‘Hollywood Hillbillies’: Michael Kittrell, ‘Gingers Do Have Souls’ YouTube Star Gets Reality Show, Doesn’t Want To Be Compared to ‘Honey Boo Boo’ (VIDEOS)
Jul 30, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
A new Georgia "hillbilly" family is being thrust into the spotlight with a reality TV show that is sure to give "Honey Boo Boo" some competition. The Reelz channel announced that their new show "Hollywood Hillbillies" will follow the life of YouTube star Michael Kittrell.
Kittrell is probably better known as the "The Angry Ginger." He posted a video on the site called "Gingers Do Have Souls!!" in which he responded to a South Park episode that mocked redheads. The video has received over 34 million hits which propelled the teen to an internet sensation. He has uploaded hundreds of videos since then, the latest one is of him rapping to Drake's "The Motion."
According to UPI.com, "Hollywood Hillbillies" will follow Kittrell, his grandmother "Mema" and some of his other family members as they move from a small town in Georgia to Hollywood, Calif. Some sites claims the family won money on the Internet and want to have a little fun in Los Angeles while other sites say that the money is from what Kittrell made from his YouTube videos.
Regardless the family is promising the show will keep viewers laughing.
"Hollywood has just gained some weight. Country has come to town, and we are 2 tons of fun, let me tell you," Mema told TCA according to zap2it.
"We've put the fun in dysfunctional, I'm telling you," Kittrell's sister, Dee Dee Peters added.
While in the Los Angeles the girls plan on doing lots of shopping while Kittrell will reportedly be looking for love.
"So if any ladies out there are looking, they're into redheads... I'm definitely your man [roars]. I'm a tiger. I'm a lot of fun. I'm not the best-looking guy, but I'm a lot of fun," he said to the Christian Science Monitor.
The show will be premiering in January but is already being compared to "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" but Kittrell and his family said they don't want nothing to do with that show.
"She needs to be spanked," Peters said. "I mean, I'm sorry. She's terrible. If I would be acting like that, we would have been buried in the backyard."
Check out some of Kittrell's YouTube videos below.