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Style Network launching ‘Big Rich Georgia’ out of Buckhead for 2013

"Big Rich Texas" at Style Network is leading to a spinoff in Georgia.

"Big Rich Texas" at Style Network is leading to a spinoff in Georgia.

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.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

71 comments Add your comment

Atlanta native

July 27th, 2012
10:55 am

No old money Buckhead women will touch this with a 10 foot pole.

Nichole Carter

July 27th, 2012
10:56 am

Wait, people are clamoring to be on reality shows?

If they like it, I love it… lol

BGreen

July 27th, 2012
10:58 am

Agreed. Not sure who’s signing up for this one among the many who fit the demographic….I hear crickets on a summer night in Buckhead…

Turtle Man

July 27th, 2012
10:58 am

“I like purdy girls. They make me feel funny. Live action, aye aye aye!”

bc

July 27th, 2012
11:02 am

The reason they haven’t been cast for the RHOA is because they don’t fit the stereotype that Bravo wanted to feed for their show. (read: Nene Leakes)

Jeb

July 27th, 2012
11:05 am

How does this affect the Dawgs’ 2013 recruiting class?

DT

July 27th, 2012
11:08 am

Fact is Bravo cast a bunch of women who think they are rich and act like they are from the streets. A great misrepresentation of our city and our culture. It’s a shame that the rest of the world thinks Atlanta women act like Kim Z. Trash.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 27th, 2012
11:12 am

If Sally Danner isn’t on the show then it can’t be real. She is on EVERY Society page in some photo since 1970.

Sluggo

July 27th, 2012
11:12 am

Why are the television Gods punishing the public with the plethora of undesired toxic reality shows?

I wish all of the reality ilk would vanish.

The Georgia Boy's Kryptonite

July 27th, 2012
11:21 am

Bama Belles are hotter and prettier, sad to say.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 27th, 2012
11:23 am

Bama Belles can catch a fish, hunt and gut a deer and Spit Tobacco without it running down her chin.

JOE JACKSON

July 27th, 2012
11:25 am

I saw them filming this @ Bobby Jones Country Club, one of the finest golf courses in Atlanta. They had to park the limo on the first tee box. Oh, the drama.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 27th, 2012
11:30 am

Where is Bobby Jones Country Club?

The Georgia Boy's Kryptonite

July 27th, 2012
11:32 am

This Georgia Boy was born to lust after Bama Belles and Chick-fil-A.

I can’t help it. GOD made me that way.

Why, I’m lusting after some Chick-fil-A right now…

I’ve got to take that Chick-fil-A Sandwich & Waffle Fries inside me.

It is the way I was born. I have no choice.

bc

July 27th, 2012
11:33 am

There isn’t a Bobby Jones Country Club. It’s a public course.

Rob

July 27th, 2012
11:34 am

I saw them at Ansley Golf Club last weekend. Should be a fun train wreck to watch

thedudeabides

July 27th, 2012
11:34 am

it’s going to be filmed in Brookfield Country Club in Roswell.

bee

July 27th, 2012
11:35 am

The only Bobby Jones anything is a golf club in Augusta

Kutcher the Butcher...

July 27th, 2012
11:35 am

“Buckhead Betties” would have made a better name for the show. “Big Rich Georgia” does not fit in any way, shape, or form.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 27th, 2012
11:39 am

bee………..you are so wrong. Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis Center are in Buckhead.
Augusta national was Designed and the Masters was Famous because of Bobby Jones. Bobby Jones name isn’t on the course at Augusta National.

bob

July 27th, 2012
11:42 am

Hopefully they’ll keep the ‘ganstas’ out of this one

Crap

July 27th, 2012
11:49 am

But Bobby Jones IS a freeway in Augusta. Also, I’d say that Bobby Jones/Bitsy Grant are more P’tree Battle than Buckhead, but what does a Buckhead native know. The damn Buckhead limits seem to expand everyday.

mj

July 27th, 2012
11:53 am

OMG. Stupid, stupid stupid, Trashy wannabes.

Uh, maybe

July 27th, 2012
11:56 am

Maybe it is filming at the Piedmont Driving Club

Val

July 27th, 2012
11:58 am

Sounds hilarious considering how most of the residents are not liquid and most are in debt up to their eyeballs but hey, at least they can pretend that they are wealthy and important.

Dug

July 27th, 2012
12:03 pm

There’s a Bobby Jones golf course near Buckhead. Although its nice, there’s nothing exclusive about it. Its a public course and anyone can play it for about $45.00 a round on the weekends…

A person SMART enough to know......

July 27th, 2012
12:03 pm

CRAP…..Peachtree Battle isn’t a CITY. Mapquest would say you are wrong.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=410887678968928&set=a.283297348394629.69468.280616815329349&type=1&theater

P’tree battle is in the Buckhead zip code 30305.

Bobby Jones Golf Coursemore info‎
384 Woodward Way Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 355-1009 x3

Hmmm

July 27th, 2012
12:05 pm

Big Rich Texas is about women at a very low end semi-private club in Dallas, so I am sure the one taping here will be along the same lines. The show will do it’s best, as does BRT, to make us all look like a bunch of bumbling idiots. GREAT! Why do people watch this crap?

