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New NBC TV Series Showcasing Territory Airs Monday Night

Jan. 12, 2009 — All three U.S. Virgin Islands set the scene for this and next week's episode's of the new reality dating show "Momma's Boys," airing Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.
St. Thomas and St. John will set the scene for this Monday night's episode. Next week's episode, the season finale, will take place exclusively on St. Croix. The Department of Tourism worked extensively with NBC to ensure that key areas throughout the territory were prominently featured, according to a news release issued by the department Monday afternoon.
The new NBC series, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Glassman Media, follows three possessive yet loving mothers who must help their complacent sons choose the perfect woman. The six-episode series premiered on Dec. 16 and has followed cast members from a mansion in California to the sunny shores of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, where the show will air its final two episodes.
"We look forward to sharing the beauty of our islands with viewers nationwide," said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty, according to the release. "While we have no control over the actual content of the show, we were able to ensure that key areas on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix were captured throughout the two episodes as a result."
Monday night's episode will take viewers to the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, Coral World Ocean Park and Ondeck Ocean Racing in St. Thomas, as well as Cruz Bay, Mongoose Junction and Peter Bay on St. John. Next Monday's finale will feature Tan Tan jeep tours, downtown Christiansted, Fort Christianvaern and other key St. Croix areas.
"We have been working diligently to bring large productions such as these to our islands," Nicholson-Doty said. "NBC not only provided us with an opportunity to showcase our attractions to a large national audience, but the production also employed our local film industry, utilizing our experienced pool of talent and crew. We expect the resulting coverage to highlight the many offerings of the U.S. Virgin Islands, both as a tourism destination and as a filming location."
As a result of the film office's efforts, the territory will receive approximately $36 million in broadcast-advertising value and a national audience of close to seven million viewers. During the shoot, the producers hired many of the destination's local crew and services, including location managers and scouts, restaurants and catering, production assistants and equipment services, representing a significant investment by NBC in the local film industry and economy.
The news release emphasized that the department worked to ensure the islands would receive substantial exposure, but the content of the reality show, storyline and commentary, are under the sole control of the show's producers, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Glassman Media.
For more information about the territory, visit usvitourism.vi.
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