Sadly they are not going to film at my alma mater, although the show is going to be called “Newport Harbor.” There goes my chance to point out earthquake damage and places where people peed on things or did drugs.
The new cast of “Newport Harbor” will feature Chrissy, a smart, pretty high school senior with three top colleges to pick from; Allie, the girl whom all the boys want and all the girls want to be; Clay, a shy, good-looking junior who turns to his gregarious best friend Grant for confidence; Grant, a bad-boy junior who’s the life of the party; Chase, a senior who has a way with the girls; and Taylor, a sophomore who’s the youngest of the group and who is dating Chase.
I’m not sure where the geekulous nerds in the “inner quad” fit in, here. Oh wait, we didn’t.
The official site is at http://www.newportharbor.mtv.com/
What’s even “better” is that MTV’s Second Life clone, http://www.vmtv.com/ is going to have a “virtual Newport Harbor” which I hope includes a first-person shooter segment.
Okay, now I’m *REALLY* going back to bed.
PS: The actual reality show about this town is called “Arrested Development.”
PPS: The actual REAL real Orange County has a lot more tweakers, corrupt cops, toxic dumps, lower middle class suburban despair, brush fires, exhausted Mexican laborers, and skin problems.