“Party Down South” gets boot from Pensicola, Fla. while looking to film second season

sunnews.comMarch 4, 2014 

CMT.COM

“Party Down South” executives are looking to further the show’s success with another season, but other Southern towns aren’t too keen on hosting eight rowdy strangers.

The reality television show, which airs Thursdays on CMT, spent last week in Pensacola Beach, Fla. signing contracts with the town and area bars, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

But a massive outcry from local protesters, who took to social media and email to give the show the boot, has convinced “Party Down South” producers to look elsewhere.

The grassroots campaign, which is being led by young adults in the show’s target audience, cites the show’s drunken antics and promiscuity as the reason for the outrage, according to the newspaper.

Last summer, Murrells Inlet residents took to the Georgetown County Council to protest the show’s disruptive filming in the quiet marsh. Dozens of residents complained about the litter and noise caused by the cast and crew, and the council later passed a filming ordinance. The ordinance regulates the time, manner and place associated with filming activities along the Waccamaw Neck.

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