Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another Reality TV Show Planned To Show What Being A Hoosier Hick Is All About

If the reality TV show "Porter Ridge" on the Discovery Channel centered around Spencer, Indiana junkyard owner Terry Porter wasn't enough to confirm every negative stereotype people have about Hoosiers being a bunch of backwoods hicks, it looks like another one may be in the works. The Anderson Herald-Bulletin reports that the producer of reality TV shows, including "The Biggest Loser" and "Master Chefs" is in discussions with a local casket maker about a new show.
Chris Boots, founder and president of C.J. Boots Casket Co., 516 Meridian St., said his business was approached to participate on a reality show and producers seem eager to start casting immediately. The casket company specializes in unique woodwork and custom, detailed coffins.
Boots said he was surprised by the solicitation and they have also already spoken to production members in a video conference call.
“Hopefully this is something positive for the community,” Boots said. “If it is along the flavor of ‘Duck Dynasty’ that’s not so bad.” . . .
An email from the casting company sent to Boots says the show will feature a casket maker whose only goal is to please the sensitive wishes of the customer and create a coffin “so broadly variant that the only limitation is the customer’s imagination.” It says that Americans are starting to “borrow” from British and African cultures and have fun in honoring the deceased with specialized caskets . . .
Anderson has been fairly popular recently with reality programs including Spike TV’s “Repo Games,” MTV’s “Teen Mom,” HBO’s documentary “Dirty Driving” and a local Gothic family on ABC’s “Wife Swap.”

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