[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
89°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 17
1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]


troublenextdoorWhen a Santa Clarita family feels they have nowhere else to turn, could it be that help is right next door?

This is what the Oprah Winfrey Network and Studio Lambert will explore with the premiere of their new series, “Trouble Next Door,” on Monday, January 7 at 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

“Trouble Next Door” is a reality television show and social experiment based on the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” Each episode highlights a family in crisis who reach out to their neighbors for help.

“I think all of us are more connected than we’ve ever been… We’re more in touch with people than ever, but I know that most people don’t know their neighbors the way that they used to,” said the show’s executive producer Domini Hofmann.

“Trouble Next Door” tries to bridge that gap between neighbors and bring them together help each other.

After a casting call in February 2012, Studio Lambert cast a Santa Clarita family for their premiere episode.

In tonight’s show, the neighborhood will come around Shawn and Melissa and their two boys, Blake, 16, and Hunter, 6. Shawn feels he has lost touch with Blake, who is more concerned with practicing and listening to music than keeping his grades up so he can graduate high school. Hunter, who has been diagnosed with ADHD, is out of control and daily interrupts family activities with explosive temper tantrums.

The conflict has been a strain on the couple’s marriage and a constant source of stress. But, the episode will not focus so much on the family’s troubles as on what the community can do to help.

This is why Studio Lambert casting director Shannon McCarty thought the Santa Clarita Valley was a perfect fit for the show.

“For us in the casting process, what was nice about Santa Clarita Valley was we found that in some cases there were still pockets of neighbors who absolutely knew each other… It was refreshing for us as a casting department to find that those people still exist, and it was one of the places that had overwhelming support for the family, which I think was really nice to see, and I can see why so many people live there.”

McCarty also hopes the show will encourage viewers to seek help or reach out in their own communities.

