Since the demise of the Style Network, I've been anxious to find out what will happen to a few of my favorite reality shows. While some of Style's lineup will simply disappear, a few shows will likely end up on E!, Oxygen, or Bravo.
The thought of never seeing my favorite Big Rich Texas stars again gives me a serious case of the sads. Le sigh. So, when Melissa Poe tweeted that she's involved with a new reality series, I may have let out a happy little squee.
Because there aren't quite enough over-entitled rich 20 somethings on TV, E! is reportedly developing a new reality series titled Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
The reality series will follow a group of young adults who live a life of excess in Beverly Hills. Deadline reports, the series will feature "the offspring of the most elite families and billionaire moguls party, play, and support each other against a backdrop of wealth," and has been inspired by a Tumblr blog titled Rich Kids of Instagram.
If you can't get enough of the Style Network, with shows like Kimora: House of Fab, Jerseylicious, Glam Fairy, and Big Rich Texas, you'll want to check out these new shows!
Two shows, XOX Betsey Johnson and Resale Royalty, premiere Sunday, May 12 on Style. The remaining eleven titles are still under development.
XOX Betsey Johnson – For years, Betsey Johnson has led the fashion community with her youthful and eclectic styles, and she now gives viewers unprecedented access to her life with daughter Lulu.
Betsey and Lulu have always worked together to expand Betsey’s fashion empire, but the pressures of their business relationship have created a co-dependent mother-daughter relationship. Betsey and Lulu find their deeply entangled relationship will be tested as they evolve both professionally and personally.
The new shows include The Lylas, Pregnant & Dating, and The Ruckers: Southern Royals.
The Lylas (pictured above) follows an up-and-coming pop group (of the same name) as they move from Hawaii to LA in search of their big break. The ladies – Tiara, Tahiti, Presley, and Jaime – are the sisters of singer-songwriter Bruno Mars.
Does the world really need one more teens-a-mess reality show?
According to Lifetime, yes. The network picked up eight hour-long episodes of a new series titled Teen Trouble. The show's host, Josh Shipp, is a teen behavior specialist, motivational speaker, and former advice correspondent for MTV's Total Request Live. He's also the author of The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness.
In Teen Trouble, Josh will "embed himself" into the "hidden lives" of teens who are abusing drugs and alcohol, stealing from family, and otherwise breaking the law. He will then confront the teens and parents with a few harsh truths.
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, a member of the R&B group TLC, has landed a new reality show on… wait for it… TLC! Totally T-Boz will follow T-Boz, 42, from Atlanta to L.A., where she'll attempt to reestablish her music career.
“This series will open the door into T-Boz’s struggles and successes, and the people who are there to support her as she works to make her dreams come true all over again,” TLC's GM Amy Winter says.
This will be T-Boz's third reality show. In 2005, T-Boz and fellow band mate Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas starred in R U The Girl on UPN. Also, T-Boz appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.
The creators of Pawn Stars and American Restoration have been shooting a series that follows several Las Vegas housewives, but don’t expect a Bravo-esque housewives show.
The show Vegas Moms has been filming for quite a while in Las Vegas, and it stars Amanda Kouretas, April Swartz (Mrs. Nevada 2009), Francine Sanchez (Mrs. Las Vegas 2011), Shannon Love, Carey Kennedy, and Mickey Norton. Las Vegas Weekly reports, “It is ultra sexy and fun. But they are still moms and homemakers. Yes, there’s crazy stuff and there’s drama, and they live amazing lives. The six of them have a long history together as friends, and their kids all play and know each other.”
Naomi Campbell is going to give Tyra Banks a run for her money. The supermodel is starring in her own reality modeling competition on Oxygen! Naomi will be one of three coaches on the new show “The Face”.
Naomi will be one of the three coaches that lead contestants through as they battle on and off the runway to be a national spokesperson. Scouting and picking aspiring models from all over the world, Campbell and the other two coaches, as yet unnamed, will mentor a team through the rigors of the modeling industries. The winner of The Face will become the face of a major brand, also as yet unnamed.
Naomi is excited about the project and I have to admit, so am I. I’ve always wondered what she was really like (aside from all those cell phone beatdowns and blood diamond scandals) – and now we’ll get an inside look.