a new reality show
Southie has survived two reality shows already. First there was A&E’s Southie Rules, then there was VH1’s Wicked Single – both tanked. Now the Discovery Channel is throwing its hat in the ring with the announcement of a new reality series with the illegal business of sports gambling as the subject. “Saint Hoods” features three tough neighborhood crews – Southie, Dorchester and Rosindale, as they battle for “ultimate control and power.”
According to the Discovery Channel’s press release, Southie is #1 when it comes to a position of power. This neighborhood gang is run by the none other than the notorious Pat Nee, lifelong Southie resident and member of Whitey Bulger’s gang.
So what does a bookie crew actually do? The crews claim to “offer loans, move merchandise and solve “neighborhood” problems on their own term.”
As for how “real” Saint Hoods will be, the press release states, “some identifying information and property has been changed in the series and some scenes have been dramatized.”
Question: Since this business is illegal, will the cops come-a-knocking after the first episode airs? Hmmmm…….we shall see, Southie!
The series premieres Friday, August 2nd at 10pm on the Discovery Channel.
We know we’ll be tuning in!