Myrtle Beach hitting up the small screen

dbryant@thesunnews.comNovember 3, 2012 

Myrtle Beach has been showing up on the small screen quite a bit lately.

The beach has slipped its way into two TV shows: Characters on “Dexter,” including the namesake, talked about memories of childhood vacations to Myrtle Beach this week on Showtime, and the former Freestyle Music Park provided a backdrop for the new NBC drama “Revolution,” which explores how life would be 15 years after all electricity is permanently knocked out.

“Revolution” crews filmed at the theme park, which hasn’t operated since 2009 and was also known as Hard Rock Park, in August. An episode featuring some of that footage aired last month. The show airs at 10 p.m. Mondays.

And more TV time likely is on the way. A “docu-soap” has been filming since late summer in Patrick’s Mobile Home Park off Highway 15 in Myrtle Beach, which could air on TLC. Crews have been mum on details, though.

Myrtle Beach also has been featured on TV shows such as HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” and on “Cake Boss,” who made a cake for a ceremony marking the opening of the boardwalk in 2010.

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