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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What Happens When All The Women In Town Leave?

An image from Lifetime’s “The Week the Women Went.” (Courtesy Lifetime)

The cable channel Lifetime just launched an ambitious new reality TV show. “The Week the Women Went” is a five-part series focusing on the small South Carolina town of Yemassee, where all the women from ages 18 to 82 were recently whisked off to Florida for a week-long retreat.

The show follows the women as they relax in Florida, and also the men and children left behind in South Carolina.

Billed as a social experiment of biblical proportions, we watch the men struggle with juggling business, family and planning a beauty pageant. “The Week the Women Went” airs on Lifetime on Tuesday nights.

Guests:

  • Elli Hamaki, executive producer
  • Josie Anderson, show participant

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  • gloria

    Your program “What Happens When All the women In Town Leave” reminded me of a Golden Book from the 50′s called something like “When the Husband Stayed Home.”  I remember how much my sister and I laughed over the man who claimed that his wife did nothing all day, so she offered to go to the fields and he stayed home.  He quickly changed his mind and returned to the fields.

  • gd420mj

    After watching the preview, I think, big deal. My wife went on a 7 day trip and I had our 4 yr old twins. So, we had a great time. Yea, there were days I’d hear, when’s mommy commin home, but I kept em busy (easy in summer) and before we knew, mom was home. Umm, its not that hard, get over it. Just another drama laiden, every wants to be on TV reality show. However, in a small town where everyone works together, and half the adult work force leaves, well, man or woman, that’s tough.

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