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Packer Fan Reality Show Being DevelopedSubmitted: 12/07/2012
Story By Associated Press

GREEN BAY - They showed up in their best, and sometimes bizarre, green and gold.

Packers fans came out to show their allegiance to the team, and to audition for a reality show about cheesehead fans.

Producers from Style Network plan to shoot a pilot about the Packers faithful.

They met with about 80 fans Thursday night at the Stadium View bar near Lambeau Field.

Casting associate Kjerstin Johnson says they're looking for the most energetic, loudest and passionate fans they can find.

Producers plan to film a pilot before the end of the year.

Fans wore cheeseheads, team jerseys loaded with Packer buttons and plenty of green-and-gold jewelry to the audition.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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