Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott developing Oxygen makeover show
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/15/2009
Oxygen announced it has ordered a pilot for Mr. & Mrs. Makeover, a new reality series that will feature Tori & Dean stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott giving couples complete makeovers in an effort to make their relationships more meaningful.
The network is billing the series as "part marriage counseling, part makeover" -- as each couple featured will spend time with Spelling and McDermott in an effort to "use physical change both personally and in their surroundings to create a foundation to jumpstart their relationships."
Mr. & Mrs. Makeover is being produced by World of Wonder -- the same production company that produces Tori & Dean -- with Spelling, McDermott and Wonder of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato serving as executive producers.
Mr. & Mrs. Makeover's pilot pickup is part of a new multi-platform development deal Oxygen has signed with the former Beverly Hills 90210 actress and her husband.
The network has also ordered a second Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood's second season -- the fourth overall season of the couple's Tori & Dean reality series -- which will premiere Tuesday, May 26 at 10PM ET/PT.
In addition, Oxygen is also in the early stages of developing an original made-for-television movie starring Spelling and McDermott, who will also executive produce the romantic comedy.
The development deal also includes the production of original webisodes for Oxygen's website based on "Mommywood" -- Spelling's new book that was published by Simon & Schuster and hit bookshelves earlier this month.
"Dean and I are thrilled to be extending our partnership with everyone at Oxygen who became like family when we embarked on this new television adventure," said Spelling.
"Having the opportunity to reach our fans through this new series, special and especially our webisode venture, is very exciting and we look forward to working with their amazing team in the months ahead."