These days, one of the surest ways to capitalize on an original blockbuster success is to develop a reality series inspired by its premise. We saw an example earlier this week with The CW putting into development a reality series with a striking similarity to 'The Hunger Games,' though this may be the most surprising example to date. Based on the runaway award-winning success of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' the cable channel is going back to the well to develop a reality TV series around the descendants of the famous family. Will it be just as buzz-worthy?
Over a century after their infamous family feud ended, the Hatfields and McCoys have made history once again, this time on TV. History's three-part miniseries, which concluded last night, is now the highest rated non-sports broadcast in basic cable history. That's something any Hatfield or McCoy would be proud of.