What are you doing Tuesday night at 10:30? We suggest you drop everything, plop down on the couch with your favorite beverage or snack and tune in to A&E.
A new reality show, filmed in Westchester and starring a local family, premieres tonight on the same network that gave reality TV lovers “Duck Dynasty” and “Wahlburgers.” It’s called “Cement Heads.” (The title makes sense when you find out the show is about a family-owned concrete construction company.)
“Cement Heads” introduces us to lifelong Westchester resident Billy Lougheed, owner of Eastchester-based WJL Equities. Viewers will also get to know his wife and business partner Danielle Buenaventura. The couple, who have two children together, currently live in New Rochelle.
The show will give us a glimpse of the family’s life at home as well as their busy days running their large business in two separate offices. Throw in Billy’s best friend Joe “Chubby” Luciano, his bossy dad Bill Sr., and his “risque” mom Joan and A&E might have their next hit.
Danielle tells us her family never even dreamed of becoming reality stars until a friend in the TV business thought they would make great unscripted television. She says the family agreed to a few days of filming, then test footage eventually made its way to the Weinstein Company. Harvey Weinstein loved what he saw, then A&E grabbed the series. Months later, the Lougheeds are getting ready to for their television debut.
“Tonight is going to be the first night watching it for me too,” Danielle admitted, speaking to Suburbarazzi from her company’s Eastchester office. But she did promise that “Cement Heads” would be a “really fun show.”
Part of its charm might be the fact that this Westchester family and their staff aren’t quite ready for television stardom. “The employees can’t quite get the hang of being in front of the camera,” A&E said in a press release. “While the team has mastered the highly competitive world of New York’s concrete construction business, they’re not quite equipped to be reality stars.”
In other words, expect plenty of unplanned comedy.
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