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"Showville": Hugo included among towns visted on AMC talent competition series

Melissa Hayer Published: May 20, 2013

Hugo is one of the towns featured in the new AMC unscripted talent competition series “Showville,” premiering at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

Details on “Showville,” provided by AMC, are as follows:

Each week, a one-hour episode of “Showville” touches down in small town America and puts together a talent show in a mere four days.  On Day One, the series’ talent coaches, actor/director Alec Mapa and choreographer Lisette Bustamante, host open auditions.  Any and every kind of performer is welcome to show their stuff and tell their story; at the end of the day, Mapa and Bustamante select the four acts they feel will put on the best show for the town.  The coaches have the next 48 hours to mentor each finalist in preparation for the “big show” and the performers must also juggle their real jobs, their families and their nerves.  Day Four brings the final competition, presented at a well-known town venue for a live, local audience.  Then it’s up to the performers’ fellow citizens — including friends, family, co-workers and neighbors — to choose the victor, who is awarded $10,000 and a loving cup signifying their achievement as their town’s favorite act.

During the series run, “Showville” visits Holland, MI; Kingston, RI; Walla Walla, WA; Athens, OH; San Marcos, TX; Fairfield, IA; Hugo, OK and Mt. Airy, NC.

Created and executive produced by Laurie Girion (“Cheerleader Nation,” “Welcome to Sweetie Pies”) and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, “Showville” consists of eight one-hour episodes and premieres on Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m. on AMC.  The series centers around a small town talent show featuring local acts, who get the chance of a lifetime to be in the spotlight.  Each week, a one-hour episode of “Showville” touches down in a quintessentially American small town and puts together a talent show in a mere four days.

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