It is a reality Branson will help NBC surprise America

Comedian Reno Collier with NBC
in Branson for new reality show taping.

Can it be “reality” if it’s a secret? It can if it’s NBC’s newest reality show, a portion of it is being filmed in Branson and Lynn Berry, Director of Public Relations, Branson Lakes/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau says it is.

On May 15 a cryptic release was sent out by Berry saying, “Want to become an audience member for the live taping of NBC’s newest reality series? Now you can, right here in Branson! NBC is inviting you to the Welk Resort Theatre in Branson, Missouri, to participate in a primetime television event of a lifetime on Saturday, May 23rd. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the show tapes at 3:30 p.m. sharp. Come join Reno Collier, along with a slew of famous celebrity faces, in a jam-packed showcase of awe-inspiring talent. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend.”

When contacted for further information about the show Berry said she could not discuss the specifics of the show beyond those contained in the release or its name because of confidentiality agreements with NBC. She did say that it will be aired later this summer on NBC, is relative to families, and is a perfect fit for Branson.

She also said, “It is not every day that you get a call from NBC Burbank asking if they can come and film a reality show in your town.” Berry was very excited about the taping and prime time exposure for Branson. She encourages participation by local residents as well as visitors that will be in Branson on May 23rd in this unique, entertaining, and exciting opportunity.

Reno Collier is a nationally known comedian and has appeared on NBC’s "Late Friday", "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", "The Martin Short Show", VH-1’s "The List", and Comedy Central’s "Premium Blend". He has made national tours with, among others, Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White, hosts specials on Country Music Television (CMT) and can currently be heard during his weekly call-ins to the Blue Collar Comedy Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.

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