Has MTV’s hit show become a gateway for ethnic reality TV? Joyce C. Tang talks exclusively to the producers and cast of K-Town about the likelihood of an Asian invasion.
At least one copycat is getting out of the gate. In April, a posting appeared on Craigslist calling for “interesting, attractive, colorful Asian Americans to cast in a reality show similar to Jersey Shore.” After the producers shot the pilot episode recently, a steady stream of cast photos trickled out, and TMZ leaked an outrageous casting reel that got the Internet buzzing. There’s already an Asian counterpart—dubbed “The Situasian”—to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, what appears to be an equal devotion to gym time and boozing as the Jersey-ites, and hair-tugging cat fights.