Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher developing new ABC reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/27/2008
Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher are currently responsible for two The CW reality shows, however they've apparently collaborated to concoct a new unscripted series for ABC.
The America's Next Top Model creator and Beauty and the Geek executive producer have teamed up to create a new reality series that will have contestants competing in a beauty pageant, The Hollywood Reporterreported Tuesday.
ABC has ordered eight episodes of the series -- the format of which obviously has a twist, however the network "requested" be kept quiet because production has yet to commence, according to The Reporter.
The yet-to-be-titled series is the product of Banks' Bankable Productions; Kutcher and Jason Goldberg's Katalyst Films; and Warner Horizon, with which Banks has a deal.
In addition to Top Model, which is currently in its tenth season, Bankable Productions is also developing a new fashion magazine-focused reality series with Project Runway developer Eli Holzman and executive producers Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber. It is slated for a late spring/early summer premiere on The CW.
In addition, the rights to Katalyst's The Real Wedding Crashers -- a hidden camera comedy series that aired on NBC last spring -- has been acquired by the Style Network, according to The Reporter.
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