Lower East Side Subject of New Reality Show

Posted on: January 8th, 2010 at 6:27 am by

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[Photo via NY Times]

Well, folks, it was only a matter of time before the Lower East Side got its own reality show.  Dubbed The Scene…LES, the new program is produced by Jimmy Lloyd Productions, and “straddles the line between the music world and the real life drama of up and coming Singer-Songwriters who live around and play the circuit of performance venues on the Lower East Side of New York City.” One small problem, though; the downtown music scene is struggling to stay afloat amidst venue closures and skyrocketing rents.

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Earlier this week, an open casting call for the pilot episode popped up on Craigslist. Like any other reality show, they want “real characters” who can create drama or add “credibility to the forum.”  We think they are just looking for a Snookie.  Please excuse us while we find a barf bag…

“The Scene…L.E.S” (Lower East Side) is a reality show that straddles the line between the music world and the real life drama of up and coming Singer-Songwriters who live around and play the circuit of performance venues on the Lower East Side of New York City. The program will primarily focus on 8-10 of the best up and comers following them through their successes, failures, struggles, relationships and ambitions as they navigate their way through the myriad of challenges that is the music world today.

The unique aspect of having REAL songwriters and the potential for exposure that this opportunity will afford to those Singer-Songwriters chosen to participate will add a “Realness” factor to the show that is absent in many other reality shows which tend to focus on sheer obnoxiousness and audacity to appeal to it’s viewership.

Participants will be chosen on a number of factors with their songwriting ability high on the list of pre-requisites. There will be a smartness and genuine empathetic tone that will permeate this series.

We are not just seeking songwriters, but actors, actresses, scenesters, …people who inhabit the L.E.S music scene. We want real characters who can bring an added dimension of interest and credibility to the forum. ie: bloggers, journalists, fans…etc.

Jimmy Lloyd Productions currently produces the “The Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase” which is broadcast on WNBC’s NY NonStop. It airs 10pm Fridays, 11pm Saturdays, and Noon on Sundays.

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