Marietta native in TV show

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Marietta High School graduate Jared Stetson plays a major role in the new TLC television show “Welcome to Myrtle Manor.”

Stetson plays the part of Jared (The New Guy) on the series that airs at 10 p.m. Sundays.

“After drifting from place to place, Jared storms into Myrtle Manor on his crotch rocket,” according to a press release from TLC. “Seeing Jared down on his luck, Miss Becky has a soft spot for him and literally gives him a new lot in life with a beat-up Airstream on a patch of grass.

“Jared can live rent free until he gets a job if he earns his keep by doing odd jobs for Myrtle Manor. He wants to do right by Becky, but will his wild ways get him into trouble?”

Stetson grew up in the Marietta area and attended Marietta City Schools, graduating from MHS in 2007. Before relocating south, Stetson took some classes at Washington State Community College and worked at local businesses such as Brighter Day Natural Foods, Rossi Pasta, The Marietta Brewing Co. and Mother Earth Foods, said his mother, Brenda Stetson of Lowell. Jared’s father is Douglas Stetson of Lowell.

Attempts to interview Stetson for this story were unsuccessful.

The 10-part series follows the crazy antics at a trailer park in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Premiering March 3, each 60-minute episode takes viewers along for a wild ride with these quirky mobile home residents as their lives collide in this proud, tight knit community, a press release states.

Formerly Patrick’s Mobile Home, Myrtle Manor has been handed down from generation to generation. The trailer park landlord Becky took over the reins from her father and owner of the park, Cecil, and is feeling the pressure to succeed.

The recent name change and other improvements to the establishment including a new hair salon and above ground swimming pool are part of a larger effort to turn the mobile home community into a “5-star resort,” a press release states.

A transient community, the residents of Myrtle Manor come from all walks of life some have lived there for 30 years, others only 30 days and like the legions of tourists visiting Myrtle Beach, they treat everyday like a vacation. From wacky hijinks and relationship drama, to evictions and backyard brawls, there’s never a dull moment inside the Manor, TCL says.