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TLC picks up “Sorority Girls”

American and British cultural traditions mash up in Sorority Girls, a 12 Yard Productions-made reality series set to begin airing on TLC in the U.S. on January 31.
January 24, 2012

U.S. net TLC has picked up 12 Yard Productions’ reality series about five American girls that head to the UK to establish the country’s first sorority, Sigma Gamma.

Sorority Girls, which will air for eight weeks beginning on January 31, is set in Leeds and follows the women as they recruit candidates for one of five spots in the exclusive club and mix American and English cultural traditions.

The women are monitored 24/7 as they endure various pledging rituals such as rush week, door chants, secret handshakes and preference night rituals.

The series first aired on digital network E4 in the UK last year and was ordered by entertainment commissioning editor David Williams. The executive producers were Andy Culpin, Michael Mannes and Matt Walton.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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