What happens when you assemble a famous group of friends, a lake house and a camera crew? Instant Reality TV Gold. The pros at MTV knew exactly what they were looking for because they stumbled upon such a band of cronies who had started the drama before the cameras even rolled. We’re talking about the cast of Buckhead Shore, the latest show to join the Jersey Shore franchise.
Think back to the early days of “Jersey Shore” — nobody really knew who Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was, and “The Situation” was more of a sentence than a person. Sayings like “Cabs are here!” weren’t yet in pop culture slang, and everyday acronyms like “GTL” meant very little to those outside of shore New Jersey. Thanks to Jersey Shore, the reality TV game has changed, and now the cast of Buckhead Shore are ready to follow in their footsteps.
Ahead of the premiere of “Buckhead Shore,” we sat down with stars JuJu Barney, Katie Canham, Savannah Gabriel, Adamo Giraldo, Parker Lipman, Bethania Locke, Pat Muresan, Chelsea Prescott and DJ Simmons to discuss all the twists and turns of the season will bring it, and the cast didn’t hold back.
The established circle of friends always thought their adventures would do well on TV
It’s always easy to look at your own group of friends and think, “Our dynamic would make a great TV show.” However, for the cast of “Buckhead Shore,” it actually happened. As we sat down with the stars, we chatted about the show and all the drama that comes with season one, with Pat Muresan opening the conversation.
“I feel like we didn’t have to hold back at all. We’re all best friends at the end of the day and we are,” he said. “We had cameras following us and everyone on the production side was great. We had a good time. The cameras were on the whole time and we were doing what we usually do – arguing, fighting, whatever it is, having a good time.”
Parker Lipman echoed his attitude, telling us that the unpredictable season of Buckhead Shore is the result of the last decade as lifelong friends have been vacationing at his lakeside home for years.
“[It’s] some [that] always happens or unfolds, and this time they caught it on camera,” he told us, with DJ Simmons echoing the sentiment by saying, “It’s crazy because we were always like, ‘This shit should be on camera be .’ And then Parker suddenly said, ‘Hey brother, I’m making this TV [with Katie, and suddenly]’ It turns into something.”
Viewers can look forward to a very varied season full of surprising twists and turns
Pat Muresan told us there’s always something “juicy” going on in the Friends Group and didn’t drop much. We reached out to Chelsea Prescott, who told us everything was on the table for Buckhead Shore. When we asked her what viewers can expect from the season, she shared that it’s all fair game.
“You will learn about sexual health and sexual poetry and every precarious situation you can think of from the book,” Prescott told us. “You’re going to learn about damn tree nuts. You will learn about the world.”
DJ Simmons echoed a very similar sentiment, saying viewers can expect plenty of drama, fights, makeup, breakups, and all the “heartbreak” that comes with it. Is this friend group still intact after all this? Muresan gave us a little insight.
“None of our actual disputes really last. At the end of the day we’re all best friends and we love and care for each other,” he said. “We love everyone and nothing is personal in this group of friends.”
New episodes of “Buckhead Shore” air Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET on MTV.