Like little stars.
Reality TV, the territory of rich housewifes and famous-for-being-famous celebrities, has a new, unlikely star: the Amish. The intensely private, traditional Christian sect are turning some network heads after hit show “Breaking Amish,” which follows five Amish young adults as they come-of-age in big, scary New York City, scored TLC its highest premiere ratings among women in over three years. And, despite the fact that the whole thing might have been fake, audiences want to see more good-kids-gone-sort-of-bad.
Discovery Channel is launching “Amish Mafia” on Dec. 12 and Variety reports that the National Geographic Channel is developing a series about how the Amish “conduct business,” which will be the second Amish show in their line-up.
Of course, not to be outdone, Lifetime is set to air a most-likely “ridiculous“Amish murder mystery starring Neve Campbell on Jan. 6.
Presumably, only vain or rebellious members of the Amish community will star in any of these shows, as The Amish community frowns upon posing for photos.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.More Prachi Gupta.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.