Cheerleaders to premiere new reality show at launch party

101128 Atlanta - The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders perform between the 1st and 2nd quarter at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010.  Curtis Compton

The 2011 cheer squad is set to make their first public appearance on Thursday. (Curtis Compton

The 2011 cheerleaders are set to make their first public appearance Thursday at the W Atlanta in Buckhead.

The squad will celebrate the launch of their new reality TV show, New South: Making the Team with the Atlanta Falcons

The five-episode series will then air exclusively on XFINITY On Demand from Comcast.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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28 comments Add your comment

South GA Dude

May 18th, 2011
5:45 pm

:) I just hope there is a 2011 season for them to cheer for

Yeah Baby!!

May 18th, 2011
6:04 pm

Feeling hot hot hot!!!

Cornerback Smurf

May 18th, 2011
6:06 pm

There’s another reality show waiting to happen. 2011 NFL the season that didn’t happen.


May 18th, 2011
7:00 pm

arnold gets to pick his next housekeeper and one failcanette is dropped each week. i might even watch that!

yo mama

May 18th, 2011
8:15 pm

oh yeah, right. like comcast knows how to make tv. cmon, its a local tv show, produced by interns. skip this one folks. not a reality show, more a marketing video for the falcons. you heard it here first.


May 18th, 2011
8:16 pm

Glad I have DirecTV and not Xspenity

May 18th, 2011
8:26 pm

Will Carolina get the #1 pick again for 2012 if there is a strike and will they pick Andrew Luck to complete the team?


May 19th, 2011
7:35 am

Yep, thank the Lord for Directv.
I’ll wager $1mill the TV writers who went on strike way back in the ’80s (or whenever) never thought they’d spawn the horridness of ‘reality’ TV. If they’d had some foresight (not ‘foreskins’ as they’re about to become a no-no in SF for CA’s ‘happy’ crowd) they’d never have put their pens down.
The devolution or our culture continues.
But then, the above writers are right – this isn’t a real reality show, just a commercial with prurience for Com-I’m glad I left-cast and the Falcons.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 19th, 2011
8:45 am — Maybe they’ll go in reverse order and Carolina will get the 32nd pick.

Dirty Dawg

May 19th, 2011
11:10 am

I don’t know who’s advising these ladies but the Falcons had better have a hand in anything and everything that ultimately airs. Face it, the last thing we need is another, embarrassing, Atlanta-based, reality show that does nothing but perpetuate the proposition that Atlanta women are idiots, and that sports-affiliated Atlanta women are not just idiots but arrogant sluts as well…I’m talking about that Housewives thing if you didn’t know.

The problem is that unless there’s some kind of idiocy and/or back-stabbing in these shows, nobody watches…and if there is it’s the team and the town that is made to look the fools.


May 19th, 2011
12:27 pm

I’m sure this will be must see tv. Can’t think of anything I’d rather watch less.


May 19th, 2011
1:53 pm

sorry dirty dog- we knew it long before any reality show came out.—smokey and the bandit


May 19th, 2011
5:31 pm

I wish you ladies would get the money the players get! If the Falcons and others put into their jobs what you guys do, they would be a great team! I wish the best for ya.


May 20th, 2011
9:12 am

please advise the broadcast times so I can schedule my knitting instead of this drivel. But seeing that this is exactly the type of no-brain TV preferred by the public, it will probably be a smash.


May 20th, 2011
9:58 am

I can’t believe guys are complaling about being able to watch some hot women. Or that guys have such a strong opinion on reality shows. I don’t watch them but I will watch this one with hot women on it. I may watch it on mute but I will be watching it. Man Up! lol


May 20th, 2011
9:59 am


May 20th, 2011
10:21 am

i think housewives(hos) of atlanta show has ruined perception of atlanta women & reality tv.


May 20th, 2011
11:13 am

I think this is going to be a great show! Being a cheerleader is hard work (I know from experience) and I think the public needs to see how much these girls go through to make the team. It’s not just about looks – these girls have amazing talent, discipline and ambition.

Falcons Fanatic

May 20th, 2011
11:20 am

I think it’s really nice that Comcast offers local programming like this. I can’t wait for the NFL season to start, but till then this will be a great way to get my Falcons fix.


May 20th, 2011
11:38 am

Hopefully, it will do more justice to Atlanta than that whole “Housewives Of….” show does.


May 20th, 2011
12:09 pm

I actually attended the Premiere Event and the show was awesome! They really put a lot into this and it shows – everyone loved the first 2 episodes and I can’t wait to see the rest of the series! do yourselves a favor and check it out next week when it airs! then leave a comment once you have seen it and can fairly judge the show or the ladies…

Jim N Buckhead

May 20th, 2011
12:21 pm

When will the AJC learn that letting people “blog” about an article is not hip or cool……some of these comments are way out of hand…Yes BO I’m talking about you…


May 20th, 2011
12:50 pm

I really love cheerleaders, man.


May 20th, 2011
1:02 pm

It’s not even on real TV. Whatever.


May 20th, 2011
1:11 pm

I know one of these girls and they do work very hard for no pay. It is very competitive. The sad part is that it is a vanity parade and these girls will and do alter their bodies for the sheer attention.


May 20th, 2011
1:15 pm

Well alright then Let’s see how this goes:)


May 20th, 2011
1:35 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 20th, 2011
1:46 pm

Tom — Thanks for sharing. The Falcons go out of their way to select career oriented cheerleaders. I believe there are some lawyers in the group, too.