'Bachelor' winner Shayne Lamas' reality show to feature whole family
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/17/2009
Mike Fleiss is hoping to give The Bachelor: London Calling winner Shayne Lamas and her "good-looking" family the Keeping Up with the Kardashians treatment.
"Not that the Kardashians aren't good looking, but the Lamas family is a very good looking family," Fleiss told Reality TV World on Friday about the E! reality show project he's been developing.
"You see Shayne, her sister Dakota and [their brother] A.J. and obviously [her father] Lorenzo is there anchoring it with his rugged handsomeness. They're wild, crazy characters, but they're also very good looking."
The series was first announced as being in development when The Bachelor creator inked an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television and its Warner Horizon TV division in December.
"It's very strong. [E! programming executive] Lisa Berger is very happy with it," Fleiss told Reality TV World about the project. "We think it has a chance to be a real hit for them."
Fleiss said the series hasn't "officially" been ordered by E! but added "it looks very good."
"We just shot the pilot and we're about to go back into production," said Fleiss.
Lamas received the final rose and a marriage proposal -- both of which she accepted -- from The Bachelor: London Calling star Matt Grant during the show's pre-taped finale last May.
Lamas subsequently denied she cheated and instead claimed that although the couple hadn't announced it yet, their relationship was already over before her trip to Sin City. In addition, Lamas attributed Grant's inability to handle her hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle as the reason why the couple spilt.