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May 11, 2010

Tru Story: Cable network filming pool party reality series in Miami

In some twisted attempt to prove that Miami isn't the Paris Hilton of American cities, overexposed to the point of exhaustion and, eventually, obsoleteness, Tru TV, whose tag line is truly "Actuality. Not Reality," is filming a new series in Miami starting on Sunday and based on their hit (?) show Rehab:Party at the Hard Rock Hotel--you know, the splashy show that almost gives you STDs just by watching? Didn't think so. But anyway, joining Tru TV in their efforts behind the scenes are none other than veteran Miami promoters Tommy Pooch and Alan Roth, whose TAI Entertainment will fuel the fires for what they hope will be good, down 'n' dirty reality television. According to Roth, who says he and Pooch will remain off camera as producers, filming will begin Sunday at a new pool party at Finnegan's River, a party that will continue every Sunday for 11 weeks, or until Tru TV has enough ammunition for six episodes. No name yet. Also involved in the show somehow: the promoters at Vitamin C. We asked the somewhat rhetorical question of why Finnegan's as opposed to the already-existent Sunday parties at Shore Club, to which Roth said, "They want to focus on boat culture." Right. And Jersey Shore is a travel show.