Old South

July 27th, 2012
12:08 pm

Oh good… maybe we can see how the other half lives, what with their fancy restaurants and cars.

Let the world know Atlanta is a hot spot for very wealthy people who frequent such fine dining as Outback Steakhouse and Escalades with 22 rims.

ATLPeach

July 27th, 2012
12:09 pm

This should be good. I’ll watch it for sure. As far as anyone with money not touhing it…wrong! Ever seen Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. For the haters on RHOA, Kandi doesn’t pretend to be rich…she is! The rest are fakes. But give Nene credit, she’s really becoming a rich b!itch!

Lil Birdie

July 27th, 2012
12:10 pm

Clearly crafted. Probably a crew from a trailer park. BTW, Phaedra lives or lived on Buckhed I believe. No one truly legit is going to touch these shows.

ATL golfer

July 27th, 2012
12:17 pm

There is no way they are doing this at Bobby Jones. Terrible public course that is cheap for anyone to play. Clubhouse is terrible too

Peachy

July 27th, 2012
12:35 pm

So this show/train wreck will be populated by a bunch of financially leveraged wannabes looking for their moment of fame… The true wealthy movers and shakers will get no where NEAR a project like this.

Mike

July 27th, 2012
12:35 pm

No Real folks will touch this!

Mess Mess Mess!!!!!!!

Where are all the good comedy’ and tv series!

No, thank you.

July 27th, 2012
12:36 pm

G.P. Burdell

July 27th, 2012
12:37 pm

Smart and bee, many people refer to Eastlake in Brookhaven as Bobby Jones course since it was his home course.

Theron Sapp

July 27th, 2012
12:56 pm

Come on, people. East Lake isn’t in Brookhaven. Capital City is in Brookhaven. And neither Buckhead nor Peachtree Battle are cities. But yes, the Peachtree Battle neighborhood is in Buckhead.

Seriously???

July 27th, 2012
12:56 pm

@ Bob, there probably won’t be any “gangstas” on the show, but the equivalent which is called a “red-neck”.

Bert Weiss

July 27th, 2012
12:57 pm

I forbid my wife to be on this!

A person SMART enough to know......

July 27th, 2012
1:01 pm

Theron Sapp
July 27th, 2012

I drive down Lake Forrest and there is a sign right at Chastain Park that says BUCKHEAD CITY LIMITS.

In 2008, a newsletter [10] by the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation began circulating that proposed the secession of Buckhead into its own city after more than 50 years as part of Atlanta. This came on the heels of neighboring Sandy Springs, which finally became a city in late 2005 after a 30-year struggle to incorporate, and which triggered other such incorporations in metro Atlanta’s northern suburbs. Like those cities, the argument to create a city of Buckhead is based on the desire for more local control and lower taxes.

RK

July 27th, 2012
1:02 pm

They should use the Piedmont Driving Club — plenty of stories there, apparently.

909

July 27th, 2012
1:03 pm

No woman……with ANY self-respect will go near this.

That why there’s nothing but “trash” on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Can't wait-----pffffff

July 27th, 2012
1:03 pm

yeah another TV show starring uneducated spoiled p-ussy. Just what we needed to improve the cities image.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 27th, 2012
1:04 pm

Maybe is says Buckhead Community not city. The other side says entering the City of Sandy Springs.

LH

July 27th, 2012
1:24 pm

We can’t wait to see the episode where several Major Old Atlanta Buckhead Betties’ 40 something year old sons play golf at the esteemed Piedmont Driving Club neeked, pick up golf balls with their butt cheeks and disrupt an entire wedding rehearsal dinner. This will be a fantastic episode. Maybe the real characters can play themselves???

Crap

July 27th, 2012
1:25 pm

So glad you’re not really claiming Buckhead is a city, SMART. And what does a mailing address have to do with anything? You can live in DeKalb County near Buckhead and have an Atlanta mailing address, but you ain’t in Buckhead. I don’t care what the signs say about ‘Buckhead Community’.

Crap

July 27th, 2012
1:33 pm

Theron: You really think all the Ptree Battle area is in Buckhead? I might agree with Ptree Battle Shopping Center on Peachtree Rd. but that’s pushing the limits of the historical concept of Buckhead. It’s spreading because of the cachet, but it’s only wishful thinking on the part of those ‘just outside’. There’s ‘IB’ and there’s ‘OB’.

Chris

July 27th, 2012
1:52 pm

Well thanks to the tax incentivies for the Entertainment Industry these types of shows will inevitably come to Georgia, for every big hollywood production that’s chasing lower production costs in the state you will have a dozen Big Rich Georgia’s Love and Hip Hop, Real Housewives etc. Oh and BTWthe country club in Big Rich Texas is actually in Fort Worth just in a run of the mill middle class neighborhood. But with all these docu-dramas they want to glam everything up.

Anonymous Watcher

July 27th, 2012
2:14 pm

If Jack Sawyer isn’t on the show it can’t be real…he IS the society doyenne of Buckhead!

Kev

July 27th, 2012
2:15 pm

“In 2008, a newsletter [10] by the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation began circulating that proposed the secession of Buckhead into its own city after more than 50 years as part of Atlanta.”

This will be news to the ACTUAL city of Buckhead that is off I-20 in East Georgia.