File this one under “unexpected.”
The owners and on-air talent of a Pahrump TV station are headed to HBO.
The six-part documentary series “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump” will showcase “the microcosm of daily operations at KPVM revealing a staff of idiosyncratic, larger-than-life individuals as they endeavor to deliver local news with care and vigor in an ever-shifting media landscape,” according to the news release announcing the series.
Among the show’s real-life cast of characters are:
— Vernon Van Winkle, who owns and operates the station with his wife Ronda, a singer-songwriter.
— news director Deanna, her co-anchor Eunette and reporter Missey.
— and John, Missey’s husband and the station’s fun-loving weatherman.
“With warmth and humor, the series celebrates the can-do spirit, community pride and political diversity among the station’s charismatic and often humorous employees,” the release states.
“Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump” debuts with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. Aug. 2 on HBO, and it can be streamed on HBO Max.