Wait, what? A production company called VPEtalent is looking to cast youngsters — millennials, to be exact — who live in Highland Park for a new reality show.
“We’re not sure what exactly the show is yet, but we know it’s about a group of millennials. I would rather meet the right people and develop a show around their strengths than try to cast people into a preconceived notion,” casting director Vinnie Potestivo said in a statement.
This same casting director is apparently behind such hits as Total Request Live (which was in my era of MTV-watching), Laguna Beach (DEFINITELY in my time), and 8th & Ocean (which apparently is when I got old, because I’ve never heard of it).
Here’s the thing … the call for casting says they’re looking for 18 to 24 year olds. But 18 to 24 year olds don’t live in Highland Park, do they? Pretty sure that age group is in Uptown, and we’ve already had two reality shows on that lovely habitat (spoken as a former Uptown resident). But then again, most of the people on those shows are 30-somethings, so maybe VPEtalent is onto something. Who knows.