Southie Rules to Liven Up Your Saturday Nights

Pour one out for no one's favorite reality show.


Photo courtesy of A&E

A&E’s “Southie Rules,” America’s Sweetheart of the reality TV genre, has apparently been such a hit with viewers that the network is moving it from its original Tuesday night slot to … Saturday at 10 p.m., according to the website’s listings. Hm, so that’s probably not a great sign for our old friend “Southie Rules?” Nope, not a good sign at all. What’s more, A&E’s website schedule notes that they will play four new episodes in a row next Saturday to, you know, satiate the unbearable itch we all feel for loosely scripted, unnecessarily subtitled entertainment. (We’ve asked A&E to confirm that the schedule listings on their website are accurate, and will update with their comment.)

Hey now, there’s no reason to assume that moving the show to a time when literally everyone ought to be doing something better will necessarily hurt viewership. Few things are as well primed for a drinking game as formulaic, repetitive reality TV show. (Hey look, BostInno even made one.) But if we had to chug a beer every time someone on that show said “wicked,” well … we wouldn’t be showing up to work on Wednesday morning, now would we? No, no, much better to invite “Southie Rules” to your party Saturday night. Much better.

Eric Randall
Eric Randall Eric Randall, Contributor at Boston Magazine