‘Showville’ Promo: Small Town Americana Takes Center Stage — EXCLUSIVE

Credit: AMC

There’s no business like show business and no people like show people, so it only makes sense for a reality competition to help those said people wind up in said business. Enter: Showville, AMC’s new original unscripted program in which small town Americana get a shot at the big time. 

The 8-episode series — which premieres on Thursday, May 23 at 9 PM ET — follows competitors in a small town talent show featuring local acts, who will get a chance to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The episodes will chronicle the process of the talent over the course of a few days, including working with actor/director Alec Mapa and choreographer Lisette Bustamante, and their eventual make-or-break performance. The winner of Showville gets $10,000 and, of course, bragging rights to being a hometown hero. AMC describes the hour-long episodes of Showville as “a celebration of performing, and a fond, funny look at the lives, workplaces, and families of these acts and what happens to them when Hollywood comes to town.” 

Watch the Showville promo, made exclusive to Hollywood.com in which America’s new favorite underdogs (guys like Barry) take center stage, below. 


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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper, MTV.com, and iVillage.com. She is thrilled to be a part of the Hollywood.com team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')