For better or worse, the tiny police force in the tiny East Texas town of Trinity is about to go national, and even global, with their very own TV reality show on the County Music cable channel.  (CMT)


It is written that CMT will bring what the network producers are calling "the larger-than-life humor of one small-town Texas police force" to TV in a new 10-episode reality series TRINITY 911.

A news release from CMT says "Each half-hour episode of the workplace reality series will follow the on and off-duty antics of the most colorful police department in Texas ... Whether they are tasering each other to pass the time or struggling through a donut-free workout with their new trainer, the Trinity PD is on the job 24/7, 365 days a year."

The series follows other Texas-based hit shows on CMT, including Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Making the Team, and Texas Women.

via | CMT PRESS |.

This may or may not be a good thing.  We've known for a long time that the national TV network suits have a very low opinion of southerners -- especially Texans.  They think we're all inbred redneck rural rubes.  Judging from the CMT release quoted above, it appears not much has changed.

TRINITY 911 is still in the developmental stage and on site production should begin any time.  We can look forward to seeing the 10 episodes later this year, and we may or may not like what we see. Will it prove to be "Barney Fifes Gone Wild"?  We hope not, but we shall see.