AMC Greenlights Unscripted 'Road Show,' Renews 'Small Town Security'

AMC's "Small Town Security"
AMC's "Small Town Security"
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AMC is expanding its reality slate.

The network has given the green light to a new unscripted reality series, Road Shows, which centers on small town talent competitions. The show is executive produced by creator Laurie Girion (Cheerleader Nation, Welcome to Sweetie Pies) and Storyvision Entertainment, and is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.

AMC also announced on Friday the renewal for a second season of Small Town Security, which centers on a small, family-run security and private investigation company.

Both series are scheduled to premiere in the second quarter of 2013.

Road Shows brings a little bit of Hollywood to tiny towns across the country, holding open casting calls that encourage acts of all kinds to audition for Road Shows' director and choreographer. After four finalists are selected to participate in a talent show at a local venue, each performer is coached over multiple days before hitting the stage for a “Big Show” in front of a local audience. One winner is ultimately chosen.

Road Shows has been greenlit for eight, one-hour episodes.

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