TLC announced earlier this week that they will be airing a documentary mini-series titled Bama Belles based on the lives of five women living in the small town of Dothan, Alabama. (You can read the TLC press release with brief descriptions of all the ladies in my initial Bama Belles post HERE)
The show is set to premiere on Sunday, December 5 and the very first commercial aired last night during Sarah Palin’s Alaska! The clip isn’t officially available online yet, but thanks to the efforts of one “dakotabamabelle” – surely no relation to cast member Dakota Redding! – I can share a homemade recording of the commercial made from what appears to be a very nice, high-definition flatscreen television:
“If you jump on one of us, you jump on all of us.” That sounds like a Southern Caroline Manzo to me! Yeah, but can Caroline Manzo reel in a 10-pound bass?!?!
Here’s a description of the Real Housewives style show from TLC:
TLC is set to premiere the new limited series BAMA BELLES, a docu-series following a group of down-home Alabama women as they juggle their careers, home lives and relationships with one another. The series will air as three one-hour episodes over three consecutive weeks and debuts on December 5th at 10PM only on TLC.
These women, who reside in rural Dothan, Alabama, deal with everything from packed work schedules, to packing a lunch. They get down and dirty in the south hunting, fishing, four wheeling and tailgating at stock car races. These larger than life Southerners show everyone how real women do it on the other side of the Mason Dixon line.
And a sneak peek video of the ladies at a lawnmower race during which the delicate issue of toothlessness is discussed:
(Closing shot of cast member Val Tagnini to pretty much shut up all male critics of the show.)