Style Network announces 'Glam Fairy' and 'Big Rich Texas' pickups
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/13/2011
The Style Network has announced it has ordered Glam Fairy and Big Rich Texas, two new docu-reality series that will premiere later this year.
Glam Fairy -- a spinoff of the network's top-rated Jerseylicious reality series -- will feature New Jersey makeup artist and former Jerseylicious star Alexa Prisco giving women makeovers for special occasions.
Glam Fairy's first season -- which will consist of 10 hour-long episodes and premiere on The Style Network in October -- will follow Prisco as she leaves Jerseylicious's Gatsby Salon and establishes her own The Glam Factory makeover business. In addition to chronicling her attempts to build up her clientele, Glam Fairy will also follow Prisco's personal life and her attempt to give herself a makeover and start a family.
"I'm thrilled that the hit status of Jerseylicious has spawned Glam Fairy and launched Alexa from a pivotal character in the series to the star of her own makeover show. Her tremendous viewer popularity and extensive expertise make her a natural to continue to sprinkle her fairy dust over more deserving women with her own show," The Style Network president Salaam Coleman Smith said.
Glam Fairy is being produced by Endemol USA and executive produced by Alex Duda, Sarah Weidman and Merah Chung.
Big Rich Texas will follow the mothers and daughters of an elite country club in Texas and premiere in July with one-hour long episodes. The 10-episode series will feature five wealthy women and their privileged daughters within their social scenes.
According to The Style Network, Big Rich Texas' cast will consist of:
- Dena and her daughter Jade. Dena is a former Los Angeles rock groupie who "married into Texas money," while Jade "claims to hate the country club lifestyle, but seems to enjoy the perks."
- Bonnie and her daughter Whitney. Bonnie is a self-made millionaire who "was born into Dallas money but rejected high-society rules early on," while Whitney is also "rebellious" and shops and gets plastic surgery with her mother.
- Paula, her 16-year-old daughter Shanelle, and her 65-year-old mother Althean. They are "three generations of Dallas society" with different viewpoints on life. Paula is a homemakers, Shanelle is a "rebellious" teen, and Althean is a "self-made woman" who founded an all-girls school.
- Melissa and her 15-year-old daughter Maddie. Almost-40 Melissa is hoping to get back on the runway and model, while Maddie attempts to control her mother's life including who she can date.
- Connie and her daughter Grace. Connie is a businesswoman with a designer boutique who wants to prove her independence, while Grace wants to become head cheerleader on her prestigious high school cheerleading squad.
Big Rich Texas is being produced by Fly on the Wall Productions with Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan, Sarah Weidman, and Merah Chung serving as its executive producers.
In addition to The Style Network's ordering of Big Rich Texas and Glam Fairy, the network has also announced it has 10 other reality shows in development: The Amandas, Are You Dressed?, Birth Moms, The Look For Less, Makeover Madness, Maureen Hancock's Ghost Town, Miss Fit, The Riveras, Single with 7, and an untitled weekly topical series which will feature the former sixth-season The Bachelorette and The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky as its host.