Arts, Entertainment, Living
It's been more than a year since WEtv started production on the Eli Roth ("Hemlock Grove") executive produced exorcism drama series "South of Hell" and the show is finally seeing the light of day with its entire first season being burned off made available for binge viewing with in an all-day marathon beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. That means the final episode will wrap up just before 2 a.m. Saturday. I don't care how hip binge viewing is these days -- TBS will roll out its comedy "Angie Tribeca" with a marathon of its first season Jan. 17 followed by weekly episodes of season two starting Jan. 25 -- I just can't believe the "South of Hell" scheduling is anything but a burn off.
(I kept tabs on "South of Hell" awaiting an interview with Pittsburgh native Lamman Rucker, one of the show's stars. A publicist pitched the interview more than a year ago when Rucker was cast in the project but when it came time to do an interview this month, Rucker was unavailable for about two weeks before my deadline. Or maybe he just doesn't want attention for this turkey and prefers to wait until his next series, OWN's "Greenleaf," launches in 2016)
When the project was announced in 2014, "South of Hell" was supposed to have an eight-episode first season. But when WEtv announced the show's premiere, only seven episodes are part of the marathon. My guess, WEtv decided to cut its losses before episode eight could be produced.
Also, the show is awful.
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