It was just a matter of time before the “Real Housewives” craze took an interesting new turn away from the rich, privileged, and overly Botoxed and into the struggling, salt-of-the-Earth, and potentially criminal. Well, that time is now and the show is “Trailer Park Housewives.”
The series, which is created and executive produced by Marklen Kennedy (Showtime’s “Gigolos“) and Pariah, the production company whose credits include “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas,” and “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,” is currently seeking casting tapes for “six special women and their entourages.”
What makes them special you ask? Well, the casting call says it all:
“The series follows the lives of sexy blue collar housewives, who live a trailer park lifestyle. From a self-proclaimed, ‘Queen Bee’ whose home is 3-feet longer than anyone else’s and doles out orders much like a modern day ‘Lord of the Flies’ to the innocent newbie trying to fit in…
“Your husbands or significant others should each have ‘Vegas’-type jobs such as: Realtor, bus driver, blackjack dealers, concierge, nightclub industry, zoo keepers, be in the witness protection program, former or current mob family members, been an extra on “CSI” more than 5 times, an attorney, poker player, work at a strip club or casino in any facet or spend way too much time there, a tram operator or just your typical every day pimp who loves watching the show “Breaking Bad.” The somewhat gray areas of the law that go on within the Trailer Parks fence reads like a combination of “Cops,” “CSI,” “Judge Judy,” “Pawn Stars,” and the “700 Club” all sprinkled together. A six-pack of beer, some video poker and a temporary restraining order are quality entertainment in these houses on wheels…”
Yes, in case you missed that: Being in the witness protection program qualifies as a Vegas-type job.
The deadline for submissions is October 1. The show will pitched to networks after that.