Southern Nights – Casting Update

We still don’t know a lot about CMT’s new show Southern Nights (like just how similar to Bachelor Pad it will be), but today the cast was revealed. The show will be set in Savannah, Georgia and premieres on April 7th – three days before my birthday, which obviously I assume was intentional. Thank you, CMT! Y’all are sweet.

Cassie Rupp 
Cassie was my favorite gal from Tribble’s season, and the fact that she’s involved in this show gives me faith that at least some of the cast will keep it classy.

Cody Harris 
I have to say, I don’t remember much of Season One’s Cody Harris – do you guys?

Collin Varallo
Collin was on Devin’s season and placed third, right? I remember liking him, but I can’t quite remember why.

Courtney Wilkerson
Another sweet, down-to-earth seeming girl from Tribble’s season. Surely she’ll end up with Cody or Collin, don’t you think? It seems meant to be – I can’t picture her with a city guy at all.


I really liked how sweet and smart Devin came across on the original installment of SWA, so even though I don’t know what to expect from Southern Nights I’m glad to see she’s part of the cast.

“Jersey” Jeff Miranda 
Really? Really, CMT? I’m pretty sure I couldn’t stand this dude. Didn’t he cry? A lot? 

Kristina Kraus
I find Kristina with a K – OClicious delightful, so I’m pleased with this casting choice. 

Landon “Tex” Chase
Landon was the one cast member I knew about (his silhouette is quite recognizable), so no surprise here. Landon fell hard and fast for Paige this season, do you think it’ll happen again?

Michael “Flex” Dean 
The guy with the softcore porn history! Wow, what a classy addition.

Tristan Smith
 I have to say, I’m kind of bummed that Tribble and Tristan split up already. (At least, that’s what a quick Google search suggests – I didn’t see anything that confirmed it for sure.)