MTV Goes To the 'hood

This story is close to my heart, having grown up in Brooklyn myself. It seems as if MTV is casting for a new reality pilot, taking place at Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene. They will be looking for sophomores and juniors, a la Laguna Beach ladies, Kristin and L.C., to follow around, documenting every minutia of their daily lives. I can't imagine how they are going to promote this one. As I recall my days in a B-town high school, there were very few bikini clad trips to Cabo, but I guess this is MTV's shot at redemption for all the fluff they've been airing lately. The network has been getting some major flack, as of late, for their current teenage reality indulgence, Maui Fever, which basically portrays the residents of the island as a bunch of tourist-macking horn dogs. Brooklyn, which is the working title of the new show, will be going for another angle, highlighting the intelligence and diversity of the young set.

It makes sense to me, as I remember it, Brooklyn Tech was always regarded as the “smart” high school.

And, no, I didn’t go there.

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