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Viewers in tune with the Joneses

Viewers in tune with the Joneses The cast and crew of Keeping Up With The Joneses. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

Tue, November 06, 2012 - 12:01 AM

Keeping up with the Joneses is proving to be ever more challenging, even for the cast and crew of the popular local TV show, now in its second season.

The cost of producing and continuing the series have been extremely daunting, according to managing director and producer Rommel Hall.

He was speaking last Saturday when the cast held a meet and greet session at Cave Shepherd, signing autographs and selling DVDs of season one.

Hall said: “We have been battling on our own to secure sponsorship for the show and it has been hard with potential sponsors citing the harsh economic times and a fear of putting their money into an unknown product.

“Our first season we ran seven episodes at a cost of $10 000 per episode and although some of the logistics would have been in place for the second season, recurring expenses such as clothes, food and transportation still prove challenging without financial help.”

The producer indicated that Keeping Up With The Joneses was second only to the Evening News in popularity on CBC-TV with a reported audience of 94 000. (KB)

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