Friday, February 17, 2006

Hoover High To Shine On Small Screen

Here's hoping that four-time Alabama 6A champion Hoover High's venture into the world of reality television isn't a bust like it was for Montour High School in western Pennsylvania.

MTV has announced that sometime this summer it will air "Two-a-Days" (tentative title), which will chronical the Bucanneers run to their 2005 state championship. No air dates or times have been set for the eight part series, but the Birmingham News quotes an MTV official saying the show should air in MTV's primetime line-up at either 9 or 9:30.

This will be the first time that MTV has dipped its toe in the holy waters that are high school football. ESPN has done it several times including last year's "Bound For Glory" in which Hall of Famer Dick Butkus was an assistant on the Mountour High School staff. In my opinion and that of critics "Bound For Glory" was a flop.

Being a television producer myself, I believe that most show makers aren't interested in showing the real in reality. The passion and drama that is high school football doesn't have to be staged. However, also knowing the industry like I do, I know that people don't always act real when the cameras roll.

To read more from the Birmingham News about the show, please click on The High School Huddle's headline "Hoover High To Shine On Small Screen".