ABC Show Asked to Leave Connecticut Town Due to Disruptions

The Hollywood Reporter
John Quinones

Officials in one well-to-do U.S. town are asking an ABC hidden-camera show to hit the road.

Authorities in Greenwich, Conn., told the Greenwich Time that the filming of the show What Would You Do? is disruptive. They said they asked the film crew to choose another location for filming.

"We told them, 'You can't film here,' " Dustin Anderson, the executive assistant to First Selectman Peter Tesei, said.

Tesei said the show's crew was allowed to complete Tuesday's shoot but was asked to move elsewhere Wednesday.

The show, hosted by John Quinones, sets up morally difficult situations and secretly films people's reactions.

Town officials said having the show set up in front of stores has a negative impact on business, and Greenwich police added that one of the show's situations -- involving an intoxicated adult who needs to be driven by a child -- caused an alarmed resident to ask a store employee to call police.

Messages to an ABC rep have not yet been returned.