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New reality show follows Mormon missionaries

October 05, 2012
source: Salt Lake Tribune

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MR says: We're actually really excited about this new reality show. The eight-week-long series follows six male missionaries and two female missionaries from across the country.

When most people think of reality shows, they think of drunken fist fights, profanity laced tirades and sexual escapades.

But it’s a pretty safe bet that BYUtv’s new reality show — chronicling the gospel-filled adventures of eight real-life Mormon missionaries — won’t follow that formula.

"The District" will premiere on BYUtv this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. mountain time and is, according to its creators, the first reality series to follow missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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bridget said...

12:24 PM
on Oct 09, 2012

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One really has to wonder if the missionaries will be able to do their job when they've got this reality show to deal with. You shouldn't just think of this as, "Oh great! Finally a reality TV show I can watch." You should consider what impact this will have on the missionaries' job and whether the Lord would approve. I can assure you, he doesn't. He wants the missionaries out there doing the work in a humble capacity, not glorifying themselves on TV.

susie-q said...

06:29 PM
on Oct 16, 2012

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Actually, I think "The District" as been around a year or two. My daughter was asked to watch it as she prepared to go to the MTC. I believe it was created to help train the missionaries.
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