Report: Shannen Doherty shopping new 'Shannen' reality project
By Christopher Rocchio, 09/21/2009
Shannen Doherty reportedly wants to use reality television to show she has a softer side.
The former Beverly Hills 90210 star is currently putting the finishing touches on a deal to appear in Shannen, a new reality series that will highlight her "lighter and funnier" side, E! News reported Friday.
"She's excited about it, because she doesn't want that stigma anymore of being a bitch," a source told E! News. "They're still figuring out exactly how it will be done. It may even have some scripted elements."
While Doherty has already met with several networks about the tentatively-titled project -- which she'll also produce -- the 38-year-old actress coyly declined to reveal specifics.
"I'll be back on TV very soon," she told E! News Thursday. "There will be an announcement very soon. I promise you that."
In addition, she also previously claimed that she received an offer to compete on Dancing with the Stars Summer 2005 first season, but turned it down.
Doherty has since seen fellow former Beverly Hills 90210 co-stars Ian Ziering and Jennie Garth compete on the ABC reality series, the upcoming ninth season of which will include her ex-husband Ashley Hamilton as a celebrity participant.
"He's a great guy," she told E! News. "The women will vote for him for sure because he's gorgeous, so he'll do very well."