Tonight is the premiere of MTV’s new reality series Siesta Key, which focuses on a young man named Alex Kompothecras and his friends. Get the rundown on when the show airs, what channel to watch, the cast info and spoilers on what to expect below.
PREMIERE DATE: July 31, 2017
PREMIERE TIME: 10:01 p.m. ET/PT & 9:01 p.m. CT
REGULAR TIME SLOT: Mondays, 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT and 9 – 10 p.m. CT
TV CHANNEL: MTV Network
Alex – Alex is the head of the cast and leads a bit of a playboy lifestyle. As a college graduate, he needs to decide what to do with his future.
Brandon – Brandon is one of Alex’s best buds and he’s probably the most laid-back of the group, though he does love the ladies as well.
Chloe – Chloe is the gossip queen of the group, so it’s best to stay on her good side.
Garrett – Garrett is a personal trainer, who is Kelsey’s boyfriend and he definitely has a rocky time with Kelsey on the show.
Juliette – Juliette was previously with Alex and now she’s back home from college, so things between the two could definitely heat up again.
Kelsey – Kelsey is the newbie to the group, as she’s moved home from being an international model because of her mother’s health issues.
Madisson – Madisson is Alex’s ex-girlfriend and the two were high school sweethearts. She has just graduated college as well and is exploring her options.
PREMIERE EPISODE SYNOPSIS: “Romeo and Juliette” – Alex is caught between his high school sweetheart and his summer fling; a model moves to town and shows up at Alex’s birthday party.
EPISODE 2 SYNOPSIS: “We Need to Talk About Chloe” – Chloe deals with a huge blow from one of her best friends; although the group tries to stay neutral, Alex gets caught in the crossfire; Madisson and Juliette try to reclaim their territory.
OFFICIAL MTV SERIES SYNOPSIS: From the producers of “Laguna Beach” comes the ultimate summer series, “Siesta Key.” This new docuseries follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, class, and looming adulthood as they spend the summer together in their beautiful hometown. Nothing is off limits while these friends come of age, figuring out who they are and who they want to become.
LOCATION: Siesta Key, Florida
– The Siesta Key watch party was canceled after a video showing a shark dragged to its death went viral online and star Alex was linked to one of the men involved in the incident. Rolling Stone reported that Alex denied any involvement in the situation and wrote a Facebook post that stated:
Over the past few days, the connection between the production of the Siesta Key show and the horrific videos and photos of animal abuse have come to light. I had absolutely nothing to do with the shark video. Yes he’s a friend of mine, but no I don’t agree with what he did. Check your facts before you go posting on my page. Thanks.
– Chiropractor Dr. Gary Kompothecras, Alex’s father, reportedly came up with the idea for the show.
– Alex described the show to Us Weekly as this:
It’s like the day in the life of young adults living in Siesta Key. Yes, more fortunate than others, for sure, but we appreciate everything we have typically. It’s like a big brochure on what there is to do as youthful people in Sarasota [County]. Tons of girl drama obviously.
– Brandon Gomes, Kelsey Owens, Juliette Porter, Chloe Trautman and Alex Kompothecras spoke with Us Weekly and said that viewers should expect a lot of “girl drama”.