ABC Family Produces New Martha’s Vineyard-Based Reality Show, The Vineyard
The network produced a reality show that will premiere next month about teenagers living *dramatic* lives on Martha's Vineyard.
Get ready, nostalgic Laguna Beach fans. ABC Family produced your latest summer indulgence this year and it takes place in the ever-glorious location of Martha’s Vineyard. According to ABC Family, this docu-series (excuse me?), titled The Vineyard, cast 11 young folks living on the island for a summer of “new friends,” “new rivals,”, “tight quarters,” “trouble,” and “romance.”
The castâ€”Lou Dâ€™Agostino, Ben Rossi, Sophi Alvarez, Cat Todd, Jackie Lyons, Katie Tardif, Jonathan Franco, Emily Burns, Taelyr Robinson, Gabby LaPointe, and Daniel Lipshutzâ€”is a combination of both island localsÂ and proclaimed â€śwash-ashoresâ€ť (or yuppies who are only in town for a few months in the summer). The program will also show the vineyard’s famous Black Dog Tavern. Of the 11-person cast is a pre-med student, a Latin pop princess, “a guy who wants to turn his passion for throwing parties into a career,” and “a wannabe writer prone to falling for the wrong guy,” according to EW.
Although this show seems far from rivetingâ€”perhaps a healthy East Coast take onÂ Laguna Beachâ€”The VineyardÂ may be an appeasing change for natives of Massachusetts, at leastÂ in terms of locally based reality shows. Between the train wrecks that wereÂ Southie Rules and Wicked Single, this show may offer a new (it’s too early to sayÂ better)Â representation of our fine state.Â ButÂ before you go scheduling your DVR, save this one for theâ€”ahemâ€”less sophisticated crowd. In other words, if you’ve ever indulged in Seth Cohen’s Chrismukkah onÂ The OC, followed the downfall of Speidi onÂ The Hills, or sided Team Kristin over Team L.C. onÂ Laguna Beach, then absolutely stay tuned forÂ The Vineyard. Otherwise, keep on keeping up with The Kardashians (or something).
ABC Family’s The Vineyard premieres on July 23 at 10 p.m. Check out an exclusive trailer for the series at EW.com.
July 11, 10 a.m.: It's "Team Kristin" not "Team Kristen." We regret the error.
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