YouTube sensation Michael Kittrell has a new reality show premiering on the Reelz Channel in January 2014 and his family is already stirring the pot slamming "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Alana Thompson. The show titled "Hollywood Hillbillies" follows Kittrell and his family as they make the move out of Georgia to Hollywood, has already been compared to the TLC program.
The cast was presented at the TCA panel in Hollywood and Dee Dee Peters, Michael's sister, took a jab at Honey Boo Boo saying she should be 'spanked' for her bad behavior and adding, "She's terrible. If I would be acting like that, we would have been buried in the backyard."
Michael found fame after his "Gingers Do Have Souls" video became a viral sensation. It has since racked up over 34 million views since it was uploaded on the video sharing site back in January 2010. The inevitable similarities between both shows following a Southern family are going to be there, but will the public respond well to the new show?
"Honey Boo Boo" already has captivated the public on television and her show is broadcasted on the TLC channel that has an established audience. On the contrary, the show starring "Angry Ginger" will be aired on Reelz, which doesn't have the same reach. It will be interesting to see if his subscribers from his YouTube channel migrated to watch his antics on television now.
Do you think "Hollywood Hillbillies" will be a hit on television?