JENNIFER LOPEZ AND TLC PARTNER FOR NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES
NEW YORK CITY, April 23, 2008 � TLC President, Angela Shapiro-Mathes, announced that the network will partner with Jennifer Lopez who will co-create, co-executive produce, and star in a new docu-series. Jennifer Lopez is an international star who has conquered the worlds of music, fashion, and film. Now TLC will deliver a slice of her life that audiences have never seen before, as she takes on her career and launches a new fragrance while trying to juggle her new responsibilities as a first time mom.
"Jennifer is unbelievably passionate about life and will be an incredible role model for our audience," said 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."
"I am excited to be part of the TLC family," said Lopez. "I'm looking forward to sharing this exciting journey together."
The series is currently in production. Executive producers are Jennifer Lopez, Simon Fields and Gay Rosenthal ("Little People, Big World").
TLC's innovative docu-series and reality-based programming include favorites What Not to Wear, John & Kate Plus 8, Little People Big World, LA Ink and Ten Years Younger. The channel introduced Miss America Reality Check in 2007 which helped drive the Miss America Pageant to its highest rating in years. TLC defined home design with Trading Spaces and continues to reinvent the genre with Date My House and Your Place or Mine. TLC's daytime lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning A Baby Story as well as Take Home Chef, featuring one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men, Curtis Stone. The channel is available in more than 93 million homes in the US, nearly 8 million homes in Canada and through the website at www.tlc.com. TLC is part of Discovery Communications which is owned by Discovery Holding Co. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman.