“Welcome to Myrtle Manor” is the newest reality show to join the lineup of reality shows on TLC, which debuts on Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. ET. On Feb. 26, Myrtle Beach Online talked to Alon Orstein and Matt Sprouse, two executives who worked on the planning and filming of “Welcome to Myrtle Manor”
Set in the former Patrick’s Mobile Home Park on Highway 15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” will introduce viewers to the “everyday lives” of Myrtle Manor’s residents as the Patrick family works to renovate the trailer park.
Alon Orstein, vice president of production and development East Coast for TLC, and Matt Sprouse, a New York-based co-executive producer in charge of Jupiter Entertainment, talked about some of the specifics for “Welcome to Myrtle Manor.”
Alon Orstein revealed that there are 18 people who make up the cast of “Welcome to Myrtle Manor”, formerly known as the Patrick’s Mobile Home Park. Asked who the must-see personality for viewers to watch, Ornstein answered:
“There a total of 18 people featured on the show [Welcome to Myrtle Manor], including Gus, Taylor’s dog. Some folks you see more than others, but it’s a fascinating bunch with very different personalities, and each person adds something unique to the dynamic.”
Matt Sprouse explained that TLC and Jupiter Entertainment began talking with Becky and Cecil [the owners of the Patrick Mobile Home Park] filming about a trailer park way back in March 2012. Sprouse said it took a full year to get from early conversations to the series premiere on Sunday, March 3.
“Principal photography took place over three months last summer and fall. Each episode spends several weeks in the edit bay to take it from raw footage captured in the field to the finished product that folks see on their TV screens.”