TLC announces new docu-reality series starring Jennifer Lopez
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/24/2008
TLC announced it is developing a new reality series starring singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.
"I am excited to be part of the TLC family," said Lopez. "I'm looking forward to sharing this exciting journey together."
The untitled series is currently in production and will follow Lopez' various professional endeavors, including the launch of her new fragrance. In addition, the series will also focus on the new mother of twins and her husband Marc Anthony as they tackle the responsibilities of parenthood.
"Jennifer is unbelievably passionate about life and will be an incredible role model for our audience," TLC president Angela Shapiro-Mathes. "I'm thrilled to be partnering with her on a series that will take our audience into a fascinating world. It's a fun, emotional journey that will be inspirational and yet very relatable to today's women."
The series is co-created and co-executive produced by Lopez, with Simon Fields and Gay Rosenthal also serving as executive producers.
Although it will the first one to focus on her, the new TLC series doesn't represent Lopez' first foray into reality television.
MTV orderedMoves -- a reality series that would follow the lives of six dancers working to make it in the dancing business -- in May 2006, and it was executive produced by Lopez.
The show subsequently premiered in January 2007 under the new title DanceLife, and Lopez made several cameo appearances during its eight-episode run.