It was a hit show for CMT for a few years before it went off the air for good in early 2016, but the production company which was responsible for Party Down South may be looking to revive the show with a new cast.
495 Productions, which also successfully produced The Jersey Shore for MTV, has put out a casting call for a new Southern themed party show, one which seems very similar in premise to Party Down South.
"The Executive Producer and Casting Director that launched the worldwide phenomenon of Jersey Shore and Party Down South are about to ignite the Sunshine State on fire and turn it up! Doron Ofir Casting and 495 Productions are raising the bar and stocking it too for the hottest summer share to date," a casting announcement reads.
"We are casting throughout the South for the hottest, loudest and proudest Southerners from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Carolinas to represent 'Merica and live together to redefine what Southern Hospitality means," it continues. "Bust out the daisy dukes, patriotic bikinis and cam trunks to show off your hard bodies, ripped abs and All-American good looks. If you're old enough to know better, young enough to not care, yer at least 21, sexy AF and ready to be the next TV legends... Apply now!"
The news of a new show with a Southern cast may be the kind fans of Party Down South have been hoping for since the original shows were taken off the air as CMT focused on more original and scripted content.
The original series, Party Down South, premiered in early 2014 and introduced the world to Lyle Boudreaux, 28, Mattie Breaux, 24, Tiffany Heinen, 25, Josh Murray, 31, Ryan "Daddy' Richards, 33, Lauren White, 21, Walt Windham, 26, and Taylor 'Lil Bit' Wright, 23, who all met and partied it up together in Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Athens, Ga. Over the first two seasons. Wright departed the show after the second season when she became pregnant, and after experiencing drama throughout the second season due to her previous hook-up with Richards. She was replaced by Hannah 'Hott Dogg' Guidry for seasons 3-5. Guidry also went on to have a child after the show ended.
The show also inspired a spin-off with a different cast who partied in the same locations as the main group during their third and fourth seasons. That original cast featured Michael Duke, 22, Magan Ladner, 23, Bradley Mitchell, 26, Ashton Mosley, 25, Hunter Robinson, 23, Raven Stein, 23, Karynda Worcester, 26, and Tommy Theis, 22. Ladner was replaced during the second season by Kelsie Davenport, 21, after she became pregnant. The show was not picked up for a third season after Raven and Bradley announced they were expecting a child together.
There is no word on what the new show may be called or how similar it would be in premise to Party Down South.