Cheeseheads are about to get a lot cheesier.
The rabid Green Bay Packers fans, known for their extreme passion and dedication, wil be the subject of a new reality show on TBS. During its upfront presentation to advertisers this week in New York, the network announced that reality TV guru Jason Carbone, whose previous work includes ABC's "The Bachelor" and "the Bachelorette," will be the executive producer of the program.
The network held a casting call in Green Bay in December, and 80 green and gold clad fans showed up to demonstrate their extreme loyalty to the Packers.
"Wisconsin in general has great people and it's an area that hasn't been shown to all of America yet on television," Kjerstin Johnson, a casting associate with the production company Good Clean Fun, said at the time. "We find it fascinating, and think the personalities are great, and want to catalog it a bit."
Apparently, the network must have liked what it saw.
"These citizens don't just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast," the network wrote in a release. "For them, being a Cheesehead is more than just being a fan. It's a way of life. This show will take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how – loud, proud and with lots of beer. For these folks, there is no off-season."
No date was announced for the show's premiere.