Ritzy Connecticut City Kicks ‘Disruptive’ ABC Show Out of Town

Aug 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The wealthy town of Greenwich, Conn., has kicked an ABC show out of town, reports the Greenwich Time newspaper. Officials asked the television show "What Would You Do?" to leave, describing taping of the show as "disruptive," according to the report.

"We told them, ‘You can’t film here,’" said Dustin Anderson, the executive assistant to First Selectman Peter Tesei, the story says. The show’s crew was reportedly allowed to finish taping Tuesday but was asked to move on for its Wednesday shoot.

The hidden-camera show follows the reactions of bystanders after it stages ethically challenging situations, the story notes. According to Greenwich Police Capt. Tim Berry, the Tuesday filming involved an intoxicated adult who needed to be driven by a child, the piece adds.

A man came to a local store on Tuesday and asked employees to call police, describing a situation similar to the one staged by the show, the piece adds. Officials determined that another day of filming in the area would cause too big a disruption for local businesses.

The show is hosted by John Quinones; ABC didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.

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  1. The show should visit Coatesville, PA, where several drunken adults recently were arrested at different times for compelling their small children to drive them around while they were blitzed.

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