The network, they said, was preparing to film a new, unscripted reality show about a group of 20-somethings living and working together on Martha’s Vineyard, MA and was she interested in being a cast member?
She said yes.
“It was an overwhelming experience,” Ms. Tardif, 25, said of being asked to join the docu-series, which is called “The Vineyard” and premieres on ABC Family July 23. “You’re freaked out and excited, and then you think realistically about it – ‘wait, is this something I really want?’ It all happened very quickly.”
Indeed. Ms. Tardif, who lives in New York City and has worked for the past year as a merchandise manager at the David Glazer Showroom in Manhattan, traveled in May to Martha’s Vineyard, an island south of Cape Cod notable for its affluence.
The eight-episode series follows a group of seven women and four men – some of them Martha’s Vineyard locals and others, like Ms. Tardif, island transplants – living and working together for the summer. Filming wrapped at the end of June, an ABC Family spokesperson said.
Read the complete story in this week’s Suffolk Times.
Less than eight months ago Cutchogue native Katie Tardif received a very unexpected phone call from ABC Family television producers.