Bravo's 'Shahs of Sunset' cast revealed
The new series is a joint venture between the network and Ryan Seacrest Productions, which follows "group of young Persian-American friends who juggle living and working in Los Angeles while balancing the demands of their families and traditions."
After seeing the cast photo, we're not so sure about the "young" part of that equation -- but we're excited to watch, regardless.
According to Seacrest's website, ""Shahs" is set in the area between Beverly Hills and West L.A. -- nicknamed Tehrangeles, a combo of Los Angeles and Iran's capital Tehran -- which is home to approximately 500,000 Iranians, the largest population outside of Iran. An incredibly affluent community, the income of an Iranian-American is 50 percent higher than that of the average American."
Sounds like a cross between "Jersey Shore" and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills": It's got that blend of upper class LA decadence and cultural cliches which promises to amuse (and offend) viewers.
The show has already attracted buzz in recent months after Seacrest and Bravo were sued by a cast member who was unhappy about her portrayal during filming.