Reality Bites: ABC Family and Martha's Vineyard Break Up

A spokesperson for the ABC Family show confirmed this week that The Vineyard won't be renewed for a second season.

Beautiful but Inauthentic, Vineyard Reality Show Season Ends

They fell asleep to a sunset on the beach, drank coffee at Mocha Mott’s and had drinks at the Chowder Company. And on Tuesday night, they sealed the summer with a kiss atop the Gay Head Light.

The Vineyard, the ABC Family reality show filmed on the Island over the spring, concluded its first season on Tuesday night. The docu-drama followed a group of 20-somethings as they transitioned from adolescence to the so-called real world over the course of a Vineyard summer.

Spotlight Casts Sharp Glare as The Vineyard Reality Show Debuts

After months of speculation and vocal criticism of the very concept of a reality television show set on Martha’s Vineyard, the ABC Family docu-soap The Vineyard premiered Tuesday night. While several cast members made appearances on national entertainment shows and tweeted live, cast member and Island resident Cat Todd sat at the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company surrounded by friends.

Mixed Reviews, Small Crowd at Reality Show Premiere

Despite months of vocal critiques and speculation, when the ABC Family docu-soap The Vineyard premiered Tuesday night, all appeared quiet in Oak Bluffs. Cat Todd sat at a bar surrounded by close friends and waited for the show to air.

The Vineyard Reality Show Debuts, Premiere Parties Planned

Reality hit Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday night as the new television show The Vineyard premiered on ABC Family.

Christine Todd, Oak Bluffs Association executive director and mother to cast member Cat Todd, hosted an informal premiere party at the Chowder Company in Oak Bluffs.

Filming Wrapped, Stage Now Set For The Vineyard Reality Show Debut

Wake up at 6 a.m., head to hair, makeup and wardrobe, and you’re off to the beach.

Sounds like a typical summer on the Vineyard, right?

That was the regular routine for the cast of The Vineyard, a reality show set to premiere on ABC Family on July 23.

Edgartown Welcomes Reality Show With Open Arms

Bret Blakeney with 25/7 Productions told Edgartown selectmen Monday that filming started last week at a private property in Oak Bluffs for the “docusoap” reality show.

He reiterated that the premise of the ABC Family show is family-friendly; it will feature young adults between 18 and 26 years of age.

Reality Sets In, Production on The Vineyard Begins

The cast and crew of the reality show The Vineyard has arrived on the Island and begun work on their docu-soap, set to debut this sumer on the ABC Family network. Film crews and cast members were spotted Friday morning filming on State Beach in Oak Bluffs before moving later in the day to Vineyard Haven

Quick Pace, Possible Sequel for Vineyard Reality Show

Filming in the town of Tisbury for the ABC Family reality TV show The Vineyard will be largely limited to the Black Dog Tavern, and will require producers to work at a breakneck pace in order to meet a midsummer debut, show producers told selectmen on Tuesday. Producers for the show met with the board to discuss the impact of filming in the town; executive producer David Broome, 25/7 Productions vice president Yong Yam, production editor Brett Blakeney and film producer Karina Fadden were in attendance.

Reality Show Producers Schedule Tisbury Sitdown

The Tisbury board of selectmen will meet with producers and staff for the ABC reality show The Vineyard at their next meeting on May 7. At Tuesday’s meeting, town administrator Jay Grande said he and a group including selectman Jeffrey Kristal and the town’s harbor master, police chief, department of public works chief and Steamship Authority representative spoke with producer David Broome via conference call about general plans for proposed filming.

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