For more information about “Trouble Next Door” visit the Oprah Winfrey Network website, here. Click here for a sneak peek of the first five minutes from tonight’s episode.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS
    ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
    Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
    Here is the list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for July 18-20:
    Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
    The city of Santa Clarita saw an increase in on-location filming in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018), with the Film Office recording 560 film permits and 1377 film days, which generated an estimated $33.1 million in economic impact to the local community.
    Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
    Six Santa Clarita Artists Association members were accepted in the impressive La Galeria Gitana exhibit, "Around the World in 80 Paintings."
    Monday, Jul 16, 2018
    Saxtravaganza, Santa Clarita's all-saxophone chamber ensemble, will play a free concert at Hart Hall (inside Hart Park) on Thursday, July 19, starting at 7 p.m.
    Monday, Jul 16, 2018
    The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of July 16-22, 2018.
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After Hours Mixer at Valencia Acura, Wednesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m.
    July 18: SCV Chamber’s Business After Hours Mixer
    Supervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone vote opposing a motion to place a measure on the November ballot which seeks to increase property taxes on residential and commercial properties to generate approximately $300 million a year to fund additional stormwater projects.
    Barger Lone Vote on Proposed Stormwater Tax
    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to move forward with a comprehensive plan to increase local water supply and improve water quality.
    Supes Move Forward with Efforts to Improve Local Water Supply, Quality
    The county of Los Angeles and community partners are working hand-in-hand to combat homelessness, which has decreased for the first time in four years.
    County Combines New, Existing Programs to Combat Homelessness
    Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have identified the body of a man who was found in a Canyon Country field Monday night.
    Man Found Dead in Canyon Country
    Single Mother's Outreach is currently accepting honoree nominations and artist applications through July 30.
    Single Mother’s Outreach Accepting Nominees, Artist Applications
    The Stay Green Inc. team has been rewarded for its excellence with eight awards — including four prestigious first-place honors — in the 59th Annual Landscape Beautification Awards presented by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA).
    Stay Green Earns Four First-Place Landscape Honors
    Here is the list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for July 18-20:
    July 18-20: Santa Clarita Arts Calendar
    The city of Santa Clarita saw an increase in on-location filming in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018), with the Film Office recording 560 film permits and 1377 film days, which generated an estimated $33.1 million in economic impact to the local community.
    Santa Clarita Sees Increase in On-Location Filming for 5th Straight Year
    Six Santa Clarita Artists Association members were accepted in the impressive La Galeria Gitana exhibit, "Around the World in 80 Paintings."
    Aug. 11: Artists Association Presents, ‘Around the World in 80 Paintings’
    LOS ANGELES – A former staffer for a member of the United States Congress was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for bribery and attempted extortion after demanding and accepting $5,000 to prevent the closure of a marijuana shop in the city of Compton.
    Santa Clarita Man Gets 18 Months in Prison for Bribery, Attempted Extortion
    1834 - Sinforosa, daughter of Narciso and Crisanta, born at Mission San Fernando; mom from Tejon, dad from Piru; believed to be last speaker of Tataviam language (died 1915) [record]
    Berry Petroleum Corp., owner of the Placerita oil field west of Sierra Highway between Placerita Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita - and many other oil properties in the San Joaquin Valley - announced Monday that it has launched an initial public offering of its common stock.
    Placerita Oil Field Owner Going Public Again
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient Valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
    Blood Pressure Medicine Valsartan Recalled for Cancer-Causing Impurity
    The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is Wednesday, July 18 at the Administrative Center, 21380 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
    July 18: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
    The Canyon Country Advisory Committee, a division of the Santa Clarita City Council, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    July 18: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
    Since April, TMU grad Zach Klindworth has worked and trained with a soccer team in Iceland, 4,000 miles from Santa Clarita, the only city he'd ever known.
    TMU Soccer Alum Zach Klindworth Takes Talents to Iceland
    The Lancaster JetHawks scored a run in the seventh inning to take the lead and hung on to beat Lake Elsinore, 3-2, Sunday evening at The Hangar.
    JetHawks Hang on for Sunday Win Over Storm
    Lake Elsinore proved too much for the JetHawks Saturday night, handing Lancaster an 11-4 loss at The Hangar.
    Lancaster JetHawks Overcome by Storm Saturday
    The Lancaster JetHawks opened up a four-game series with a 6-2 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm in front of 4,348 at The Hangar Friday night to kick off Star Wars Weekend.
    The Force With JetHawks in Friday Win Over Storm
    Saxtravaganza, Santa Clarita's all-saxophone chamber ensemble, will play a free concert at Hart Hall (inside Hart Park) on Thursday, July 19, starting at 7 p.m.
    July 19: Saxtravaganza Chamber Ensemble Returns to Hart Hall
    Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will participate in the semi-annual Pinewood Derby at the Newhall Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 18 starting at 4:30 p.m.
    July 18: SCV Boys & Girls Club Pinewood Derby
    The city of Santa Clarita's Community Preservation Division sent a notice of violation Monday to the owners of the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property in Canyon Country, ordering the removal of multiple solar panels installed on the hillside just north of the park.
    Canyon Country Mobile Home Park Cited for Hillside Solar Panels
    Ingrid Moon, a sixth-grade science facilitator at tuition-free public charter school iLEAD Encino, and Kimberli Lengning, a facilitator at iLEAD Lancaster, have been named Distinguished STEM Educators by Columbia University.
    iLEAD Science Facilitators Named Distinguished STEM Educators
    The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley the week of July 16-22, 2018.
    ‘Mayans,’ ‘Santa Clarita Diet,’ Spots, Student Films Now Shooting in SCV
    The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District confirmed West Nile virus in a sample of mosquitoes collected from Panorama City (zip code 91402), the first confirmation of WNV activity in the district’s service area this year.
    First West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found – Panorama City
    Air quality is very unhealthy for all residents of the Santa Clarita Valley Monday, according to an alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
    AQMD: Air Quality Very Unhealthy Monday for SCV Residents
    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man with an outstanding warrant who was allegedly also in possession of drugs in Stevenson Ranch early Saturday morning.
    Golden Valley High School grad U.S. Air Force Airman Victoria A. Arguello has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Santa Clarita USAF Airman Victoria Arguello Completes Basic Training
    1925 - Actor Harry Carey files patent on the original 160-acre Saugus homestead he'd purchased in 1916 (now Tesoro Del Valle) [story]
    1891 - R.E. Nickel publishes area's first newspaper, The Acton Rooster [story]
    Stay out of the water at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.
    Algae in Pyramid Lake at ‘Danger’ Level – Keep Out
    1769 - Portolá party sets out from San Diego; first Europeans to "discover" Santa Clarita Valley 3½ weeks later [story]
    The CTG Stars teenage summer workshop production of "Shrek: The Musical, Jr." takes the stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall for two final performances on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
    July 14-15: CTG Stars Teen Workshop Stages ‘Shrek: The Musical Jr.’
    The William S. Hart Museum will host an open house and summer fun event for kids on Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    July 19: Open House, Summer Fun Event for Kids at Hart Museum
    College of the Canyons will accept an additional 500 students to its First-Year Promise program for the fall 2018 semester, an expansion made possible by funding from a new state program called California College Promise.
    COC to Accept 500 More First-Year Promise Students