“The Alectrix,” “South of Heaven” join MTV’s line-up

U.S. net MTV has lined up two female-focused docuseries, one of which focuses on an all-girl band (pictured), while the other centers on a group of girlfriends who work at a honky-tonk bar.
May 15, 2013

U.S. net MTV has lined up two female-focused docuseries, one on an all-girl band, the other on a group of girlfriends who work at a honky-tonk bar, from Go Go Luckey Entertainment and 20 West Productions respectively.

The Alectrix is a six-part series following Heather Naylor, the leader of the pop group The Alectrix (pictured above), as she and her bandmates look to shake up their careers by hiring a new manager, Joe Simpson. The Go Go Luckey series will capture the friendships and rivalries that emerge, and debuts on June 4 at 11 p.m. EST/PST.

South of Heaven (working title), meanwhile, is a half-hour docuseries on an eclectic group of girls, from a gifted student saving money to go back to Harvard, to an ambitious waitress who wants to graduate to the business office, who work together at a Texas bar. Executive produced by Ross Breitenbach and 20 West, with a concept by Andy Meyer, the series premiering in the fall boasts comedy, drama and heart.

The two series join the previously announced docuseries Nurse Nation and docudrama Generation Cryo, unveiled during MTV’s Upfront presentation.

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