Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump
|Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||28-29 minutes|
|Original release||August 2 –|
August 16, 2021
Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump is an American documentary miniseries. It follows news station KPVM-LD in Pahrump, Nevada, as they take on the challenge of expanding into the Las Vegas market. It consists of 6 episodes and premiered on August 2, 2021, on HBO.
|No.||Title||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Our Top Story"||August 2, 2021||N/A|
|2||"Quitting Season"||August 2, 2021||N/A|
|3||"Pahrump Gets Trumped"||August 9, 2021||N/A|
|4||"Trunk or Treat"||August 9, 2021||N/A|
|5||"Electile Dysfunction"||August 16, 2021||N/A|
|6||"Vegas or Bust"||August 16, 2021||N/A|
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato came across KPVM-LD while working on their documentary Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal, the two decided to then pitch a television series about the station, however, they could not get a network interested in a pilot. Bailey and Barbato also found Public-access television to be a ground for new talent and ideas.
The series picked up traction at the end of 2017, with principal photography commencing in January 2020. The series doesn't have a credited director due to the fact not everyone was on set or involved with the edit, with editing taking longer than filming.
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