We know them affectionately as “Buckhead Betties.” They are wealthy women who lunch and organize big charity functions. The local play “Peachtree Battle” has gently mocked them over the past decade. HBO considered a pilot for a scripted show about them a few years back that never got off the ground.
But Style Network will take them on in a new reality series it just announced called “Big Rich Georgia,” set to air in 2013. The press release provides this descriptive:
The latest installment of the franchise, “Big Rich Georgia” enters the exclusive world of Buckhead Country Club, where outrageously wealthy mothers and daughters do whatever it takes to stay on top of the social scene and in control of the action. It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s full of drama.
The big stickler for me: what the heck is Buckhead Country Club? There is no such thing. The publicist did not know but will check later today to get me the actual name of the country club in question.The only real country club in the confines of Buckhead is Cherokee Town & Country Club and the woman who answered the phone there confirmed it’s definitely not them.
Someone below says it’s actually being shot in Roswell at the Brookfield Country Club, 20 miles from Buckhead proper. I’m awaiting a call back from them to confirm.
“Big Rich Georgia” is a spin-off of its hit show “Big Rich Texas,” which is about high-society women in Dallas. I am not clear either whether the Georgia version has been cast yet.
These types of shows are basically knockoffs of the “Real Housewives” model. And many folks over the years have wondered why someone from Buckhead has never been cast on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” For better or worse, here’s a chance for Buckhead Betties to get some TV love.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk