students win roles on TV sitcom pilot
By Ryan Kent
April 29, 2009 - LOGAN | Three USU students received
starring roles in an upcoming television sitcom. Tye
Kent and I, yes I being Ryan Kent, of Logan, Utah,
are looking forward to our first script reading next
weekend in Los Angeles, California.
"It's a dream come true. Ryan and I are brothers and
Tye is one of our best friends. We didn't think this
would happen so fast," said Reagan, "I can't wait for
the script reading, it's going to be really exciting."
Reagan and I have been Army brats growing up and lived
throughout the continental United States including California
and New York. Our family lived in a different house
every three years and meeting new friends and starting
fresh is something we've grown accustomed to dealing
On the other hand, Tye Smith has lived in Cache Valley
his entire life. Tye had only been to California once
before he started traveling with us there to audition
"It's crazy… this whole thing is just crazy. One day
you're on a farm expecting your whole life is already
planned for yourself and the next day well this, I mean
going to be on television and all that," said Tye.
Tye is used to waking up at six in the morning in
his house in Wellsville and completing his chores on
the farm and helping out his family around the house.
He said that it was going to be a "pleasant change of
scenery" seeing the ocean and meeting new people.
Tye had never taken an acting course before until
Reagan and I convinced him to give it a shot this year.
With less than a semester's worth of acting he's on
his way to be featured in a television pilot.
The television pilot will be called "Reunion" and will be featuring
two of the three original band members from the hit
1950's singing trio called The Lettermen.
Jim Pike, one of the members of the band, said, "It
will be nice to a have clean cut and morally grounded
television show on the air."
The show doesn't have a set air date because there
are still revisions and final touching to be dealt with.
Yet, shooting will be done this summer in various locations
including Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
Reagan and Tye would like to add that they are very
single, ladies. Not in any desperate sense they say
but just wanted to throw that out in the air. I, Ryan,
would like to point out that money and fame would be
nice but isn't a necessity, just getting the chance
to do something I love and sharing it with my friends
and family is worth every second. So I'll cross my fingers
and just hope for the best for all of us.
"I like girls, I mean I like girls a lot but I just
need them to start liking me back," said Reagan. "Facebook
isn't really helping me at all."
With that said I wish the best of luck for my brother
and his endeavors with finding a significant other and
to a hopeful success on the television show. For more
updates and questions or comments on what's happening
with the show and its progress feel free to visit my
blog site at http://ryankentsworld.blogspot.com/.