Do you want some of your favorite shows to have a certain down-home flair? You’re in luck because some of the most popular television shows have now embraced the southern aesthetic. Below are six shows that provide drama, entertainment and humor, all with the added country touch.
“Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” – This is TLC’s southern-fried alternative to “Say Yes to the Dress,” their popular wedding show based in New York City’s renown bridal store Kleinfeld’s. “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” set in Atlanta, Georgia’s Bridals by Lori, has much of what makes the original popular—hundreds of wedding dresses, entertaining clients, and knowledgeable, equally entertaining staff, but with a touch of southern flair.
“Swamp People” – While “The Deadliest Catch” follows several Alaskan fishing crews charged with catching seafood amid unrelenting waters, the Louisianan alligator hunters shown on “Swamp People” are charged with catching some of the world’s deadliest animals in the deadly waters of the bayou. They not only let everyone get a flavor for the bayou’s swamps, but they also show how exciting–and dangerous–their jobs are.
“Sweet Home Alabama” – ABC might have their dating shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” but southern audiences might appreciate CMT’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” a dating show that starred Devin Grissom, an Alabama native looking for love amongst a bevy of eligible bachelors. The second season of the show also starred an Alabama native, Tribble Reese, who had to choose between eligible women to find Ms. Right. The third season of the show, starring South Carolina bachelorette Paige Duke, wrapped up this year.
“Southern Nights” – “Southern Nights” is just as wild and crazy as MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” but instead of Jersey being the hangout place for this cast, the shores of Savannah, Georgia serve as the backdrop. If you want to have fun watching the antics of a group of young adults set loose on a beautiful city, make sure to take a look at “Southern Nights.”
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” – The original Real Housewives rule New York, but they have had competition with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” ever since 2008. This show provides the sass and peachy lifestyle of Atlanta, Georgia, but it also keeps the catty drama and glitz at an all-time high.
“Nashville” – NBC’s “Smash” might be chronicling the trials of creating a Broadway show, but ABC’s musical drama, “Nashville,” is taking a different route by examining the ups and downs of Nashville country music stars. The show, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, will provide the twang some audience members might feel deprived of from other television musicals. It’ll also provide drama salacious enough for the headlines.
Which southern show is your favorite?