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MTV crew to film in Norwalk

Melissa Topey • Jan 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

An MTV crew for the show “True Life” is coming to Norwalk.

“True Life,” a documentary-style show that first aired in 1998, showcases the lives and struggles of young people. Past shows have featured soldiers returning from Iraq, deaf teenagers and people with autism and alcoholism.

“True Life” publicist Lameka Lucas would not reveal a shooting date, nor would she identify any local resident involved. An air date has not been scheduled.

Berry’s Restaurant will be one of the shooting locations.

“They said they came across a very interesting restaurant to shoot in. It was ours,” owner Doug Berry said. “I happen to agree with them. We are not a chain — we are unique, and that would make the show more interesting”

Berry’s Restaurant has been in business for 67 years, and the owners work hard to maintain the building, which was built in 1864.

It’s flattering that a production crew noticed the building, Berry said.

The exposure the show could bring to the restaurant and to Norwalk is needed and appreciated, he said.

Berry said he learned of the production crew’s shooting date on Thursday, although he declined to reveal it.

One thing he did say: The production crew will be small and unobtrusive.

“We have some out-of-the-way spots in the restaurant where they could be filming and people wouldn’t even notice” Berry said.

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