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April 8, 2010

Bravo Debuts "The Real Political Dynasties of Southwestern PA"

PA Sen. Jane Orie reacts to indictments on
"The Real Political Dynasties of Southwestern PA."

Bravo TV announced their summer lineup today. Of particular interest to Pittsburghers will be their new reality show: "The Real Political Dynasties of Southwestern PA."

According to their press release, they guarantee that the show will feature more personal animus; explosive arguments; and petty, longstanding grudges than the finale of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and bigger hair bumps than MTV's "Jersey Shore."

The show will focus on the Orie and Zappala families, but Bravo says that if it's a success, there could be spin-offs for the Ravenstahls, the Wagners, the Costas, well, you get the picture.

Original episodes of "The Real Political Dynasties of Southwestern PA" will first air on Bravo and then will re-air on the truTV network (formally Court TV) one week later.

It's the Ories Vs. the Zappalas on Bravo's new show:

Ories: Jane, Judith, Jack, Joan (Melvin) and Janine

Zappalas: Stephen, Jr., Michele (Peck) and Stephen, Sr.


Joshua said...

Jane Orie just used the word "Mafia" to describe the Zappalas. I'm eagerly waiting for Dayvoe to write his "goomba" piece on her now.

Clyde Wynant said...

It is so sad that our political system allows for such "dynasties" to exist, from the Kennedys to the Ories. (though I'm loathe to use them both in the same sentence)

But it's true. There are thousands of smart, talented people out there with the guts and the will to actually get things done; but they are effectively blocked by these dynastic dunces, at every level. Most corporations don't allow for any sort of nepotism, but government seems to thrive on it.

I don't know if the Zappala's are more evil than the Orie's, but I do know that we shouldn't be voting for the most memorable last name, we should be voting for talent and smarts and skill and will....

Maria said...

The whole 'mafia/mob/goomba' shit is tired bigotry even when it comes out of the mouths of other Italians which I assume the Ories are.