TV Land developing new Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/12/2009
Former Dancing with the Stars celebrity participants Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin are reportedly waltzing their way to TV Land.
The network has ordered a pilot presentation for a new reality series that would follow the lives of the married couple and their two daughters, TV Guidereported Thursday.
"Ever since I started here (in May 2006), I've been out in the marketplace looking for a celebrity couple with dynamic stories to tell," TV Land programming executive Keith Cox told TV Guide. "When I met Lisa and Harry, it made sense."
If TV Land were to go forward with the project following the pilot presentation, Cox told TV Guide it would go straight to a half-hour series pickup slated for a 2009 debut. The project is being executive produced by Jason Carbone.
Rinna competed on Dancing with the Stars' Winter 2006 second season, in which she finished fourth with professional partner Louis van Amstel.
Hamlin subsequently participated in the show's Fall 2006 third season, in which he was the third celebrity eliminated along with professional partner Ashly DelGrosso.