Move over, Honey Boo Boo. There's a new redneck in town.
ReelzChannel is taking a bite of America’s recent obsession with stereotypical redneck families by adding reality series “Hollywood Hillbillies” to its winter 2014 lineup. The show, which follows the Kittrell family, features YouTube sensation Michael Kittrell, known online as the Angry Ginger Kid, famous for his 2010 viral video “Gingers Do Have Souls.”
According to a statement released by ReelzChannel Monday, the series will follow Michael, his grandma, Mema, and the rest of their “wild Southern-fried” brood as they travel from their home state of Georgia to Los Angeles. The original series is set to premiere in January.
Kittrell first grabbed the Internet's attention after uploading an angry rant regarding Comedy Central's animated series “South Park” and its portrayal of redheaded characters. “All they do is insult people, and I've had enough of all of it. I want 'South Park' boycotted,” Kittrell wrote on his YouTube channel, CopperCab, after the program joked that individuals with “ginger” hair don’t have souls. Since the videos release, the clip has garnered more than 34 million views and gained Kittrell more than 260,000 subscribers.
"I made a lot of money on my YouTube channel, and I saved it all from the past four years," Kittrell revealed to the Associated Press Sunday. "I got my family with me to support me and help me while we all look for our place out here."
Since his original video's debut, Kittrell’s online presence has remained constant. Over the past three years, Kittrell has released a series of rant videos involving everything from his inability to afford an iPhone to his dislike for Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and even a sentimental plea to stop the bullying epidemic. “I want to make a difference; I don’t just want to just make videos on YouTube,” he said. “I want to be like an ambassador one day or some kind of ambassador for world peace.”
Following the announcement of “Hollywood Hillbillies,” the network also confirmed the return of fellow reality program “Beverly Hills Pawn,” which will premiere Nov. 6. The debut of the docudrama “JFK: The Smoking Gun” was also confirmed to premiere later this year on Nov. 3.
While a trailer for "Hollywood Hillbillies" has yet been released, check out Kittrell's most popular YouTube video below: