1.4 min readBy Published On: February 24th, 2012Categories: Features5 Comments on Southie Reality Series

starts filming in the spring

Somerville-based Powderhouse Productions announced today development of a new TV series set in South Boston. The show will focus on the experiences of a large local family living together in a triple-decker.  No doubt one of the last remaining triple-deckers that haven’t been converted into condos. 

The company is currently in negotiation with a major cable network to start shooting in the spring.

“We want to reveal an authentic slice of life about South Boston,” says Tug Yourgrau, President and Co-founder, “one that celebrates and showcases the deep roots and strong bonds which make the community so special.”  

After major media coverage over Southie’s negative reaction to 495 Production – the LA based production company that created The Jersey Shore – Powderhouse has been feeling the effects but is working hard to convince Southie that they are not out-of-towners looking to exploit a community.

“I want to make it clear: we’re local,” says Yourgrau. “Our offices are in Davis Square, Somerville, just a few stops on the Red Line from Andrew Square.”  Guess they don’t fully get what South Boston considers local but we shall see when production is finished and the show airs.

From the Powderhouse Productions press release:
Powderhouse Productions is a national leader in the creation and production of prime-time programming for national basic cable channels. Among its long-running series shot locally are DOGS 101 (Animal Planet) shot in Somerville, Boston and Cambridge; “Boston’s Big Dig,” for EXTREME ENGINEERING (Discovery Channel), and segments of two PBS specials, RAISING CAIN, and IT’S A GIRL’S LIFE, filmed with families and schools in Dorchester, Chelsea, Revere, Melrose and Arlington.


  1. Nancy Carter February 25, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Please do not turn into something like the Jersey Shore;s which is disgusting. Make it a nice family oriented show and show the real people and what they are like and no yuppies who think that they can take us over. No way, I have lived her since I was five and am still here. So do it right Please do it Right, Thanks for listen to me sound off.  

  2. anonymous February 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    who were the lucky ladies chosen?


  3. Yuppy February 29, 2012 at 4:06 am
    Blah blah blah…yuppies aint from here…blah blah blah. Boring.
  4. dave g. March 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Seems like another bunch of clowns trying to exploit the town for profit. When everyone thought we were just a bunch of racists for trying to protect ourselves from the gov. and forced busing,you people would not even set foot in our town. Now that all you outsiders figured out what we have known our whole lives, you all want to be here.We welcome all the new people to our town, but this is not, nor will it ever be anything but southie!!!! Never refer to it as (sobo) Move somewhere else and try to change the name there,it is not wanted here.

  5. Snick_ers25 July 7, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Gennaro Angiulo

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