MTV Greenlights Washington Heights Based Reality Show

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

It’s about to be on and poppin’. MTV has picked up the tentatively titled The Heights, a reality series that follows a crew of friends who live, work and get down in our beloved Washington Heights. Uptown Collective supporter and future star, Audubon, will be one of the featured artists on the show. I have been saying for quite a while that Audubon is a big deal. Shout out to that entire crew. It’s going to be a long, hot summer!

‘Washington Heights’ premieres Wednesday, January 9 at 10/9c.

Read more: MTV’s New Series Shows Grit And Hustle Of ‘Washington Heights’ – Music, Celebrity, Artist News |

Check out: MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Trailer

BTW: Pics From Audubon’s Project 1 @ Apt 78

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  • Jose
    March 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    About time my Dominicanas got some love right?! This sounds like a show already in production in NYC dealing with the same thing though. Oh well, guess we’ll get more with Will Smith’s show, somebody tell me…isn’t Agie Martinez doing something on Dominicans 2?

    • @bgirl171
      March 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Hey, what is the “other” show in production about?

  • @bgirl171
    March 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hey Jose, what is the “other” show in production about?

  • RJay
    March 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    It’s nice to hear Dominicans are getting known and all but…. the sad part about this is that most likely the show will represent Dominicans by some cast acting like idiots, partying, and not showing the true cultura Dominicana. Hasta la tambora

  • Rosa
    March 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    We need to Stop stereotyping and embrace and talk about the positive things Dominican do and the beauty of our culture not all dominicans act like idiots and what culture doesn’t party!!!!

    • CKR
      August 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      I highly doubt that is what is going to happen, but please keep in mind that the show is called the Heights not DR, so it should portray the American Dominicans as they are.

  • Mino
    March 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I just wish it was a scripted show and not a reality show. A reality TV format scares me as it usually does not portray things as they are and just picks up on the drama. Although I am happy MTV is showing interest in our amazing community, I would hate for this show to be an uptown reality version of The Jersey Shore…

  • Blowupxeslana
    March 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Love this news, finally some good love for my people. Wish yall the best of luck and make it interesting

  • Lisa
    December 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Why did MTV chose the most corniest dominicans on this planet and the most ugliest women to do this show? This kid in the show is actually happy he is getting his GED? Why couldn’t they get a dominican graduating from his PHD? This show is a disgrace to us dominicans. I am glad they are showing the Heights love but damn they should’ve got a better cast. And women fighting over a guy? C’mon. Show looks corny as hell

    • Jose
      December 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      So true. LOL

  • Jose
    December 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    This is really going to make all Dominicans look bad. This is another Jersey Shore. I was suppose to audition for this show before and I said no. Everyone on the show is pretty much an actor. And it is a reality t.v show that is scripted just like the jersey shore. It probably won’t go no where and I hope it doesn’t cause it’s gonna give the Dominicans a really bad name (Like they don’t already have one)

    • Chenara
      January 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      don’t hate cause you are not in a TV show, the bad thing about Latinos is that we don’t support each other, this is the first time that MTV brings a full cast of other ethnicity and the first thing that you are doing is hating on Dominicans???? guess what when we come here we are not Dominicans,Cuban,Puerto Rican…. etc we are all LATINOS

    • Chenara
      January 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      don’t hate cause you don’t have a TV show, clearly you are so hurt that you posted 55 comments about it, this is the first time that MTV makes a show with a cast of another Ethnicity, that is the bad thing about Latinos we do not support each other, guess what in this country you are not Dominican, Cuban, Puerto Rican…. etc you are LATINO I had the chance to visit the Dominican Republic 2 Years ago and you should too so you can educate yourself about their beautiful culture and people

      • nicole
        January 11, 2013 at 11:54 am

        I understand what he is saying at the end of the day these people are representing Dominicans and Its cool Mtv has Hispanics for once but what ever they decided to do on the show that is how people are going to see Dominicans Just like Jersey Shore people actually think all jersey people are trash and that New Jersey is trash when actually New Jersey is gorgeous and in many places peaceful.

      • Jose
        January 14, 2013 at 12:58 am

        I’m not hating at all. The show sucks! And you must have me confused with someone else that posted other comments I didn’t post 55 times you’re saying. And it’s not about support the show sucks. This is not what was heights is really like these guys are the hippie versions the ones that don’t even really chill in the heights, you can tell by the way they dress and speak. And when we come here we are Dominicans, cubans, and what not. We have our own country. I’m pretty sure when some one ask you where are you from you don’t say I’m from a Latin country you say you’re from whatever the hell you are. I’m half Dominican I know what the dominican republic looks like and who all the presidents were and I know how corrupted it is now. I’m very well educated on my side. You’re not even dominican I don’t know why are you even speaking. What do you know!

  • Anyesha
    December 14, 2012 at 2:33 am

    How do you guys even know they are Dominican? I’m confused on where you got this info? Just because it showed a flag in one house doesn’t mean they are all Dominican.

    • Jose
      December 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      No but they are Dominicans. You can tell. They speak bad English.. LOL. The heights is 90% Dominicans anyways.

    • Delis
      January 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      They say it in the beginning of the show There is only one white girl and the rest of the cast are dominicans, I love the show

  • Rich
    January 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Do any of these morons have a job? Or do they just go out to eat and party on a roof?

    • MHA
      February 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Terrible show ! Sad !!! portrayals directed towards Dominicans, People this show is Ghetto,This is really going to make all Dominicans look bad.

  • Stephanie Then
    January 22, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Ive watched from a distance some of the cast grow up. As growing up together and going to the zone elementary/middle school. We see how highschool changes you, we grow up… This Washington Heights show is honorable, and amazing… Some say its to show dominicans some love… But in reality, its to show you the reality of what we do as young adults and what we go through, also you actually being in our shoes living in Washington Heights. Each and every person on this show has reminded me of one my washington heights friends. Corito’s, rooftops, bbqs, relationships, open crib, graduating, family issues, and following their dreams weather its music, acting, poetry,fashion, sports anything is possible and through this show you will see it. Its amazing “ah, uptown sweet uptown such a beautiful place” !!! Keep up with the great work.

  • 3Narcissa
    January 28, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Washington Hieghts is an embarrassment to humanity.It for lack of a better word,”SUCKS”!

    • MHA
      February 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      women fighting over a guy? This show is really bad for Latinos ! Ghetto as hell!