YouTube Sensation to Reality TV Star, Giant Sword Guy Makes the Cut

A crowd of well-wishers gathered at the Wharf on Tuesday night to watch the premiere of Big Giant Swords, a new reality series on the Discovery Channel. Swordmaker Mike Craughwell was there, along with other cast members.

Welcome Home, HGTV Dream House Is Furnished Island Style

On Wednesday morning, representatives from Home & Garden Television gave a tour of the latest Dream House to be given away in early 2015. The house is on Crocker Drive in Edgartown and all the artwork was sourced locally.

HGTV Dream Home Has Edgartown Address

In August, Cable network HGTV revealed the Vineyard as its location for the 19th annual Dream Home giveaway and sweepstakes. The grand Cape Cod-style home in Katama was completed last month, and a drawing for the home will be held in May 2015.

Looking for a New Reality; This Time in Oak Bluffs

A new reality television show to be set in Oak Bluffs is looking for cast members. Casting is open to all ethnicities and ages, said producer Darren Toon, but the show would ideally follow a multigenerational African American Oak Bluffs family and their social circle.

Vineyarder Looks for Mr. Right on The Bachelor

Could wedding bells be in the future for The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis and former Vineyarder Renee Oteri? Beginning Jan. 5, Ms. Oteri will compete against 26 other women to win the heart of Mr. Galavis, a former professional soccer player.

The Vineyard Reality Show Debuts, Premiere Parties Planned

Reality hit Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday night as the new television show The Vineyard premiered on ABC Family.

Christine Todd, Oak Bluffs Association executive director and mother to cast member Cat Todd, hosted an informal premiere party at the Chowder Company in Oak Bluffs.

Edgartown Welcomes Reality Show With Open Arms

Bret Blakeney with 25/7 Productions told Edgartown selectmen Monday that filming started last week at a private property in Oak Bluffs for the “docusoap” reality show.

He reiterated that the premise of the ABC Family show is family-friendly; it will feature young adults between 18 and 26 years of age.

Reality Sets In, Production on The Vineyard Begins

The cast and crew of the reality show The Vineyard has arrived on the Island and begun work on their docu-soap, set to debut this sumer on the ABC Family network. Film crews and cast members were spotted Friday morning filming on State Beach in Oak Bluffs before moving later in the day to Vineyard Haven

Quick Pace, Possible Sequel for Vineyard Reality Show

Filming in the town of Tisbury for the ABC Family reality TV show The Vineyard will be largely limited to the Black Dog Tavern, and will require producers to work at a breakneck pace in order to meet a midsummer debut, show producers told selectmen on Tuesday. Producers for the show met with the board to discuss the impact of filming in the town; executive producer David Broome, 25/7 Productions vice president Yong Yam, production editor Brett Blakeney and film producer Karina Fadden were in attendance.

Reality Show Producers Schedule Tisbury Sitdown

The Tisbury board of selectmen will meet with producers and staff for the ABC reality show The Vineyard at their next meeting on May 7. At Tuesday’s meeting, town administrator Jay Grande said he and a group including selectman Jeffrey Kristal and the town’s harbor master, police chief, department of public works chief and Steamship Authority representative spoke with producer David Broome via conference call about general plans for proposed filming.