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E! orders 'The Lamas Family' reality show featuring Shayne Lamas


By Christopher Rocchio, 04/21/2009 

E! announced that it has ordered The Lamas Family, a new reality series starring former The Bachelor: London Calling winner Shayne Lamas and the rest of her family as they live their Hollywood lifestyles.

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In addition to Shayne, the show's cast will also feature her father Lorenzo Lamas -- who previously served as a judge on ABC's short-lived 2003 Are You Hot? reality series and also competed on Gone Country's second season last summer on CMT.

Rounding out the cast will be Shayne's brother A.J. and her sister Dakota, as well as their mom and Lorenzo's ex-wife Michele Smith.

The tentatively-titled reality series is produced by The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss -- who began developing the series when he inked an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television and its Warner Horizon TV division in December.

In February, he told Reality TV World that the project would feature the entire Lamas family and not just Shayne.  At the time, he described the Lamas clan as a "very good looking family" -- a sentiment he reiterated in announcing E!'s pick-up of the show.

"This is a perfect family for reality TV," said Fleiss.  "They are fun, funny and damn are they good looking."

The Lamas Family is currently slated to air this fall.

"This is a family only Hollywood could produce. From the twists and turns of the interpersonal dynamics to the hilarious antics, we know viewers will be highly entertained," said E! executive Lisa Berger. 

"We are excited to work with Mike Fleiss and Warner Horizon who have a track record of creating fantastic shows that speaks for itself.   We have no doubt they will be able to capture all the comedy and drama that makes this cast of characters so appealing."

Shayne 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 May 2008 finale.

Despite insisting they were in love, the couple eventually called off their engagement that July after a report surfaced that she had traveled to Las Vegas and cheated on him with Vegas media mogul Justin Wenerger.

Shayne 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, Shayne attributed Grant's inability to handle her hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle as the reason why the couple spilt.

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