This morning Bo shouted that he was in a studio filming something with country music group Lonestar, but he didn’t give any details. This afternoon, the production studio let the cat half out of the bag:
NorthStar Studios ?@NorthStarStudio
Had country music entertainers Keith Anderson, Bo Bice, & Lonestar in studio today filming the pilot episode of a new country comedy series!
Whoa – I didn’t expect that. Can’t wait for more details. From the photo Bo posted of the filming, it doesn’t look like a sitcom sort of thing. Maybe just some good old boys sitting around telling stories and singing now and then? GAC and especially CMT are both showing less videos and more reality/redneck/rural programming, so there is a market out there.
Good luck having the show picked up, Bo! We’d love to see you smiling on teevee again.
UPDATE: The show is called Honky Tonk Central. Here’s the description (before a slight name change)…
There is a new voice in television sketch comedy and it has a distinct southern accent. Honky Tonk Row: Live is getting set for production and casting will be happening soon to find the next rising stars in the world of comedy performance.
Honky Tonk Row:Live is a reboot of the classic sketch series Hee Haw which entertained fans across the country for 23 knee slapping seasons. The producers are aiming to bring the same down home comedy that gave Hee Haw it’s now legendary status in the annuls of comedy to the modern world of country for fans of all ages to enjoy. This will be live variety show featuring the top musical acts, comedians and up and coming talent in the world of country. This southern fried Saturday Night Live is sure to have millions of fans in hysterics every week.
It sounds like Bo is probably a musical guest.
Fiji House Productions, the production company, has pictures of the set on its facebook page.
Here’s Bo, Lonestar, and Keith Anderson on the set today. (click to enlarge)
Keith Anderson ?@KAcom
Just finished taping a FUNNY scene in the pilot of Lonestar’s new sketch comedy variety show!!