Rhymes with Obama.
We’re talking about MTV’s latest foray into reality TV: “Floribama Shore.”
If you liked “Jersey Shore,” Snooki and the Situation, you’ll probably want to hop on this bandwagon — it’s helmed by “JS” creator/executive producer SallyAnn Salsano.
The non-scripted show, set to premiere at 10 p.m. Nov. 27, is “the story of eight young adults who come to spend the summer in the hottest beach town on the Gulf Coast,” according to a release.
Each cast member “is armed with incredible life experiences and standing at a crossroads, whether it’s ending a relationship, tasting independence for the first time, or trying to escape the past,” producers tell Deadline.com. “This coming of age story captures the very real thrill and angst of being young and trying to figure out the future with a group of people you’ll come to call family.”
The house in which these millennial party people reside is in Panama City Beach, in the Florida panhandle near Alabama.
Is there controversy yet? Of course there is.
Do a Google search of “Floribama,” and a lounge and oyster bar’s website will inevitably pop up. It’s called Flora-bama, located in Perdido Key, on the border with Alabama.
The Star Ledger reached out to the Sunshine State venue, and folks there say their place has absolutely nothing at all to do with “Floribama Shore,” so we have to wonder why MTV chose this name.
So we have to wonder how this “Shore” spinoff will do.
MTV’s last reality series that featured a giant house of fun seekers in Sarasota, “Siesta Key,” had its fair share of scandal.
A premiere had to be canceled after one of the show’s stars, Alex Kompothecras, reportedly received death threats due to his friendship with one of the four men who appeared in the video of the infamous shark being dragged behind a boat. Miami’s Mark the Shark posted it on Instagram and it went viral. Animal activists organized a protest to have the show canceled, but it not only survived but thrived.
Last month, MTV ordered eight more episodes, according to Deadline.