negatively, said portrayal will still be a thousand times better than what Marietta, Ohio is like. I hope Jared goes far while you struggle to accept the fact that you are just a fanboy of an LA "hero" who doesn't give one iota about you. I'm through with Marietta, and am so glad Jared is, too.

Message Posted On Feb 14th, 2013, 12:42 am
Need to add my 2 cents about Jared; he has major issues and is two-faced - that's just a fact. He's self righteous and misogynistic. Hope he grows up one day. The reason he doesn't like to discuss the show is because of all the embarrassing shit they asked him to do. That and he's already blown any money he received.

Message Posted On Feb 10th, 2013, 11:23 am
Dear guy who posted directly before me: Learn to spell, and then maybe people might take you seriously. J$
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