Real…Hillbillies creator wants viewers to “fall back in love with my people.”

Real…Hillbillies creator wants viewers to “fall back in love with my people.”
The creator of the heavily protested The Real Beverly Hillbillies says he created the show because “I thought if America can fall in love with Ozzy Osbourne after they got to know him, why couldn’t they fall back in love with my people?” The Orlando Sentinel profiles both the show’s major opponent, the newly-founded Center for Rural Strategies, and the show’s creator, Dub Cornett, who is “[a] railroad worker’s son from Appalachia, Va.,” and a producer who worked both as manager for Lucinda Williams and on the soundtrack for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” On the show’s future, the paper reports, “Though CBS has so far declined to officially cancel Cornett’s Hillbillies project for eternity, it will never be aired if its opponents have their way.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.